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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.

VINTAGE SULPHIDE FISH MARBLE
VINTAGE SULPHIDE FISH MARBLE
$39.99
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 45m
2  LARGE VINTAGE SULPHIDE PRESIDENT MARBLES
2 LARGE VINTAGE SULPHIDE PRESIDENT MARBLES
$24.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 34m
New Large Sulphide Marble COWBOY HAT 2.49 in. Signed BAM
New Large Sulphide Marble COWBOY HAT 2.49 in. Signed BAM
$18.99
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Vintage SHEEP SULPHIDE MARBLE - LARGE SIZE - Old Handmade Marble
Vintage SHEEP SULPHIDE MARBLE - LARGE SIZE - Old Handmade Marble
$20.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 14h 48m
4 VINTAGE SULPHIDE PICTURE WINDOW MARBLES
4 VINTAGE SULPHIDE PICTURE WINDOW MARBLES
$29.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 6h 20m
Antique German 1-21/32 (1.65) monkey or baboon sulphide marble (polished) #1058
Antique German 1-21/32 (1.65) monkey or baboon sulphide marble (polished) #1058
$29.99
Time Remaining: 5d 8h 6m
Vintage Sulfide Inclusion Marbles One with Dog, Other Sheep Collectible
Vintage Sulfide Inclusion Marbles One with Dog, Other Sheep Collectible
$37.59 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 12m
RARE GERMAN FIGURE SULPHIDE MARBLE Little boy
RARE GERMAN FIGURE SULPHIDE MARBLE Little boy
$19.87 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 20h 10m
 LARGE Sulfide Marble, Dog Sitting, handmade, 1.75
LARGE Sulfide Marble, Dog Sitting, handmade, 1.75", Near mint, Hawkeyespicks
$31.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 27m
BB Marbles: Sulphide. Rabbit. 1-5/16
BB Marbles: Sulphide. Rabbit. 1-5/16". Mint 9.7. (M130)
$39.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 10h 57m
Vintage Sulfide Clear Marble 2
Vintage Sulfide Clear Marble 2" with White Lion
$30.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 10h 35m
large Contemporary Sulfide Dog Marble toy approx 2
large Contemporary Sulfide Dog Marble toy approx 2" greenish glass
$13.27 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 41m

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