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I found the following marbles diggin around my backyard of a house circa 1840. Everything I have found dates from 1840-1929 so far.

The big marble measures 1 1/8th inches and has the two pontils, as do the really colorful and peeling paint one. The green and white/blue seem to be from a mould.

Any ideas? I need to figure out how to use my dropbox so that I can link to more detailed pictures.

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Hi Chris.

I don't see anything which looks to me like it was from a mold.

These are handmade, from Germany, from late 1800's to early 1900's.

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With only one view of this one, I won't say for sure, but from this one view, this looks like it could turn out to be an Akro corkscrew, from the 1930's.

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Solid color marbles can occasionally be special, but they're usually considered "game marbles" and were made by many companies. What size is this one?

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