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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.

#20 Huge RARE 1 3/8
#20 Huge RARE 1 3/8" Antique Shooter Marble Sulfide Cow VG Condition Old Collec.
$52.09 (3 Bids)
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RARE!!! Big Planters Peanut Sulphide Marble
RARE!!! Big Planters Peanut Sulphide Marble
$800.00
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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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OLD Sulfide Marble with DOVE/bird**VERY CLEAR**NICE**MUST SEE
OLD Sulfide Marble with DOVE/bird**VERY CLEAR**NICE**MUST SEE
$90.00
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Antique large Sulphide Marble Sheep 2 1/32
Antique large Sulphide Marble Sheep 2 1/32" 51.50mm
$89.99
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MARBLES: 1800'S RARE GREEN GLASS 1&7/16
MARBLES: 1800'S RARE GREEN GLASS 1&7/16" GERMAN COLLIE DOG SULPHIDE WOO-WEE
$850.00
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۞ 1-3/4" PERCHED OR SITTING PARROT SULFIDE HANDMADE ANTIQUE MARBLE!
$38.00 (13 Bids)
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Antique large Sulphide Marble Lima Cow Goat 1 55/64 47.14mm
Antique large Sulphide Marble Lima Cow Goat 1 55/64 47.14mm
$79.99
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German Rabbit Sulphide Marble 1 7/8 Mint-
German Rabbit Sulphide Marble 1 7/8 Mint-
$135.00
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POLISHED ANTIQUE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE w/ EAGLE Figure 1 3/8
POLISHED ANTIQUE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE w/ EAGLE Figure 1 3/8" SUPER NICE
$129.99
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  RARE 1- 3/4  Antique Shooter SULPHIDE Marble  Glass Good  Condition
RARE 1- 3/4 Antique Shooter SULPHIDE Marble Glass Good Condition
$100.00
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Damaged sulfide marble with Camel?
Damaged sulfide marble with Camel?
$5.00
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 40m

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100 years ago the most expensive marble was the genuine agate, or 'realer'; it took the most labor to create and also made the best shooter due to its hardness, roundness and weight.