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ROBBYBOBBY64

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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.
 

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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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Never found one of the early swirls like yours. Maybe one day. Those are beauties for sure.
 

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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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I'm not 100 % on the age but I did find that it's an actual style and the name of the design. I have to get a picture from one of my books but I believe your beauty has been polished to remove the pontle mark. Which also removed some of the bands and they do not connect to the pole a they should. Hand made should be in the size range of less than 2 3/4". Machine made usually range in the 1/2-3/4". Maybe this may help.

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Haven't been on here for a few months but I've been doing loads of creek walking, digging and going into abandoned houses. Here are my finds and digs for the past few months.

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