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Hey...got 'gutta'??


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hi Chris, and Duffy!

these are 13/16". as you can see next to one of those old tavern bowlin balls. good job Duffy!! we never noticed the similarities, but they're there. not as fancy or as thick and detailed.We believe these are gutta percha marbles, some people mistakenly call them papier mache marbles. saw a gutta percha golf ball sell for 10,000. but heck it wasn't purdy like these babies. looked like a golf ball.lol

time era, is late 1800's to early 1900's. no one seems to know a whole lot about these, they're very rare. But they were used in games, rather than play, as they are quite light. we'd sure like to have more if anyone has any, for trade or sale.

Ernie

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no one seems to know a whole lot about these, they're very rare.

i'd never even heard of percha gutta, let alone marbles made from it. i think your earlier comment answers your question about the absent responses.

i'd like to know more too though...hopefully someone will pipe up

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