marbles vintage toy banded opaque Lutz glass marble

29/32 inch original German banded opaque lutz (or with strong backlight purple maglite lutz) in mint minus (9.1) condition with bright lutz and 4 equally spaced green bands. It has 2 tiny fleabites and minor pinpricking. Generally this would be considered opaque, but under strong maglighting it shows slight transparent dark purple. This is a larger, hard to find, size with additional black bands dividing each of the two wide, beautiful lutz bands.

This is the beginning of the sale of my marble collection. Have you ever considered a collection of quality stone, mineral, ceramic and glass marbles from a more simple era? Have you ever knuckled down to play them yourself? Do you remember the time when boys and girls played baseball, tag, and marbles out of the house - with exercise, air, sun, fun, practice, skill, healthy friends, a sharp eye and mind and a nod from mom and dad? These crafted stones and art glass were the treasured love of every home, and every state and country had it's publicized and competitive marble tournament. American children have come inside. Is it to study school books for tomorrow's test, or tell the family a creative story of the day's trials and success? Or are kids now alone playing video games on computers? Do modern games kill the imagination found in active outside games or reading a book? Are
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