May 31, 2008

Peltier "Lemonade Float"

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Made by Peltier in 1955, here's a Vaseline-glass banana cateye. The name's a bit long, so I call it a "lemonade float." The marble pictured measures 7/8".

May 30, 2008

Contemporary Double Ribbon Core

marbles, glass, collectible, type, double ribbon swirl, Marble Forum, marbleforum.orgHere's an experimental double ribbon core by an unknown artist.

May 29, 2008

Fiber Optic Marbles

marbles, glass, collectible, type, fiber optic, Marble Forum, Fiber optic marbles in many colors and sizes have been mass produced over the last 10 years.

May 28, 2008

Half and Half by Jim Cooprider

marbles, glass, type, Cooprider, half and half, Marble Forum, marbleforum.orgMade in the 1980s by the very talented Jim Cooprider, this half moonie half clearie measures 1 1/2".

May 26, 2008

Contemporary Sulphide by Raymond Laubs

Sulphides are popular with many people. Signed and dated "Laubs 04," this contemporary telephone sulphide was made by Raymond Laubs.

May 25, 2008

Akro Glass Agates circa 1940s

marbles, glass, collectible, Akro, type, glass agate, Marble Forum, marbleforum.orgIt's often said these Akro glass agates look more like stone than glass.

May 24, 2008

Peltier Cubscout circa 1930s

marbles, glass, collectible, type, Peltier, Cubscout, Marble Forum, marbleforum.orgHere's a light blue and yellow shooter-sized Cubscout. It's one of the many "rainbos" from the Peltier Glass Company.

May 23, 2008

Marble King Toy Truck

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marbles, glass, toys, collectible, Marble King, Marble Forum,
This Marble King toy truck and marbles are from the 1980s.

May 22, 2008

Contemporary Baby Worm

marbles, glass, collectible, Joe St. Clair, type, contemporary, sulphide, Marble Forum,
This baby worm sulphide was made by Joe St. Clair in the 1980s.

May 21, 2008

Marble Challange # 4:Contemporary Banded Swirl

A 1 5/8" swirl with red, yellow and orange bands and a translucent white core. Artist unknown. If you know who made it, please let me know.

May 20, 2008

Marble Cane

marbles, glass, cane, collectible, type, swirl, Marble Forum, marbleforum.orgHere's a contemporary marble cane with the marble still attached. It may have been made by Steven Maslach.

May 19, 2008

Akro Moss Agates circa 1940s

marbles, glass, collectible, type, Akro, moss, agate, 1940s, Marble Forum, Moss agates were made by Akro in the 1940s. Some, like those pictured, contain Vaseline glass.

May 18, 2008

Hand Painted Clay Marbles circa 1800s

marbles, collectible, type, clay, painted, Marble Forum, marbleforum.orgHandmade and painted clay marbles from Germany and the United States.

May 17, 2008

Banded Swirl by Wald Marbles

marbles, glass, collectible, Rolf Wald, type, banded, swirl, Marble Forum,
With its wispy white core and multicolored bands, this 1 1/2" swirl was made by Rolf Wald in the 1980s.

May 16, 2008

Marble Challange #3: Contemporary Ribbon Swirl

Twisted ribbons in clear glass. Artist unknown. If you know who made this marble please let me know.

May 14, 2008

Contemporary Tailless Kitten Sulphide

marbles, glass, collectible, Davis, type, sulphide, Marble Forum,
A little white kitten probably made by the Davis Family.

May 13, 2008

Brick by Jim Cooprider

marbles, glass, collectible, Jim Cooprider, type, brick, Marble Forum, marbleforum.orgThis 2 inch contemporary brick marble was made by Jim Cooprider in the 1980s.

May 12, 2008

Hand Painted Jade Sphere

marbles, collectible, type, jade, painted, Japan, Marble Forum, marbleforum.orgThis delicate, hand painted, white jade sphere measures 2". It's probably of Japanese origin and its age is unknown.

May 11, 2008

Jabo Aventurine

marbles, glass, collectible, type, Jabo, aventurine, Marble Forum, "Irish Eyes", named by Steve Sturtz. This machine made gem was made March 27, 2008.

After repairing their tank, it was restarted with soft white glass. Just as the glass came into flow fellow marble maker Sammie Hogue added green aventurine. From the collection of Steve Sturtz.

May 10, 2008

Contemporay Bird Sulphide

marbles, glass, collectible, Davis, type, sulphide, Marble Forum, marbleforum.orgHandmade by the Davis family, this contemporary bird sulphide in amber glass measures 2".

May 9, 2008

"Glo" Marbles

marbles, glass, collectible, type, glo, glow, clearies, Marble Forum, marbleforum.orgSome clear marbles glow pinkish orange or purple under black light. The examples pictured are machine-made clearies measuring 5/8" to 1".

May 8, 2008

Marble Challenge #2: Contemporary Dinosaur

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marbles, glass, collectible, type, sulphide, dinosaur, Marble Forum,
Here's a 2" contemporary sulphide by an unknown artist. If you know who made this marble please let me know.

Update May 20, 2008: Well, I think I might have solved this marble challenge myself. I recently saw a marble made by Sam Hogue, and it had a VERY similar turtle figurine. So while I'm not positive, I'm pretty sure the answer to this challenge is Sam Hogue.

May 7, 2008

Contemporary by Brian Mortensen

marbles, glass, collectible, Brian Mortensen, type, contemporary, Marble Forum, marbleforum.orgStars and comets in your hands!! Handcrafted cobalt glass by Brian Mortensen.

I believe I have Brian's correct website address, but his site is under construction. However, you can find his terrific work at internet auction sites.

May 6, 2008

Contemporary Marble Necklace

marbles, glass, type, millefiori, necklace, Danton Burroughs, Marble Forum,
This necklace is made from millefiori marbles drilled and strung to form a necklace. From the collection of Danton Burroughs.

May 3, 2008

Memorial: Danton Burroughs

Danton Burroughs, Marble Forum, marbleforum.orgThe world lost an extraordinary person when friend and collector Danton Burroughs recently and unexpectedly passed away at his home in Tarzana, California. The grandson of the man who wrote Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dan was very active in many communities, including the marble community. A nice and gentle man whom I'm proud to have called a friend, I shed many tears in saying goodbye to him. May God bless you Dan!!

Unfortunately this website is relatively new so I was only able to take a few photos of Dan's world-class marble collection, but to see those photos, click on the "Danton Burroughs Collection" label below.

Once again, may God bless you Dan!!

May 2, 2008

Marble Toys: Chicken & Goose

marbles, glass, collectible, toys, Marble Forum, marbleforum.orgMade in the United States in the 1950s, these fun and collectible plastic toys lay marbles.

May 1, 2008

Peltier Miller Swirls

marbles, glass, collectible, type, Peltier, miller, swirl, Marble Forum, marbleforum.orgOne of the earliest marbles made by Peltier Glass Co., these multicolored swirls include a green or brown transparent base with swirls of several different colors. Circa 1920s and 1930s.