Online Marble Identification Guide
This is an online version of Marbles: Identification and Price Guide. Don't forget, this site will also display on mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, etc.) in a native form. So, you can take the Guide wherever you go!
The earliest manufactured marbles were made by hand. Visit this section for a brief history of handmade marble manufacture and to see an image library to help you identify various types of handmade marbles.
Marbles have been made from non-glass materials such as wood, clay and stone, for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. There are a number of types of non-glass marbles that collectors seek out. This section discusses these types, and offers an image identification library.
Machine Made Marbles
The mechanized production of glass marbles was developed in the United States in the first quarter of the 20th Century. The Golden Age of machine made marbles is dominated by marbles from such companies as M.F. Christensen & Son, Christensen Agate, Akro Agate and Peltier Glass. This section gives a short history of many marble companies, and offers an image idenficiation library.