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Dansalata
05-01-2011, 10:43 AM
found this wood chinese checker board for 50 cents, light bulb..marble display!!!

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4735/1483D08E4F9449F59F4280E656536782.jpg

jskirk
05-01-2011, 12:08 PM
Looks like a real nice board for .50 nice display

Dansalata
05-01-2011, 01:50 PM
THANKS...

Dugout
05-01-2011, 05:23 PM
That's a great idea! Why didn't I think of that?

Digswithstick
05-02-2011, 12:37 AM
That is a marble solitaire board .Center hole is left empty ,game is played by jumping one marble over another into empty spot and removing jumped marble .Jumps can only be made across or up or down ,no diagonal jumping ( yours has diagonal lines so maybe diagonal jumping is permitted ?) I have not them with lines before .Object of game is to end up with one marble left on board .There are online games you can play on computer ,type -Marble Solitaire - should come up .Some of the older ones have German handmade marbles .
Nice marbles variety of marbles there . [:)]

Dansalata
05-02-2011, 11:58 AM
THANKS DIGS FOR THE INTERESTING INFO,NEVER EVEN KNEW THERE WAS SUCH A GAME VERY COOL..IT HAS A LITTLE COMPARTMENT ON THE BOTTOM ,I GUESS TO STORE THE MARBLES IN, IT APPEARS TO BE PRETTY OLD...

farmerdan
05-02-2011, 10:46 PM
Hey that's a pretty cool idea! I've just been tossing all mine into a pint atlas jar for the most part - the very best ones become part of the habitat of Ray, my pet betta fish. The fishbowl is round so it magnifies everything nicely. That's a good looking old board - and some great marbles too! I like that seafoam and red yin-yang looking one......

Farmer

Digswithstick
05-02-2011, 11:30 PM
Forgot to add nice find! Is that a wood inlay on your board ?
The ring around outside was for putting marbles in when removing them after jumping . Just checked the computer games ,can not jump diagonaly . The diagonal lines must be decoration as is the inlay .I meant to say in last reply that i have not seen them with diagonal lines before .These have been made since at least the early 1800's ,just left behind with technology. Wonder how old yours is ?
Looks like a nice hand painted or decorated porcelain in top right corner( just right of the yellow and black Marble King Bumble Bee ) and also another one in bottom corner 6:00 position .
Some hand painted ones i have found .The glass flower frogs make nice displays too , but the wood can not chip or scratch the marbles.[:)]

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/9287/F1A20A241B3C4450ACF2DF6FA492B991.jpg

Digswithstick
05-02-2011, 11:35 PM
Farmer Dan ,many great marbles are ruined by putting in fish tanks (makes them look like beach glass after a while ) give the fish some cheapies ,just my 2 cents .[:)]

Dansalata
05-11-2011, 10:09 PM
nice display i actually got that idea by a picture of the glass frogs somebody else did might have been you.....when i saw the board i thought there i go...nice marbles you have, i dont know much about them just like finding especially the hand painted ones...

Dansalata
05-11-2011, 10:23 PM
trying a better photo..

Dansalata
05-11-2011, 10:24 PM
oops...[:@]

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4735/6153D28C953D4E6FBDFB75717E0429E9.jpg

Digswithstick
05-22-2011, 08:48 AM
I see 4 hand painted China's .The lined one at top right with green and red lines is a good one if in good shape.All are older marbles.
Forgot to add that this game was also refered to as -General Grants game
[:)]

Dansalata
05-24-2011, 03:42 AM
thanks..the lined one is in perfect shape..i found it on a dig here in san jose a couple years ago..i was blown away actually its the best china ive ever found, no fading on the paint at all...i thought it was a really good one too but i went to a marble website and the guy said it was nothin special...but oh well i like it and i dug it so it makes it special to me...

Dansalata
05-24-2011, 03:44 AM
close up

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