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Jim WTX    Posted 03-26-2003 at 06:38:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was cleaning out the Well House the other day and came across an old coffee can full of marbles. Does anyone know if old marbles are worth anything? Thanks.

Stan ETenn    Posted 03-26-2003 at 18:17:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Talls, cats-eyes, cherries, steelies, dough-rollers. Pinkies was the ridge of dirt you lined the marbles on in the ring. Oh, yes. Aggies. These were some of the names of marbles. I bet there were lots more names. I've lost a lot of recall. Fudging went on a lot. You were supposed to shoot from behind the line. If you crossed the line you were fudging. Busting was the first shot. My bust! No, it's my time to bust. Wonderful memories. My uncle had jars of marbles all over his house. He was a pro. Thanks for the memories!


Dave Smith, They must be mine    Posted 03-26-2003 at 15:15:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Everyone tells me I lost my marbles.

Hal/WA    Posted 03-26-2003 at 13:49:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like it's too bad I discovered that marbles were excellent slingshot ammunition when I was a kid. I bet I launched a couple thousand of them. Oh well...

dat1guy    Posted 03-26-2003 at 10:57:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope, not worth a darn thing. Send 'em to me an' I'll dispose of 'em for ya.

E. Ray    Posted 03-27-2003 at 04:36:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Said the spider to the fly

Tom A    Posted 03-26-2003 at 10:03:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've seen the same thing as E. Ray...some jars of them go for "terrible money" at auctions here in western Maryland.


E. Ray    Posted 03-26-2003 at 09:14:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I don't know what marbles are worth where you live but, they sell good here in central Ky. I was at a sell a few months ago and a 5 gal. jar sold for over $500. I see pint and quart jars sell for $35 to $50 regularly. I never could see what the attraction is, but people here buy them. Also Ludwig, I think you are wrong about the clay ones, they seem to be more highly prized that the glass ones............E. Ray

Ludwig    Posted 03-26-2003 at 09:18:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've got about a quart jar of 'em that I've scraped up over the years. They're surprisingly hard on the lawnmower so I always check to see if any have surfaced in the spring. My grandmother will just run 'em down and wonder why the blades on the mower won't cut...

Salmoneye    Posted 03-27-2003 at 03:22:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I bought an old ceramic lamp at a lawn sale last summer for a buck...

I did not want the lamp...But it rattled when you moved it...So...being a nosey bugger, I just HAD to find out what the heck was in there...and for a buck I was willing to play the 'lottery'...Pulled the sucker apart...dumped out the contents and ended up with a couple hundred Bennington Marbles (clay)...Sold most for 2$ a piece at the flea market...The green ones went for $5 each...I had a bag of 35 that were out-of-round...Sold that bag for $50...

Then I sold the lamp for $5...


I love my job...

Rachel    Posted 03-27-2003 at 05:03:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Salmoneye, I LOVE your job, too. Ya hiring? We have colored wine bottles all over the kitchen filled with old marbles. Mark seems to end up with 'em from farm auctions somehow. He goes to buy his antique canning jars and ends up with marbles. Hmmmm.... Also, old buttons in mason jars go for $35 to $50 a pint here in Missouri. And I just want 'em to use on clothing. Not for that price! Rachel

Hmmm....    Posted 03-27-2003 at 12:35:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Had not looked into the Button Factor...

I only look for glass ones, but will have to start paying attention to the others now...


Ludwig    Posted 03-26-2003 at 06:48:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
As far as I know the glass ones are, the clay ones aren't. Might do a search on eBay.

Out behind my grandmother's house at some point years and years ago somebody dropped a bag of marbles. You can go out there today, scrape the dirt a little bit and find them.

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