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Akro Agate Marbles

Back in the early 1900s two residents of Akron, Ohio named Gilbert Marsh and George Rankin began making glass marbles. They created their own machinery to mass produce the marbles and found enough demand to start a company. So in 1911 they registered the trademark Akro Agate and manufactured marbles under that name, arguably the most famous and prolific marble manufacturers. They soon partnered with Horace C. Hill, formerly of the Navarre Glass Marble & Specialty Company and Akro Agate manufactured marbles for 40 years. In 1951, when Akro Agate closed, theirs was the last of more than two-dozen marble factories in America's marble making capitol of Akron, Ohio.

Akro Agate marbles come in a dizzying variety of styles including corkscrews, sparklers, oxbloods, moonies and many more. Corkscrews are Akro Agate's most popular and easily recognized marble style, to be found in an astounding variety of colors. Common ones have a white base color with a second solid color twisting around the marble from pole to pole. More desirable variations have a non-white base or three or more colors.

 AKRO AGATE/M.F. CHRISTENSEN EARLY MARBLES:HANDGATHERED!!!!
AKRO AGATE/M.F. CHRISTENSEN EARLY MARBLES:HANDGATHERED!!!!
$9.99
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Vintage Marbles Akro Agate Wild Hybrid  Pistachio Oxblood Corckscrew Old Marble
Vintage Marbles Akro Agate Wild Hybrid Pistachio Oxblood Corckscrew Old Marble
$6.95 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE LOT OF 30 AKRO AGATE MARBLES
VINTAGE LOT OF 30 AKRO AGATE MARBLES
$20.00
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One VHTF 3/4
One VHTF 3/4" Akro Agate "Crow" Marble (also Kingfisher)
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE LOT OF 30 AKRO AGATE MARBLES
VINTAGE LOT OF 30 AKRO AGATE MARBLES
$20.00
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AKRO ? - CORKSCREW - ORANGE / CLEAR / WHITE  19/32  INCH
AKRO ? - CORKSCREW - ORANGE / CLEAR / WHITE 19/32 INCH
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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Akro Agate New Handmade Glass Marble w/ Gold Lutz ~Aurora Borealis -2066
Akro Agate New Handmade Glass Marble w/ Gold Lutz ~Aurora Borealis -2066
$1.51 (2 Bids)
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#5305m Vintage Pair of Akro Agate Uranium Corkscrew Marbles
#5305m Vintage Pair of Akro Agate Uranium Corkscrew Marbles
$14.99
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HTF 39/64
HTF 39/64" *Akro Agate Sparkler (or Darkler)* (73H)
$16.99
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AKRO AGATE MARBLES - OXBLOOD - MINT - 15/16
AKRO AGATE MARBLES - OXBLOOD - MINT - 15/16"
$145.00
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Old Akro Agate Lemonade Oxblood Marble 3/4 - Hit Marks! - By Montanapicker
Old Akro Agate Lemonade Oxblood Marble 3/4 - Hit Marks! - By Montanapicker
$4.50
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Vintage Akro Agate Multi-Color Patch Marble 21/32
Vintage Akro Agate Multi-Color Patch Marble 21/32"+ ~ Phenomenal ~
$2.99 (1 Bid)
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An 'oxblood' marble is any marble containing a special color of glass that is opaque brownish red and about the color of a paving brick. This color has been used since the 1850s and is highly desired by collectors.