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Hello all! This is my first post here on this forum. I've been looking around and it looks like you folks here are truly knowledgeable and helpful. I respect your willingness and am kindly requesting you'd assist me as well. I have a few pounds of vintage and antique marbles, and have chosen the ones I believe are the best looking. Can't wait to see what you guys think. If the marbles are worthy, please request additional, and more focused images. I will gladly provide them If it matters most of these marbles were salvaged in Canada, mostly northern Ontario and New Brunswick. Thanks a Milly, in advance of your assistance. 🙏 Thank you, Sara the newbie 😁
I'm a newcomer to marble collecting and my knowledge is very limited. Marbles in my youth (70's UK) were pretty much always Chinese made cat's-eyes. I soon realised that the shipping costs from the US to the UK for a single marble weren't significantly different to shipping a packet. Then the doubts started... Some of the packets sold on ebay didn't look right even to my untrained eyes, and other members confirmed it. The more I looked, the more I realised there were more bags of marbles that didn't look right than did. Whilst I'm sure many of them are sold in good faith by people who've picked them up somewhere not realising the bags are fakes, fantasy or more kindly reproductions possibly some are sold to deceive. I won't make that judgement call, just whether what is listed is what it purports to be. Hopefully this thread will be useful or at least an interesting perspective to other newcomers. Please do chip in with thoughts.