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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.

HTF Akro Agate Uranium Snake & Popeye Marble
HTF Akro Agate Uranium Snake & Popeye Marble
$18.82 (3 Bids)
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Akro Agate Red/Blue Oxblood Ashtray
Akro Agate Red/Blue Oxblood Ashtray
$34.00
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2 Champion Agate Coral Marbles & 1 Akro Agate Blue Snake
2 Champion Agate Coral Marbles & 1 Akro Agate Blue Snake
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 8h 7m
Akro Agate Superman marble  1/2 inch  Mint
Akro Agate Superman marble 1/2 inch Mint
$10.50 (2 Bids)
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AKRO AGATE IMPERIALS MINT SHOOTER AND SIX 5/8
AKRO AGATE IMPERIALS MINT SHOOTER AND SIX 5/8" MINT SET VINTAGE MARBLE
$15.50 (5 Bids)
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Vintage Chinese Akro Agate Checkers Marbles In Original Box
Vintage Chinese Akro Agate Checkers Marbles In Original Box
$12.99
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Lot of 136 New and Vintage Marbles Peltier, Akro Agate, Vitro, and More! Bag 3
Lot of 136 New and Vintage Marbles Peltier, Akro Agate, Vitro, and More! Bag 3
$12.99
Time Remaining: 27d 12h 8m
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11/16" Akro Agate Cream, Red & Yellow Corkscrew ~ Near Mint+ ~ #774
$1.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 17h 38m
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11/16" Akro Agate Red Slag Marble ~ Near Mint+ ~ #776
$8.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 51m
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5/8" Akro Agate Mossy Orange Patch Marble ~ Near Mint+ ~ #777
$1.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 58m
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5/8" Akro Agate Yellow & Orange Corkscrew ~ Mint- ~ #778
$1.00
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 Akro Agate Corkscrew Marble Ako-69
Akro Agate Corkscrew Marble Ako-69
$2.79
Time Remaining: 29d 21h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $2.79

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