American Marble Auctions Makes Debut with Inaugural Online Sale
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The first-ever Internet-only auction for American Marble Auctions—an offshoot of American Bottle Auctions, which has featured marbles in its sales before but […]
Antique Marbles—The Simplest of Toys is now a Complex Hobby
I had a 15-minute break from work one Saturday a couple of years ago and decided to spend it cruising through the flea market up […]
Q & A with Harry Rinker: Weather Bird Shoes Box of Marbles Premium
QUESTION: I have a box of five marbles I received as a premium when purchasing a pair of Weather Bird Shoes. The top of the […]
From Manmade to Machine Manufactured, Transitional Marbles Were Homemade
From 1880 to 1915 glass marbles were manufactured in the US by machine for the first time – or at least they were machine manufactured in part. A part of the process was still done by hand and the marbles made in this way are known as Transitional Marbles. They represent a bridge between manmade and machine manufactured marbles.
Have You Lost Your Marbles?
A thumb flicks a shiny marble across the cement and the camera zooms in on the child’s face – tongue curled over his upper lip in consternation, his gaze steady – as the tiny ball rolls toward its target. A smile erupts when the marble hits its mark.