This is a rare opportunity for a new marble collector to get a more than decent antique marble collection instantly instead of searching and hunting over decades. It is hard to find nice antique marbles these days, especially in larger lots. There are a lot of interesting marbles in this lot. A very nice group of banded-lutzes 2 of them over 1 1/2 inches! A blue glass divided core swirls. Many pretty onionskins. Rare end-of-day clouds. A very nice Gutta Percha. Micas, Josephs Coats etc. The largest marble (sulphide) is 2.1 inches in diameter, the smallest one (onionskin) is tiny 0.41 inches. The majority of these marbles is in very good shape. In my oppinion about 30% are “mint”, 65% are “near mint” and about 5% are “good/collectible”. But PLEASE check the pics carefully, download them and blow them up, ask for additional pics of specific marbles and decide for yourself if you agree to my grading. I just don’t want to have any discussion about condition. I think I have enough experience to grade marbles but I also have to mention that I consider them as toys and therefore I still consider a marble as mint if it has some tiny as-made flaws or a small fleabite. All these marbles have their original surface (no polished or buffed marbles in this lot). Handmade between 1870 and 1920 in Thuringia, Germany. The item “Quality marbles Large collection of 340 antique German handmade marbles” is in sale since Tuesday, August 25, 2020. This item is in the category “Toys & Hobbies\Marbles”. The seller is “marbleconnoisseur” and is located in Allschwil 1. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: German
- Type: Handmade