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Marble Auction April 29, 2017


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The catalogue for Marble Auction #1118, which will be held at the Nutmeg Marble Collectors Club Show the last weekend of this month is now posted on Liveauctioneers:


You can view the items, register to bid, leave absentee bids and participate online during the live auction at the link above.

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This is an auction of 240 lots of high-quality antique and collectible Handmade and Machine Made Marbles and related items, including original boxes and Akroware. It features the collection of Mr. William Taufic, the winner of the blue ribbon in Home Activities at the 1969 Minnesota State Fair. Mr. Taufic's mother was an antique dealer. He began going to flea markets and auctions with her in 1962 and bought marbles with the spare change that his mother gave him. He collected until 1977. He put together marble displays and entered them in several local fairs during 1967 and 1968. In 1969, he put together a display of his collection at the time and entered it in the Minnesota State Fair. He won the blue ribbon for Home Activities. That complete collection, as well as the blue ribbon and a copy of the newspaper article showing him with the collection, are included in this sale. The sale also includes the other marbles he collected during that 15 year period. There are additional consignments from a half dozen other collectors in this sale.

The sale includes a broad range of marbles including rare Swirls, Onionskins with Mica, various rare Lutzes, three Red Micas (!), Sulphides, Akro Agates including some nice oxbloods, Christensen Agates including Guineas and Flames, Peltiers including a Superman and a rare National Line Rainbo, original boxes, and Contemporaries. Almost everything in the auction is Mint. A great selection of marbles.

The auction will be held live on the Saturday of the Nutmeg Marble Show, April 29. It is at the Radisson Hotel at 100 Berlin Road in Cromwell CT. Viewing is 9 to noon. Auction starts promptly at 1PM.

If you can't make the live sale, you can bid either absentee or live on Liveauctioneers.com.  https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/102582_blocks-marble-auction-1118/ The full catalogue is available there now and you can register and leave absentee bids.

A pdf version of the catalogue is at http://www.marblemeet.com/nutmeg-marble-show/

Some sample images in the next couple of posts.

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