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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?


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Marble Trivia

According to a late 19th-century American newspaper ad, you could buy a 'flint' marble for 5 cents, a glass agate for 1 cent, a dozen Chinas for 5 cents, or two-dozen 'commons' for 5 cents.