A large (22 mm) vintage Czech marble with swirling thin yellow and red frosted stripes coming around from both sides, leaving a thin window to reveal the translucent center. Adding variety to its intriguing look, one view of this mib shows the stripes diving more toward the center, with a lone, stray thread of green/blue/black tagging along.
I've seen some of these referred to as bullet mold marbles, but don't know if that term is more accurate and appropriate than to sa..
Beautiful Peltier NLR Panda with an opaque black base that is striped with four ribbons of white between two seams.
Measures approx. 16mm (5/8") in diameter, and is in near mint condition, with a couple of pinpoint nicks and an oblong as-made blow-out-type crease toward the top of one side...
This 3/4" Peltier beauty has a split of white foamy waves across its transparent base, with a couple of wispy red ribbons floating near the surface amidst a globe full of sparkling tiny bubbles.
Measures just over 18mm (3/4") in diameter. In near mint condition, with a couple of tiny nicks and a few as-made dimples...
A pair of eye-catching beauties, here we have two Vitro Agate type 1 Tiger Eye marbles, with the typical clear base glass wrapped in a royal blue patch on the top, a white patch on the bottom, and a two-color orange/yellow ribbon around the middle. Size: 15 mm in diameter (just under 5/8 inches) Condition: Mint (-); under loupe inspection I find only the tiniest pinpricks on each...
In as-made mint condition, this eye-catching marble is a Ravenswood swirl in three colors - white, caramel (burnt orange), and a brilliant sky blue in delicate swirling wisps.
Size: 16 mm in diameter (5/8 inches)
Condition: Mint as made, with no nicks, only some grime embedded in the surface...
Akro Popeye corkscrew marble in a blue, yellow, and white corkscrew banding, with the blue being wider and more prominent, the yellow closely hugging one edge of the blue, and a feathering white filling in much of the remaining space amidst a transparent wraparound band.
Size: 19 mm in diameter (3/4 inches)
Condition: Good; there are a number of tiny surface nicks around this one (as well as the common bubbles within the glass), but none are a glaring detraction...
Akro Agate carnelian corkscrew marble, with a translucent vaseline-colored base wrapped in a wispy carnelian orange corkscrew -- a look that gives it almost an orangeade or grenadine floater appearance.
Size: just under 15 mm (< 5/8 inches in diameter)
Condition: Very good, with a few tiny nicks and one small donut-shaped impression, as made...
A yummy Akro Prize Name corkscrew marble with a bright yellow base and a deep red somewhat translucent spiraling snake.
Size: 17 mm in diameter (just over 5/8 inch)
Condition: Near mint; I detect only one small nick in the yellow and an under-surface hit/bruise in the red, as show in the last two photos...
Akro Agate Popeye corkscrew marble in a yellow, green, and white corkscrew banding, with a transparent wraparound band to add to its visual appeal.
Size: 17 mm in diameter (or just short of 11/16 inches)
Condition: Very good, with three tiny contact points detected under loupe inspection...
Akro Agate corkscrew marble with a milky white base wrapped in a tart yellow spiral band.
Size: 16 mm in diameter (5/8 inches)
Condition: Mint condition; under loupe inspection I detect just a couple of pinpoint marks, all appearing to be as made...
A beautiful Alley Agate superman marble with an opaque blue base brought to life with a swirl of red and yellow, at points blending to an awesome orange color.
Size: 15 mm in diameter (just under 5/8 inch)
Condition: Near mint; there is a cluster of four small nicks (one crescent moon and three tiny fleabites) on one side, which I've circled in the last photo, and an under-surface hit/bruise that is only detectable under bright light...
Fabulous Champion Agate three-color swirl marble in an opaque white, burnt orange, and mint green, the wispy blend of colors adding to its appeal.
Size: 15+ mm in diameter (5/8 inches)
Condition: Near mint condition; under loupe inspection I find two little nicks and some tiny pinpoint as-made dimples...
One of my favorites (I love red!), this Akro corkscrew marble has an opaque base with a translucent red snake, its color and properties giving the cork a darker spiraling look. In addition to the photos taken with the photography lights, I've included a couple of shots of this beauty in bright, natural sunlight, the latter of which was taken (as you can see) with the sun coming in from the opposite side.
Size: 17 mm in diameter (just under 11/16 inches)
Offering a lot of 9 vintage banana cateye marbles, believed to have been made by Peltier. Included are four red bananas (with one a deeper red than the other three), two blue, two white, and one that is a peach color, showing some rather unusual greenish gray spots or dots. One of the blue bananas is very thin, with compressed vanes.
These measure approx. 16mm (5/8") in diameter, and are in very good condition, with a few small nicks, the most notable on the peach-colore..
Coming from the same estate, two pair of vintage marbles -- with each pair or set consisting of a 5/8" mib and a 1/2" peewee - all believed to be Master Marble Comet patches. One of the pairs is done in an egg yolk yellow and red color combination, while the other is black and mustard yellow. Each of the larger marbles show damage, with the yellow/red one having a jagged crack all the way around the outer surface and the black/yellow one actually as made, but w..
Fabulous Peltier NLR Blue Panda with a deep blue base striped with four ribbons of white between two seams.
Measures 16mm (5/8") in diameter, and is in mint, as-made condition. (There's a subtle groove tracing the border between a couple of the stripes, and a couple of barely detectable as-made blow-out dimples.)..
A lovely Peltier Sunset Rainbo, with its transparent base just sparkling with tiny bubbles and wrapped in white and orange ribbons.
Measures 16mm (5/8") in diameter, and is in near mint condition, with a couple of pinpoint nicks and a few tiny as-made dimples...