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Antique Handmade Marbles

Antique handmade marbles are works of glass art and Old World craftsmanship, highly prized by marble collectors. Most were made in Germany from the late 1840s until around about 1915, and most are the swirl variety. For this reason they are sometimes called German swirls but most collectors refer to them as ‘handmades’.

Vintage handmade marbles sizes usually range from about 1/2″ to 2″ in diameter. Bigger ones in better condition hold more value to collectors, but rarity of style and “eye appeal” are major factors in value.

It goes without saying that no toy marble collection is complete without at least one handmade. Don’t despair if you cannot find or afford a mint condition one. These antique marbles come in many sizes and all conditions, so you are sure to find a worthy one that is affordable. Popular types include onionskins, clambroths, sulphides, indians, lutz, and mica.

Huge 1.7” Antique Handmade German Solid Core Swirl Marble, Tinted

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16 ANTIQUE VTG. OLD MARBLES BLUE SWIRL HANDMADE GERMAN??

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German Handmade Silver Core Cat's Eye Toy Marbles 1.00 LARGE Shooters!

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Rare Unusual ,German Handmade Clear Bubble ,Marble,1.00-1.050 out of Round !

$15.00
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Vintage German Handmade Green Glass Clear Marbles Lot of Six Marbles

$75.00
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#10920m Vintage German Handmade Onionskin Marble 1.45 Inches

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HANDMADE VINTAGE GERMAN SWIRL MARBLE ~ 32 mm

$15.00 (1 Bid)
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RARE MINT GERMAN 3-STAGE SOLID CORE SWIRL MARBLE 11/16" (.687") Sweet TRI-LAYER

$55.00
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RARE MINTY ANTIQUE GERMAN SOLID CORE SWIRL MARBLE w/ TRUE BROWN

$115.00
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Antique German Handmade Latticino Swirl Marble - Wonky Shape

$27.00
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#10923m Larger .89 Inches German Handmade Indian Marble

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Antique German Clay Bennington Black and Brown Marbles Marble 19th Century Toys

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Antique German Handmade Bennington Marble Marbles Clay Glazed Ceramic Crockery

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6 Beautiful Lot of Mixed German Hand made Marbles

$15.50 (4 Bids)
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Early Antique German Blue Spotty Onion Skin With Mica 11/16” inch Amazing Marble

$224.99
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#10884m German Handmade Maglight Indian Marble .55 Inches

$22.49 (0 Bids)
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#10885m Vintage German Handmade Onionskin Marble .58 Inches *Mint*

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#10862m Vintage German Handmade Colored Glass Swirl Marble .67 Inches

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#10922m Vintage German Handmade Onionskin Marble .64 Inches *Mint*

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#10911m Vintage German Handmade Onionskin Marble .62 Inches

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Marble Trivia

According to a late 19th-century American newspaper ad, you could buy a 'flint' marble for 5 cents, a glass agate for 1 cent, a dozen Chinas for 5 cents, or two-dozen 'commons' for 5 cents.