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  1. Steph

    Help identifying

    You're right about these being Benningtons. As to how modern marbles get into older collections ... it almost always manages to happen. Someone knows where the marble jar is and slips some newer ones in there. Maybe. And as to how to tell ... oh, that is a long story. Sometimes colors or textures. Often structure. This one doesn't look too very new. Could be from an intermediate period. Vintage is usually considered before 1970. Maybe this is from around then. But the colors and structure look _more_ like a modern Mexican or Asian marble than they do like the closest American marbles they resemble. The way the ribbons join at the short seam in your picture here makes this one look closest to being a Master marble, if it were American. That is a "seam" or a "cutline", by the way, not a pontil in this photo. Pontil would be for a handmade or handgathered marble. This is machinemade.
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    Hello from Minnesota

    Hello, Chad. Welcome.
  3. Steph

    Help identifying

    I don't see pictures. P.s. when posting a lot of ID threads, it would be helpful not to name them all the same thing. A title such as "Bennington?" would help a lot.
  4. Steph

    Help identifying

    Many beads were made with the same materials as marbles were made with.
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    Help identifying

    Wow @ your lutzy one. Second one is a German handmade, but I'm not sure of the style name. Third one might be Master.
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    Help identifying

    These would be modern marbles, and foreign. Mexican or Asian.
  7. Steph

    Help identifying

    Possibly Master on the first two.
  8. Steph

    Help identifying

    At close to an inch and swirly, that first one might be Jabo. Or it might be Alley.
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    More oddballs

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    I have a special fondness for those.
  11. Steph

    Cryptid Vitro or?

    Ron? @wvrons
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    Cryptid Vitro or?

    That too.
  13. Steph

    Cryptid Vitro or?

    Colors could be dug Akro? But the last time I thought dug Akro on a peachy ribbon, I think the consensus was Vitro, so I'm really just tossing that out there, not voting.
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    Right and left look modern. Middle could be vintage. Maybe a Master? (It looks Mastery but for some reason I had it in my head that we wouldn't find red in Masters very much, so maybe something else but it still looks vintage.)
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    Cloudy Sparklers or Cloudy Sunbursts?

    With those shreds, I would think Akro ... but I would run it by Dani. @zaboo