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Buffalo Hunter
11-26-2010, 08:00 PM
As I've said before I do not know what makes some marbles good and others not. Usually they bring a lot more than I'm comfortable with investing, to my untrained eye I believe I see four nice ones here, the crystal with a center core, the swril at 10 o'colock and the two swrils above it. Am I even close?


Road Dog
11-26-2010, 10:25 PM
Looks like alot of vintage marbles. I see seven Germans not counting the Benny. There are quite a few Akro's in there too. Interesting group. Of Course remember condition is everything. The smallest chip takes off value.

Buffalo Hunter
11-27-2010, 12:29 AM
I'm pretty sure I know an arko, but what's a benny?

11-27-2010, 03:37 PM
The biggest marble in the box !https://www.antique-bottles.net/forum/micons/m16.gif

Buffalo Hunter
11-27-2010, 08:09 PM
Every day you learn something new is a good day. Thanks.

12-01-2010, 02:10 PM
Bennington marbles are a type of glazed clay marble. They are not very dense. The marbles are fired clay with a salt glaze on them. Benningtons are readily identifiable by both their coloring and the little 'eyes' that they have on them. These are spots where the marbles were touching each other while they were being fired, resulting in those spots being uncolored and unglazed. The term 'bennington' is actually a misnomer. There is no evidence that they were ever made in Bennington, Vermont, or that they have any lineage to the Bennington pottery that they resemble and from which they get their name. It appears that all Bennington marbles were imported from Germany. -Julie