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Are these end of cane oddities or beautiful mistakes?

They came with a large group of banded transparents/Joseph coats, the group includes a lot of oddities, one of the three has a multi colour latticino string core, I actually bought them to fill a solitaire, I assumed they were 1/2" ish, I was pleasantly surprised when they arrived, as they are knocking on 7/8", ha ha!!

Anyway are they end of cane banded transparents/Joseph coats, or something else?post-3637-0-28320000-1452263044_thumb.jppost-3637-0-86577800-1452263064_thumb.jppost-3637-0-40574300-1452263118_thumb.jppost-3637-0-79972200-1452263142_thumb.jp

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I'll stick my neck out and say they are 100% Antique, I'll post a pick of the whole group tomorrow, I do however value you're opinion.

I am sure they are old. These are similar to the marbles I posted some months ago, remember ? The single-pontil end of days. I assume they were made between 1920 and 1930 and probably not many of them found their way to the US in these days.

I have 7 of this kind of marbles in the meantime and all from different sources. And they always came in a group with antique German marbles. I call these just "end-of-day"-marbles because they don't fit in a group.

There is a similar type of these marbles which have two pontils (do your marbles have one or two pontils ?)

This is one I just picked up a week ago:

Ron

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The colors are bright and opaque, but right for that late date in the life of cane-cut marbles. Remember the so-called "English" colors that started appearing a little before then.

And who knows -- maybe the asymmetrical "chance" placement of colors in end-of-cane types appealed to a more "modern" sensibility . . .

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Swiss, I think I comented on these, I may have said they were newer, I do apologise, these are old old old, I am amased i picked them up for £50 there are 24 in total, like I say,some real odd ones!

Please post a pic of the bunch if possible, I would love to see them !

Ron

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So although they may have been Scrapped, they may be the Prettiest of the groupww????

Quite possible. Quality control sometimes calls for things other than aesthetics. ie: the marble needs to be round, so it rolls. And if it's chipped or damaged in production they probably wouldn't spend the time to finish it/ship it/etc. Don't get me wrong I think the colors and patterns are beautiful.

Also the group of three look awesome together

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