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...
A wonderful Akro Agate teapot from the line of children's toy dishes, in cobalt blue, softly marbleized with wisps of white showing here and there. According to The Complete Line of the Akro Agate Co., the smaller size pieces had 18 interior panels while the larger had 16. The dart-shaped ribbons (which are not always found on the serving pieces) are in groups of 5 on the small size, with 7 ribbons on the larger size.
Each side of this child-size toy teapot is decorated ..
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)
Absolutely wild, here's a colorful bird to add to your menagerie of tin wind-up toys. At first glance, I thought this little guy was a fish, but then once I took in his litho features, I realized that his bird beak was just "painted" on. With a lime green underbelly that actually glows under a black light, I'm speculating he dates to the 1960s.
Stands 2-1/2" high and a rather stocky 1-3/4" wide, marked on the tail underside with the Yone diamond mark, No. 2172, Made in J..
Vintage 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Series 62 Seville Coupe diecast model car, with a scale of 1:32 from the National Motor Museum Mint. With upswept tailfins, a Robin's egg blue baked enamel exterior topped by a gray hard top, this model car has opening doors, trunk, and hood; rubber tires. In excellent condition, measuring 6-1/2" long...
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..
Cute as can be, this vintage Lehmann friction toy duck is appropriately named Quak, and was model #938. With a bright red bill, this wide-eyed toy duck will run around once you get his wheels all fired up and ready to go. Made in West Germany, this circa 1960 friction toy is in very good condition. Quak stands approx. 3" high. ..
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..