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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.

BIG ANTIQUE GERMAN PANELLED ONIONSKIN MARBLE 1 5/16
BIG ANTIQUE GERMAN PANELLED ONIONSKIN MARBLE 1 5/16" (1.305") Great Color Combo
$100.00
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Rare 41/64" Antique Handmade Banded Lutz Marble...Black Opaque
$129.95
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BIG ANTIQUE GERMAN NAKED DOUBLE RIBBON CORE or SOLID CORE SWIRL MARBLE 31/32
BIG ANTIQUE GERMAN NAKED DOUBLE RIBBON CORE or SOLID CORE SWIRL MARBLE 31/32"+
$95.99
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RARE GIANT OLD GERMAN SOLID CORE MARBLE in DARK GREEN GLASS 1 5/8
RARE GIANT OLD GERMAN SOLID CORE MARBLE in DARK GREEN GLASS 1 5/8" Single Pontil
$49.99
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Marbles RARE ANTIQUE GERMAN BLUE MAGLITE INDIAN MARBLE 11/16
Marbles RARE ANTIQUE GERMAN BLUE MAGLITE INDIAN MARBLE 11/16"
$49.99
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Indian Summer vintage antique  marbles German & UK Swirl lot CAC Mix Lot AKRO
Indian Summer vintage antique marbles German & UK Swirl lot CAC Mix Lot AKRO
$9.50 (15 Bids)
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Vintage Marble
Vintage Marble
$1.99
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GERMAN Onionskin  Antique Handmade Marble one of amazing marbles
GERMAN Onionskin Antique Handmade Marble one of amazing marbles
$9.90
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GERMAN Onionskin  Antique Handmade Marble one of amazing marbles
GERMAN Onionskin Antique Handmade Marble one of amazing marbles
$9.90
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GERMAN Onionskin  Antique Handmade Marble one of amazing marbles
GERMAN Onionskin Antique Handmade Marble one of amazing marbles
$9.90
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GERMAN Onionskin  Antique Handmade Marble one of amazing marbles
GERMAN Onionskin Antique Handmade Marble one of amazing marbles
$9.90
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Vintage Marble Lot 21 Old Blue Marbles From Estate Find Mixed Styles Fancy
Vintage Marble Lot 21 Old Blue Marbles From Estate Find Mixed Styles Fancy
$4.98
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