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Christensen Marbles

The Christensen Agate Company was founded in 1925 in Ohio and operated until 1931. Their mix of craftsmanship, science and innovation produced vividly beautiful marbles that many collectors consider the artistic peak of machine made toy marble production. This fact, and the fact that Christensen Agate only produced marbles for a few years, makes their marbles especially rare and desirable.

Christensen Agate Company marbles, nicknamed CACs or Chrissys by collectors, are famous for their splashes of vivid, exotic colors which are strikingly modern even by today's standards. Due to their beauty and limited production, more desirable mint condition Christensen marble styles are highly sought by collectors.

An earlier company, M.F. Christensen & Son Co., also produced marbles in Ohio, from 1904 until about 1917. They only produced a limited line of marbles, most famously the imitation onyx style. But they are credited with creating the first fully automated machine made marble process in 1902.

Besides the coveted speckled Guinea marbles, Christensen Agate made beautiful swirl marbles that sometimes 'flame' with vivid sharp layers. They also produced other beautiful marble styles such as the striped transparent, striped opaque, and submarine.

Vtg Christensen Agate Company Blue base, Red/orange/brown Swirls CAC- .656
Vtg Christensen Agate Company Blue base, Red/orange/brown Swirls CAC- .656", M-
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#7637m Vintage Christensen Agate Company CAC Electric Swirl Marble .60 Inches NM
#7637m Vintage Christensen Agate Company CAC Electric Swirl Marble .60 Inches NM
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Christensen Agate Co. (CAC) Swirl-Flame MARBLE / Lavender - White - Yellow
Christensen Agate Co. (CAC) Swirl-Flame MARBLE / Lavender - White - Yellow
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Desirable RED (CAC)Christensen Agate Company Slag
Desirable RED (CAC)Christensen Agate Company Slag
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RARE BIG CAC CHRISTENSEN AGATE SINGLE SEAM PEACH SLAG MARBLE > 15/16
RARE BIG CAC CHRISTENSEN AGATE SINGLE SEAM PEACH SLAG MARBLE > 15/16" .947"
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BIG VINTAGE CAC CHRISTENSEN AGATE SINGLE SEAM RED SLAG SHOOTER MARBLE 7/8
BIG VINTAGE CAC CHRISTENSEN AGATE SINGLE SEAM RED SLAG SHOOTER MARBLE 7/8" .867"
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RARE MINT CAC CHRISTENSEN AGATE ELECTRIC ORANGE STRIPED TRANSPARENT MARBLE 5/8
RARE MINT CAC CHRISTENSEN AGATE ELECTRIC ORANGE STRIPED TRANSPARENT MARBLE 5/8"
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RARE Original LOT of 67 Marbles CAC Christensen Agate Co +etc. MINT -VG marble
RARE Original LOT of 67 Marbles CAC Christensen Agate Co +etc. MINT -VG marble
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Antique Vintage CAC Christensen Agate Company Hand Gathered 5/8th
Antique Vintage CAC Christensen Agate Company Hand Gathered 5/8th
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CAC Christensen Agate Lively 4 Color Flame Swirl Wet Near Mint + Marble .61
CAC Christensen Agate Lively 4 Color Flame Swirl Wet Near Mint + Marble .61" #16
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Marbles: CAC AGATE Christensen Striped Transparent Marble TRANSITIONAL pontil
Marbles: CAC AGATE Christensen Striped Transparent Marble TRANSITIONAL pontil
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#7996m Vintage Christensen Agate Company CAC Cobalt Guinea Marble Near Mint Plus
#7996m Vintage Christensen Agate Company CAC Cobalt Guinea Marble Near Mint Plus
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