Paperback: 95 pages
Publisher: Collector Books; 3rd edition (1988)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.2 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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This book IS marble collecting made easy. It's easy to understand with very clear pictures and text. The pictures are fantastic. I had picked up some old marbles in an auction boxlot and this book really made it possible for me to identify the valuable ones. It has to be the LEAST dry and boring antique reference book I've ever found. I highly recommend it!
This book has beautiful pictures and is a nice introduction into marble collecting. However, it is not very helpful in identifying your marbles. There are pictures of different manufacture's marbles but enough information to teach you how to tell them apart yourself.
This is an excellent referance book for early hand made German and American marbles. It is well illistrated and easy to follow. It is not meant for marbles manufactured after the late 1920's. A must have for marble collectors.
This book is a good book and it is easy to use and identify marbles, however the value guide in the back could have been better. This is a small and thin book, but it is helpful. I was hoping this would be bigger and much more detailed than it is, but it will serve its purpose.
My 7 year old grandson has really taken an interest in marbles since he viewed my big jar of old marbles that belonged to my father. All of these marbles date back to the turn of the century to about 1920.He is so fascinated and loves them so much that I am giving him these marbles in the antique jar they have been in for the last 50 years.. and purchased this book for him as well for his 8th birthday coming up shortly. It is just the right size for him to get started on this new found adventure. Thank you for the quick shipping..I know that he will love this book to compare with some of the treasured marbles in that jar!
I was disappointed not only in the size of this price and identification guide for marbles, but also in the marbles that were covered. I was looking for a guide that would help me identify older, but more common marbles, not so many pages on sulphides with characters encased and rare marbles.
We haven't had a chance to take a good look at it yet, but I am sure she will be interested to try to identify some of her older marbles. Thank you.
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