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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.

Sweet Christensen Agate  CAC opaque Swirl ~5/8. Mind Bender!
Sweet Christensen Agate CAC opaque Swirl ~5/8. Mind Bender!
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Christensen Agate Blue Laces Vintage Marble .597 NM/mint Killer CAC
Christensen Agate Blue Laces Vintage Marble .597 NM/mint Killer CAC
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Christensen Agate 2-color Swirl * Purple & Green * CAC Vintage Marbles
Christensen Agate 2-color Swirl * Purple & Green * CAC Vintage Marbles
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Christensen Agate 3-color Swirl * MINT  CAC  Vintage Marbles
Christensen Agate 3-color Swirl * MINT CAC Vintage Marbles
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 CAC Exotic Striped Opaque * Christensen Agate Vintage Marbles 0.593
CAC Exotic Striped Opaque * Christensen Agate Vintage Marbles 0.593"
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 Vintage marbles NICE CHRISTENSEN AGATE SWIRL cac 0.612in
Vintage marbles NICE CHRISTENSEN AGATE SWIRL cac 0.612in
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Marbles CAC Big 3-Color FLAME SWIRL  Christensen Agate Marble  0.719
Marbles CAC Big 3-Color FLAME SWIRL Christensen Agate Marble 0.719" 23/32" NM-
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CAC Striped Opaque Christensen Agate Company Halloween Black & Orange Marble
CAC Striped Opaque Christensen Agate Company Halloween Black & Orange Marble
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Vintage Christensen Agate CAC Red Slag Marble, 17/32
Vintage Christensen Agate CAC Red Slag Marble, 17/32", As Made
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LOT of 283 SLAG MARBLES 9/16
LOT of 283 SLAG MARBLES 9/16" 1/2" 5/8" AKRO AGATE M.F. CHRISTENSEN CAC PELTIER
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Lot of 9 Vintage Marbles Akro Agate Christensen Peltier Vitro Master King CAC
Lot of 9 Vintage Marbles Akro Agate Christensen Peltier Vitro Master King CAC
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Marbles Wild CAC  3 COLOR SWIRL Christensen Agate Co. Marble  0.69
Marbles Wild CAC 3 COLOR SWIRL Christensen Agate Co. Marble 0.69" 11/16" NM
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