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Machine Made Contemporary Marbles: Identification And Values

In this book, the machine-made marbles have been divided into two groups, early machine-made marbles (1900 to 1925) and automatic machine-made marbles (1925 to present). Included are nearly 100 full-color photos portraying thousands of marbles, complete descriptions for all marbles featured, and updated values. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Paperback: 92 pages

Publisher: Collector Books; illustrated edition edition (December 1991)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0891454829

ISBN-13: 978-0891454823

Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.3 x 8.7 inches

Shipping Weight: 8 ounces

Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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From the number of pages, I didn't expect this to be a book that would be very comprehensive. Yet even as a basic start I was disappointed. The entire book is a series of color plates, each showing many marbles. These photos are truly beautiful and show a nice range of marbles. However, I found it of little use in identifying marbles I had. It was much to incomplete. The book could have been grouped by manufacturer, which would have helped some. There is a price guide for each plate in the back of the book. However, there is no indication for what size marble the price applies, and as marble collectors know, size matters. For some plates only ranges were given for all the marbles pictured, instead of giving individual prices. These ranges were wide enough to not be of much help when trying to appraise a marble's value. The photos have little text to go with them, which would have been helpful to help novices learn the differences between types of marbles. Buy it for the pretty pictures, but don't expect much from it.

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This book didn't meet my expectations. It has some decent photos, but most are blurry. Not a good book to be used for marble identification, and generally contains information available elsewhere.

great guide for new bees like me into marbles.

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