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Antique Handmade Marbles

Antique handmade marbles are works of glass art craftsmanship, highly prized by marble collectors. Most were handmade in Germany from the late 1840s until around about 1915, and most are the swirl variety. For this reason they are sometimes called German swirls; many collectors simply refer to them as handmades.

Vintage handmade marbles generally range in size from about ½” to 2 ½” in diameter. As a rule, the bigger size and better condition, the more valuable they are to collectors. Size and condition is a good place to start, but rarity and eye appeal determine the bulk of the value. Larger examples in mint condition can fetch more than US$1,000, with exceptional specimens exceeding US$20,000 at auction.

It goes without saying that no toy marble collection is complete without at least one handmade from Germany. Don't despair if you cannot afford a mint condition one. These antique marbles come in many sizes and all conditions, so you are sure to find one worthy affordable for your collection that you can afford. Popular types include onionskins, clambroths, sulphides, indians, lutz, and mica.

63 VINTAGE Hand Made Marbles Agate Onion Skin Swirl Clay Ribbon 1930's Estate
63 VINTAGE Hand Made Marbles Agate Onion Skin Swirl Clay Ribbon 1930's Estate
$202.50 (14 Bids)
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Vintage Marbles lot of 5 #010
Vintage Marbles lot of 5 #010
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Lot of 170 Vintage Clay Marbles Circa 1890's
Lot of 170 Vintage Clay Marbles Circa 1890's
$23.50 (4 Bids)
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#3105m Big Vintage German Onionskin Marble 1.32 Inches *Near Mint Plus*
#3105m Big Vintage German Onionskin Marble 1.32 Inches *Near Mint Plus*
$66.00 (2 Bids)
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ANTIQUE SULFIDE MARBLE of CHILD ON A ROCKING HORSE
ANTIQUE SULFIDE MARBLE of CHILD ON A ROCKING HORSE
$125.00
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Lot of 12 ANTIQUE GLAZED HELIX LINED CHINA MARBLES 1/2
Lot of 12 ANTIQUE GLAZED HELIX LINED CHINA MARBLES 1/2" tand larger
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39/64" Antique Handmade Latticinio Marble...Mint Minus Condition
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Lot of 4 ANTIQUE GLAZED HELIX LINED CHINA MARBLES 1/2
Lot of 4 ANTIQUE GLAZED HELIX LINED CHINA MARBLES 1/2"+/-1 swril marble English
$9.99
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32 Antique PeeWee Solitaire Marbles Set w/board Approx .48 31/64 Very rare
32 Antique PeeWee Solitaire Marbles Set w/board Approx .48 31/64 Very rare
$349.99
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1"(+) GERMAN HAND MADE SOLID CORE NO WHITE ORANGE YELLOW AVENTURINE VINTAGE
$59.99
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(15) Handmade Brown Bennington Glazed Clay Marbles - Assorted Sizes
(15) Handmade Brown Bennington Glazed Clay Marbles - Assorted Sizes
$6.05 (3 Bids)
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Natural Stone Agate Marble  -  13/16
Natural Stone Agate Marble - 13/16"
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