September 15, 2012

New Book

Collecting Marbles A Beginners Guide by Richard Maxwell provides step-by-step instruction to help beginners identify the key features to look for in a marble.
Visit the author's website at

May 21, 2012

Brushed Turquoise

Three early machine made turquoise-colored marbles, possibly made by Christensen.

May 7, 2012

Eddie Seese

A colorful group of swirls by glass artist Eddie Seese on sale at the 2011 Northeast Marble Show. To see more of his work please visit his web site.

May 1, 2012

Contemporary German

A contemporary glass marble made in Laucha, Germany in 1990/1991 by G. Peltier. Purchased at the 2011 Northeast Marble Show.

April 28, 2012

Blizzard Mica

A big blue blizzard mica from the collection of Tom Rudolph.

April 21, 2012

James Yaun

2 inch Nebula marbles by James Yaun for sale at the 2009 O.C. Marble Show

April 14, 2012

Green Benningtons

These five rare green Benningtons were for sale at the 2010 Las Vegas Show. From the collection of Lyle Walton.

April 7, 2012

Sammy Hogue

Waves of color. A Sam Hogue Crystal Creation. For sale at the 2010 Sisterville Marble Festival. If you would like to purchase a Sam Hogue Marble you can contact him at or by Phone: 304.869.3146

Sam's Crystal Creations
Star Route 83 Box 1,
Ellenboro, WV 26346

Marble Show Schedule [by date]:

October 5, 2011

Razer Blade Sharpeners

Used to sharpen razors and knives, the wire frames hold two glass marbles together, with the razor drawn between the marbles. The marbles are common machine made marbles, usually clearies. Made in the 1940s in the USA. From the collection of Matt Riley.

September 1, 2011

Ben Barocas

Bold colors in a contemporary art glass marble by Ben Barocas. For sale at the 2009 Northeast Marble Show.

August 30, 2011

Six Red Micas

Beautiful, rare and wonderful, six red micas from the collection of Tom Rudolph. For sale at the 2010 Las Vegas Show.

August 20, 2011

Davis Family baby Seal

This 1 and 1/2 inch baby seal sulphide marble is from the collection of Lee Leinne.

August 11, 2011

National Line Rainbo Marble Box Set

A Peltier box of rainbos made in the 1930's on display at the 2008 Amana Marble Show. From the collection of Kevin and Judi.

August 1, 2011

Spoon Sulphide by Rich Shelby

Rich Shelby likes using metal and other items in making his marbles. On this one he used a Mt. Rushmore spoon inside some tinted clear glass.

July 20, 2011

Akro Agate Ruby Bee

Circa 1940s, this Akro corkscrew with a yellow base and red stripe is sometimes called a Ruby Bee.

July 10, 2011

Jeff Shatto Collection

Piano feet with clear marbles as seen at the 2008 Las Vegas Marble Show.

July 1, 2011

Dragon By David Salazar

A 1 inch contemporary glass marble by artist David Salazar. For sale at the 2009 Tacoma Marble Show.

June 20, 2011

Ravenswood Novelty Works

Ravenswood marbles were made in the 1940s and early 1950s.  All Ravenswood marbles are less than 1 inch with a random pattern and many were brown based. These are 5/8".

June 10, 2011

Glow Swish by George Pavilscak

A 1 inch marble made by George Pavilscak shown glowing under a black light.

June 1, 2011

Cartoon Characters

A group of cartoon character sulphides made in Europe in the 1990s.  The maker is unknown and they are not licensed.

May 20, 2011

Vitro "Citrus"

This lemon, lime and orange marble is called a citrus and was made by Vitro Agate Company in the 1930s or 1940s. It measures one inch.

May 10, 2011

Open Fire Glass Art

A beautiful butterfly by artist Mike Warren. This marble was for sale at the 2009 Tacoma Marble Show.

April 30, 2011

Akro Agate Box Sets

An Akro Agate box set as seen at the 2008 Amana Marble Show.

April 20, 2011

Contemporary Owl Sulphide

A 2 inch owl sulphide made by the Davis family. From the collection of Lee Linne. For sale at the 2009 Tacoma Marble Show.

April 1, 2011

Painted Dog Sulphide

Made in Germany circa  late 1800s, this rare sulphide of a painted dog figure was brought to the 2009 Las Vegas Marble Show by Jerry Stafford.

March 20, 2011

James Yaun

Nebula marble by James Yaun for sale at the 2009 O.C. Marble Show

March 10, 2011

Mike Gong

2 inch cloudy skies by Mike Gong as seen at the 2009 Orange County Marble Show. To see more of Mike Gong's work Click Here.

February 27, 2011

Marble King Girl Scouts

Here is one of the many color combinations made by Marble King from the late 1950s to the present. Also known as John Deere marbles.

February 20, 2011

George Pavilscak Flower

A flower marble by George Pavilscak