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Marbles : identification and price guide
Block, Robert, 1960-
Personal Author:
Revised and expanded fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub, [2002]

Physical Description:
175 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
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NK6215 .B66 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Here again is the fascinating world of marbles, newly revised. Indians, Aggies, Steelies, and more...every major category of marble is presented in this new and exciting guide. Included are old handmade marbles of glass, earthenware, minerals, and steel; machine-made marbles and their manufacturers; and contemporary handmade glass marbles by artisans recapturing the old styles and creating exciting new styles all their own. Marble pricing is explained in detail. The author describes the four factors to look for when determining the value of a marble, and presents an accurate guide to today's market.

Author Notes

Robert Block has been collecting, appraising and dealing in marbles for many years. He has spoken to numerous historical societies and marble meets, and runs live marble auctions and marble shows.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4th Editionp. 6
Marble Collectors Society of Americap. 7
Valuation of Marblesp. 8
Handmade Marblesp. 13
Latticinio Core Swirlsp. 15
Divided Core Swirlsp. 18
Solid Core Swirlsp. 20
Ribbon Core Swirlsp. 22
Joseph's Coat Swirlsp. 24
Banded or Coreless Swirlsp. 26
Miscellaneous Core Swirlsp. 28
Peppermint Swirlsp. 30
Clambrothsp. 32
Banded Opaquesp. 34
Indianp. 36
Banded Lutzp. 38
Onionskin Lutzp. 40
Ribbon Lutzp. 42
Indian Lutz & Mist Lutzp. 44
End of Day Cloudp. 46
End of Day Onionskinp. 48
End of Day Panelled Cloud or Onionskinp. 50
Mistp. 52
Submarinep. 53
Micap. 54
Slag, Opaque & Cleariep. 56
Sulphidep. 59
Other Single-Gatherp. 62
Handmade Non-Glass Marblesp. 64
Clayp. 65
Crockeryp. 66
Benningtonp. 67
Stonewarep. 68
Chinap. 69
Carpet Ballp. 71
Agatep. 72
Other Mineralp. 73
Other Materialsp. 75
Machine-Made Marblesp. 76
Transitionalp. 77
M.F. Christensen & Son Companyp. 82
Christensen Agate Companyp. 86
Akro Agate Companyp. 92
Peltier Glass Companyp. 105
The Master Marble Company/ The Master Glass Companyp. 115
Alley Agate Companyp. 117
Marble King, Inc.p. 118
Ravenswood Novelty Worksp. 121
Vitro Agate Company/Gladding-Vitro Agate Companyp. 125
Champion Agate Companyp. 127
Alox Manufacturing Companyp. 128
Heaton Agate Company C.E./Bogard & Sons/ The Bogard Company Jabo, Inc./Jabo-Vitro Agate, Inc.p. 128
Cairo Novelty Companyp. 131
Vacor De Mexicop. 131
European Machine-Made Marblesp. 132
Cat's-Eyesp. 134
Misellaneous Machine-Made Marblesp. 136
Common Machine-Made Marblesp. 138
Marbles in Original Packagingp. 138
Contemporary Handmade Glass Marblesp. 157
Reproductions, Fakes, Fantasies & Repaired Marblesp. 170
Glossaryp. 173