I am so happy to see your beautiful mouth watering collection of Marbles~ and your “New Website” is incredible~
Thank you, we felt marbles were as important as bottles in a lot of ways. We worked a long time on the new site and will continue to keep adding new stories and pictures. Thank you for the kind words.
Is this site still up and running? I just came across it yesterday, 1/20/2016. I collect bottles and marbles. Rob
Jeff, do you still host the mad as hell or something like that marble site that consigns some great mibbage, and if so, is there a link anywhere on your new site?
Always enjoy seeing the updates to all things glass.
Douglas in Bishop
Jeff I enjoyed part 1 of your article. Learned something about marbles. Looking forward to part 2.
Do you realize that you are showing a lot of fake marbles ?
I’m not sure what you mean by fake. Reproductions, new art glass, I don’t understand. Our aim is to show a cross section, eventually we will be able to put a caption with them all.
Hi , by fake i mean reproduction marbles that are not identified as such . There are many included in this page .
Yea, we need to go in and get things a little more tidy in the marble department. We are starting a new marble website we’ll be launching next month. We will be spending more time and getting things a little more definitive on what is what. We don’t actually identify any of the marbles in the gallery but that will change.
Thanks for the input.
I just found your site and so far it looks great.you are the first to hear my little story of where I have gathered my marble collection.i pulled them all from the river banks between the antioch bridge and the rio vista bridge for the last four years.its time to show you collectors what I’ve got.
Why is it that there is always a “Bob” who is a self proclaimed expert, and knows more than anyone else. Considering the fact that none of the marbles were labeled or identified, I think Bob the troll got a little trigger happy and wasted his rounds prematurely. As always, the photos are beautiful, and if I had even one of those Guineas or even a single Joseph’s Coat, I’d be a happy camper.
jeff great lay out and what pics yours lowell
To bad you are such a troll … get your head out of your butt and take free advise when it’s offered by an expert in the field . BFF = Bob Block
Anyone that knows me knows I’m much too tall to be a troll. I’m not sure what advice you are talking about, we are always happy to use information beyond our scope or reach. Please send it again and I’m sure we can find it useful.
Thanks for the email.
HAVE YOU ANY INFO ABOUT THE MARBLES USED IN GRANTS GAME? this was a civil war era game played with checkered marbles.
I have heard about Grant’s game, basically I believe we call it solitaire. It’s been around for ever. You start with a board with the middle hole uncovered and try to move them across without jumping more than one. Marbles from those games can be collectible, but alas, they are often mixed up with the many other marbles floating around. If you found a game intact I think you’d have your answer. I have a number of checkered marbles we call “China’s.” We see those all the time, whether they are from the game or not is anyone’s guess. Wish I could help more.
I come by here every few days Jeff~ Looking for more Beautiful Glass in every shape…Marbles are a passion as are bottles~ I find I search for Bottles now as much as Vintage Marbles~ The hunt is the key perhaps~ Your website never ceases to amaze me~ Looking forward to Auction 60~ I believe you were at #49 when I first found you ~ I will be back and ready for the next one Jeff~ Take Care
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My Dear Friend Jeff~ as I have said so many times before…I stop by here often hoping to see some new marbles…I always enjoy the Bottles and am looking forward to Auction 63 in February…the Birthday Month~I miss discussing marbles with you so I do hope you will add more photo’s sometime of any new one’s that you have acquired~ Always your Friend, Vicki
Great site. I loved looking at your pictures. I’m sorry I had to miss the marble get together held at your place. Do you anticipate hosting another? I’d love to see some of your bottles as well.
Just curious if you still host a marble appraisal and/or auction. I followed your site for years and then lost track of you. I had a difficult time trying to find you. Thank goodness I did. Love looking at your bottle auctions! Please let me know about the appraisals. Thank you.
I am maintaining our marble page however I can’t spend hours going through collections to tell you information you can find on your own. I suggest buying a book, a great new book out is on Peltier Marbles by Sami Arim. Ebay is another place to look and see if your marbles are there. Most collectors spent years studying the hobby and if you want quick answers you need to either go to a marble club and or spend some time studying our website and the different marble sections we have available for viewing. Best of luck!
I just found your article and love it!!! I have a few marbles left from my youth. As a 61 yr. old grandmother to my grandson Jonathan who is 10, I want him to love them as much as I did and still do!!!. Thanks!!!
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