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This isn't for the marbles which newbies might mistake as old just from not knowing better, though helpful displays connected with that would be welcome.

Right now I'm mostly thinking about Bulgarians or those scenic chinas or that eagle bennington or the Calfornia sulphides or those green sulphides reproduced by . Also Alox fantasy bags down on the lower dollar end.

So those are some examples.

Well, while I went searching for one of the sulphide examples I had in mind, I found this thread, Reproduction Marbles: Sulphides & More?. Which probably backs up Ron's concern about just having one thread on it and not a dedicated section. This kind of thread gets forgotten.

Well, here's a new thread for samples. Hopefully the examples won't get buried in a bunch of discussion. Some discussion is okay. :) If there is a lot, I will probably break it off into a new thread, so we can hash things out and then post a summary here.

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Start with these coin sulphides:

Norbert Geitner, Germany, circa 2004.

A little less than an inch in diameter.

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Green Glass Sulphide, 1.25"

Made by Norbert Geitner of Lauscha, Germany.

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Some pix from the auctions of Geitner marbles: (click to enlarge)

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These modern scenic chinas were made by someone named Flessa in Germany.

I've actually heard three spellings of the name. Vlessa and Flesse also.

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Probably faked sulphide marbles. They both had a very uncommon unfinished pontil mark and they didn't glow under black light (all other sulphides I know do glow)

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probably faked/modern onion-type marble with mica. Green based glass. Very stricking marble, but definately not antique. Probably made in Lauscha

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