Marbles at Morphy Auctions September 23-24, 2016

September 16th, 2016,

CAC cobalt guinea with unusual colors

Once again Morphy Auctions is auctioning off some terrific marbles, and the online catalog photos are exquisite.

Highlights include a rare Christensen Agate Company cobalt-based guinea with only red and white colors.

There are also several group lots of machine made marbles estimated to sell for under US$300, such as this group of very colorful Akro Agates.

Register now and bid on what you like at a price you can afford.

Magnets and Marbles and Kapla Blocks

May 9th, 2016,

A domino builder decided to take on a "Rube Goldberg" type machine using marbles and magnets and Kapla blocks on a table. After 50 tries, he succeeded using some very clever magnet tricks.

Wintergatan Marble Machine Instrument Uses 2000 marbles

March 3rd, 2016,

This amazing mechnical musical instrument by a Swedish musician uses 2,000 "steelie" marbles which, technically, are ball bearings, but most Americans who grew up playing marbles would classify them as marbles.

I wonder whether this device was inspired by the Pipe Dream computer generated animation from ~8 years ago?

Marble Gallery

Visit the Marble Gallery!

Marble Trivia

The glazed stoneware marbles called 'Benningtons' were popularly believed to have originated in Bennington, VT, but they in fact were imported from Germany.