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Hi I'm new to the marble scene and I have a pretty good amount of marbles I believe would be of interest to somehow out there. Ive been interested in lampworking as far as beads are concerned so I do have some knowledge on the actual process of handmaking the marbles but that has not really helped with the identifying or determining the value of the marbles Ive recently acquired during an estate clean out. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've looked at so many pictures of marbles it's got my head spinning.. I'm going to post a handful at a time.  I have many photos of each one so if you'd like more photos of anything let me know. 

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Hi.  Welcome.  

That's a lot of pictures to digest for one post (or one thread).  

 

I wasn't able to count how many marbles it was -- maybe it wasn't a lot  -- but not being able to keep straight how many problems we're looking at is one of the problems which can arise if there's a lot going on in the first post. 

I see many contemporary handmade marbles.   

And a few machine-made marbles.   I think I see one Vitro cat's eye.  And then maybe a couple made by Vacor de Mexico.  


So, again, welcome.  But maybe give us a new thread, with maybe four marbles in it?    And then you can post other threads at the same time also with a few marbles apiece.   Thanks!

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Naw, no need to delete.  Just start a new thread with a few and we'll go from there.

By the way, this is one which might be a Vitro cat's eye in a style which could have been made anywhere between 1960 and 1990.  

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Whereas, these two similar looking marbles would likely  be Vacor de Mexico from the 1990's to the present. 

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That was a little ID encouragement for your trouble! :)



One more thought about your next thread.  It's helpful to tell sizes especially on machine-mades (such as the three I just singled out).

For contemporaries (the modern handmades), if there is any signature on the marble (possibly initials), that's good to include. 

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And now I have just checked in on your newest thread and I see you are already giving sizes.  Good job. :thup:

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Thanks Steph I really appreciate your help.. Curious about those you mentioned above how can you tell the difference between makers.  In person they do all look really similar.. These particular marbles are all about an inch and half.

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If the green is an inch and a half (in diameter?), then I am probably wrong about it being Vitro.  One inch or below could be Vitro. 

 

Over one inch is an indication of Vacor.  Also, yes, the texture on the white one and yellow one is a big clue.  

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