Marbles

Author: Robert Block
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764339943
Size: 48.36 MB
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A market and identification guide profiles every major type of marble and explains today's pricing criteria, discussing the four factors that determine a marble's value.

Collecting Antique Marbles

Author: Paul Baumann
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 1440225230
Size: 42.38 MB
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Marbles evoke memories of childhood and simpler times; perhaps this is why they are collected with such enthusiasm! Marble fans won't want to go without this fantastic reference, which has been the standard collecting guide since its first publication nearly 35 years ago. Collecting Antique Marbles not only provides up-to-date pricing information, it provides collecting tips and advice on the hobby every collector should know. This long-awaited 4th edition provides a full-color look at the rarest and most collectible marbles in the world, aiding in identification and giving marble enthusiasts an eyeful of what's out there. A history of marble types and manufacturers is included in the book, as well as important information on spotting fakes and reproductions. A new chapter on Carpet Bowls joins updated chapters on German Swirls, Onionskins, Clambroths and Indians; Lutz; Sulphides and End-of-Day; Transition and Machine-Made, and many more.

Marble Collectors Handbook

Author: Robert S. Block
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764323317
Size: 74.74 MB
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Over 580 beautiful color photos display a stunning array of contemporary handmade and design marbles by a variety of talented artists, along with handmade, and machine-made examples. Swirl, Clambroth, Banded Opaque, Indian, Lutz, End of Day, and Single-gather handmade marble designs are featured, along with machine-made examples by M.F. Christensen & Son, Christensen Agate, Akro Agate, Peltier, Master Marble, Marble King, Ravenswood, and Vitro Agate. Also included are original marble packaging, games, and tournament pins. The useful text provides essential information on marble valuation, definitions of marble conditions from mint to collectible, tables with pricing for a wide variety of marbles by size, form, and condition, and current values in the captions. This book is essential for every marble fan!

Pictorial Price Guide Of Marbles

Author: Robert Block
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764316333
Size: 27.59 MB
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Over 520 color photographs display the top-selling marbles from a wide range of categories, including banded, lutz, onionskin, paperweight, and slag, from many major manufacturers. Auction values are provided with each marble illustrated as well as 8,000 additional marbles, making this the most thorough guide available.

Collecting Marbles

Author: Richard Maxwell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781479119486
Size: 64.62 MB
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A first-of-kind book on marble collecting for beginners interested in learning about how to identify and value old marbles.

Popular American Marbles

Author: Dean Six
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764326400
Size: 36.44 MB
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Over 360 beautiful color photos display machine-made marbles in many varieties. They were produced by American manufacturers, including Alley Agate, Champion, Jackson Marble, Master Glass, Playrite, and Vacor. Marbles displayed include Cat's Eyes, Glassies, Moss Agates, Opals, Patches, Swirls, and more. The text provides fascinating facts about each company's marble production. A helpful rating system indicates which marble types from each firm were its good, better, or best work. A bibliography and index are included. Values for the marbles displayed are found in the captions. This book will be a thrill for all who enjoy a passion for beautiful glass.

Marble Mania

Author: Stanley Block
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764335501
Size: 40.80 MB
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This expanded 2nd edition is the definitive guide to marble collecting, with over 1,400 color photographs identifying marbles. It features the main areas of interest on makers and manufacturers of marbles made of stone, minerals, and early hand- and machine-made glass. It covers many games, toys, and other uses for marbles; and includes a useful glossary, listing of clubs, societies, marble shows, and museums. All the winners of the U.S. National Marble Tournaments are listed. The value of each of the marbles is suggested for general reference.

Antique Glass Swirl Marbles

Author: Stanley A. Block
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764314599
Size: 48.97 MB
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Swirl marbles comprise one of the largest categories of antique marbles. With 851 color photograph, this book displays swirl marbles from banded and clambroth swirls to latticinio core and ribbon core swirls. The text explains each swirl marble type and provides tables of prices.