July 30, 2010

Czechoslovakian "Guinea"

This unusual machine made marble made in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s or 60s is about 1 inch and a little out of round. It has a cream colored base with multicolored spots.

July 25, 2010

Black & White by Mark Matthews

A Mark Mathews 2 inch black and white marble for sale at the 2009 Orange County Marble show.

July 20, 2010

Wasp Corkscrews

Made by Akro Agate in the 1940s these colorful marbles are a nice contrast to the Bumblebee.

July 15, 2010

Kaleidoscope by David Rosenfeld

A David Rosenfeld kaleidoscope with one of his signature marbles. From the collection of Leo Contreras, for sale at the 2009 Las Vegas Marble Show.

July 10, 2010

Unusual Rainbo

I think this is a Peltier Rainbo, though the blue, black and red combination is unusual and is not listed in any of my books. probably made in the 1930s, and measures 5/8".

July 5, 2010

Wilder Marbles

A swirl gone "wild" by contemporary glass artist Ryan Wilder. For sale by the artist at the 2009 Northeast Marble Show.

July 1, 2010

Akro Agate Boy Scouts

The blue and yellow Boy Scout colors make a very pretty marble. These corkscrews were made by the Akro Agate Company in the 1940s.