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Antique Handmade Marbles

Antique handmade marbles are works of glass art and Old World craftsmanship, highly prized by marble collectors. Most were made 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 but most collectors refer to them as 'handmades'.

Vintage handmade marbles sizes usually range from about 1/2" to 2" in diameter. Bigger ones in better condition hold more value to collectors, but rarity of style and "eye appeal" are major factors in value.

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

9/16
9/16" + RARE CASED RED & WHITE CLAMBROTH HANDMADE MARBLE
$100.00
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VERY RARE 1 & 5/8
VERY RARE 1 & 5/8" GREEN SHEATHED SOLID CORE HANDMADE MARBLES
$850.00
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BOROSILICATE PENDANT BY ~ETHAN LESCH~ BORO, ART, MIB, HANDMADE
BOROSILICATE PENDANT BY ~ETHAN LESCH~ BORO, ART, MIB, HANDMADE
$40.00
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Vintage german handmade solid core marble 1 1/2
Vintage german handmade solid core marble 1 1/2" *NICE*
$191.66
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""HUGE JASPER HAND MADE MARLE""OVER A 1".
$24.99
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SAMMY HOGUE HANDMADE GLASS MARBLE/1.681
SAMMY HOGUE HANDMADE GLASS MARBLE/1.681"-PINK FLOWER IN GREEN LUTZ GRASS-6 LOBES
$169.19
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HANDMADE GLASS MARBLE
HANDMADE GLASS MARBLE "NIMBUS BLUE" 20mm SHOOTER
$5.99
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SAMMY HOGUE HANDMADE GLASS MARBLE/1.855
SAMMY HOGUE HANDMADE GLASS MARBLE/1.855"-PSYCHEDELIC BUMBLE BEE-YELLOW,BLACK,WHT
$160.19
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(2) EYEBALL Marbles eyes (blue or brown) Handmade art glass ball 7/8
(2) EYEBALL Marbles eyes (blue or brown) Handmade art glass ball 7/8" SHOOTER
$6.95
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25mm WURLITZER Handmade art glass red blue design Marbles ball Large 1
25mm WURLITZER Handmade art glass red blue design Marbles ball Large 1" SHOOTER
$3.95
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SAMMY HOGUE HANDMADE GLASS MARBLE/1.721
SAMMY HOGUE HANDMADE GLASS MARBLE/1.721"-PSYCHEDELIC TWISTER-GOLD LUTZ,ROYAL,RED
$164.69
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SPARKLING HANDMADE 1.17
SPARKLING HANDMADE 1.17" ARTGLASS MARBLE ~ MULTICOLOR with GOLD LUTZ SWIRLS #295
$16.28
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Machine-made marbles known as 'sparklers' and 'sunbursts' were attempts to mimic the earlier handmade marbles called onionskins.