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Have You Lost Your Marbles Over Marbles

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by brigrat, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. brigrat
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    Just picked these jars of Marbles up from an elderly man at a garage sale for 5 bucks. Anyone know how to value them or are the jars worth more than the Marbles?
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  2. F&J
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    Antique stores near my home sell them in unusual jars or vases as décor. They often do patterns/layers of color in the glass jar, and some use mostly one main color theme for people who want a certain color for a room. Most sit in a window to catch the sun.

    They don't sell anywhere near that cheap in those shops.

    People "see" different things in each jar... I like the 3rd pic... it looks like Planets. :)

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  3. I like the back ground in 2 and 4. What a Beautiful view. The marbles are cool too.
     
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  4. I like to turn them into candle holders. The ladies love 'em, say that they are romantic.:D;) 20190412_214201.jpg
     
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  5. unklgriz
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    A lot of the older marbles will glow when you shine a black light on them in the dark. As to the value I'm not sure where to send you on that.

    Larry
     
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  6. brigrat
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    It has to be like everything else, there could be a Deuce 3/W in there somewhere!
     
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  7. woodbutcher
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    :D You might try your favorite search engine and type in"marble collectors"or something similar.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  8. quick85
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    I wish I'd run across that deal, even if they're new (or newer). No idea of
    the value, but then, I don't buy with value in mind, I buy because I like.
    In my area if things are older than six days they're considered rare, collectible
    or antique, making them expensive. No matter what the item is.
     
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  9. Petejoe
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    Rare ones are very expensive.

    Alittle story.

    My grandparents lived two blocks down the road from us in a small village when I was a toad.
    My grandfather was an avid gardener and lived in a big home. He used to find thousands of marbles plowing and digging in his veggie garden. Would collect them in mason jars.
    He’d give them to us kids who would use them for marble games and slingshot ammunition.
    I bet I lost thousands.
    Later in life I find out he lived in a renovated marble factory in Navarre Ohio and those marbles are very rare and expensive. Yikes!!!
    My brother was smart enough to save a few jars of them.


    http://www.landofmarbles.com/phpbb/showthread.php?20985-Navarre

    http://www.refinerofgold.com/marbles/glass/machine.html
     
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  11. VANDENPLAS
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    Lotta Aggie’s there !

    You would have to goggle to get an answer.
    But I know some older hand made marbles can be worth quite a bundle.
    I’ve bough a few jars of marbles at farm auctions and sales.
    Don’t care about value, just like lookin st them.
     
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  12. brigrat
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    My 10 year old grandson will probably end up with them so my thought on the "value thing" was he probably won't miss the more "valued" ones if there were any..................................
     
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  13. bowie
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    Their are basically two classes of glass marbles. Handmade that were cut off a cane of glass or machine made. The handmade can be identified by a twist on one or both ends. Big difference in values.... ACF16884-F42A-4027-9965-F13B0BA22FD0.jpeg
     
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  14. Okie Pete
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    I like the ones in rattle paint cans :rolleyes:
     
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  15. papa's 39 koop
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    Cool find..I remember as a kid we would use them in slingshots. Hurt like hell if you got hit by one. I remember my grandpa had a huge collection but mom threw them away when she cleaned out the basement after he passed.
     
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  16. I use to have hundreds of green & clear Fiberglas marbles, these were used to make fiberglass strand in manufacturing, we had a huge plant here and my uncle worked there and kept all the kids pockets full of marbles.

    We had so many we used them for slingshot ammunition too.

    I still have a few real marbles at home in a jar. HRP
     
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  17. Okie Pete
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    IMG_1188.JPG Some old marbles I have found , some are fired clay .
     
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  18. unklgriz
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    Those clay marbles are pretty cool. We have a few of those. My wife has been collecting marbles for years. One thin we did find out with the clay marbles is there has been a major influx of fake ones lately (what hasn't). You can usually tell by their weight, the newer ones are lighter due to the type of clay that they use compared to the good old ones.

    We had a collector stop by our house during one of our yard sales a few years back and bought some of the older ones we had. He is the one that showed us to use the black light to find out which ones had Uranium in them. He told us of one marble that went for 10k at a marble convention a few years ago.
     
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  19. Yep, I started collecting the ones out of rattle cans a few years ago. Not really sure why actually, just one of those things I do that drives my wife crazy.

    My brother is a hoarder, he's got tons of marbles, old, new, some rare but mostly not. He lost his own years ago, so I guess he needs to collect other people's. :rolleyes:
     
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