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Sulphide Marbles

Sulphides, or figure marbles, are large translucent marbles manufactured in Germany from the mid-19th century up until the 1930s. Usually 1 1/2" or more in size, they always feature a figure encased in the center, which early collectors mistakenly thought was made from sulfur. In fact these figures are made from porcelain and are usually animals but the rarer ones include people or numbers or other objects. No one knows exactly how many different figures or objects were made, but hundreds are known to exist.

On average sulphide marbles sell for about $215 but rare sulphides featuring painted people or extremely rare objects can easily sell for more than $2,000.

#10di Vintage German Sulphide Marble With Unknown Animal 1.51 Inches *Polished*
#10di Vintage German Sulphide Marble With Unknown Animal 1.51 Inches *Polished*
$56.99
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Sammy L. Hogue Hand Made Turtle Sulphide Marble
Sammy L. Hogue Hand Made Turtle Sulphide Marble
$29.95
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ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY HAND MADE SULFIDE LION FIGURAL ART GLASS MARBLE
ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY HAND MADE SULFIDE LION FIGURAL ART GLASS MARBLE
$20.50 (9 Bids)
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Antique Hand Made German Sulphide Marble Lion
Antique Hand Made German Sulphide Marble Lion
$225.00
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Vintage Marbles 2  German Hand Made Onionskin & Sulphide ROUGH
Vintage Marbles 2 German Hand Made Onionskin & Sulphide ROUGH
$9.28 (2 Bids)
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Nice Sulphide Child 1-7/8
Nice Sulphide Child 1-7/8" Near Mint+ Polish Giant Marble, Gest1230-d
$9.99
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OLD SULPHIDE MARBLE LAMB OR CALF. APROX 2
OLD SULPHIDE MARBLE LAMB OR CALF. APROX 2"
$95.00
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Old german sulphide marble
Old german sulphide marble
$15.50 (2 Bids)
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Old german sulphide marble
Old german sulphide marble
$15.50 (2 Bids)
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Sulphide Marble Book Colored Clear ++
Sulphide Marble Book Colored Clear ++
$39.95
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TWO ANTIQUE GERMAN MARBLES, ONE ONIONSKIN ONE SULPHIDE, 1 1/4
TWO ANTIQUE GERMAN MARBLES, ONE ONIONSKIN ONE SULPHIDE, 1 1/4"+ ,L@@K
$15.99
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Antique Hand Made Sulfide Marble with Chicken Inside NR
Antique Hand Made Sulfide Marble with Chicken Inside NR
$5.50 (5 Bids)
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