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Are these classified as marbles ?

deenodean

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Today I had a chance to buy these but before I do I would like the experts opinion on these two :
Example , are they classifies as marbles , where made , year of manufacture and approximate value?
The large one is about 2" in diameter , it is clear and has a white squirrel encased.
The smaller one is clear and about 1-1/4" in diameter. It had a little girl encased.
thx in advance.
 

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deenodean

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CreekWalker

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I wish I had more info, the older cartoon characters are the highest value. I loaned my marble price guide and don't have it handy. Depending on size and quality the prices ranged from $35 to $75.
 

CreekWalker

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I wish I had more info, the older cartoon characters are the highest value. I loaned my marble price guide and don't have it handy. Depending on size and quality the prices ranged from $35 to $75. I just noticed the German made , suphide or sulfide marbles of this type, sold for $40 to $90, on feebay. Hope that helps.
 

deenodean

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The seller wanted $125.00 for both. The larger marble has a few chips and is hazy, the smaller one is mint. I saw a picture online similar to these, the note said it was made in Japan in the 1950's.
Thank you for your input.
 

embe

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They are indeed sulphide/sulfide marbles made in Germany late 1800's - early 1900's. The marbles with human figures are generally more collectible than animals although there are exception and condition is important.

As a newbie to this site I find it pretty awesome there is a marble section :)
 

CanadianBottles

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They are indeed sulphide/sulfide marbles made in Germany late 1800's - early 1900's. The marbles with human figures are generally more collectible than animals although there are exception and condition is important.

As a newbie to this site I find it pretty awesome there is a marble section :)
Welcome to the forum! This section isn't very active unfortunately, this is the most recent thread and it's from three years ago. But you can always post another one!
 

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