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New To My Collection (been a long time)

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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While people were shoving and pushing each other over toilet paper today I went to an estate sale and got a nice pontiled 1850s Cincy ink and bought a lot of 15 antique pontiled marbles, don’t have all the marbles out right now to take photos of as they’re all packed up, but here’s a photo of a couple of them and the ink.
Walmarts shelves are so empty. It looks like the apocolypse. Marbles are amazing. Bottles beautiful. Thanks for the pictures.
 

photolith

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Nov 4, 2019
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Pittsburgh
Seeing as I’ll probably be broke soon because of this effing virus and will lose my job; I’ve gotten into marbles. As they are largely much much cheaper than bottles, but equally as beautiful. Although I think I got screwed on my last eBay purchase. This marble was said to be an antique German swirl. Now from my limited antique marble knowledge, I am to believe that any pre machine made marble should have a pontil scar on it and some surface damage from the marble being used during games. This marble I got in the mail today is beautiful but in no way do I think it’s an antique. I think it’s mostly likely a 20 year old or newer but still hand made marble. No pontil scar or wear. Although I think some collectors do polish their marbles, I still don’t think this is an antique, but perhaps it is. It’s still beautiful but wish it were an actual 1800s marble; which it might be but I’m 90 percent positive it isn’t.
 

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ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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New Jersey
Thats a bummer if not legit. I have seen that pattern in old german marbles. I am no expert just an admire of marbles. I have a few big cats eyes.
 

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