Alan's Marble Connection

The most comprehensive marble identification and marble collecting resource is back online!

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Contact Us

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Yes! I buy marbles and related items and will pay TOP $$$!


Welcome and thanks for visiting No doubt you're here because you would like to learn more about marbles or are interested in our free appraisal service. Whatever the reason, have fun exploring the web site and learning about the great hobby of marble collecting.

Check out our new mobile version of the website on your mobile phone or device.. This is a great reference while out of the house marble hunting! You can also easily emal or text from the mobile version.

Marble Identification / Help

If looking at books and the Internet has left you more confused than when you started then you've come to the right place! Check out this simple guide to get some quick answers.

Check out the Marble Identification / Help page to get answers to questions like "How can I tell if my marbles are old or new?" or "Is condition important in determining value? Lot's of pictures are available to help you learn the difference between both old and new marbles, and valuable and not so valuable marbles.

For more advanced identification, we are happy to have Marble Alan's world famous marble identification and guide to learning about marble collecting online at as of April 2012.

Alan's Marble Connection was the most visited marble collecting website until 2007 when it was lost in a server crash. We have painstakingly recreated the site through the use of web archives and it is now up and running.

You don't want to miss this fantastic comprehensive learning experience and tribute to our marble friend Alan Basinet. Click the Running Rabbit on the left to visit.

Free Appraisal Service

The most common question: What are my marbles worth or what is the value of my marbles?

If you have a few marbles you need some help identifying or need an approximate value, we are always happy to try and help you out at no cost. Simply email a digital image to us so we can give you a more accurate description of the marbles.

PLEASE NOTE: Marble values (and all collectibles / antiques) have taken a significant downturn in prices. Book prices are rarely accurate anyway, but especially now can be very high vs. real world economy.

Check out the Appraisals page for more information.

Buying and Selling Marbles

Yes! I buy marbles and related items and will pay TOP $$$!

If you are interested in selling an individual marble, a few marbles or an entire collection of marbles directly to, we are always interested in discussing this option with you. Check out the Selling Marbles page for more information.

I sell marbles regularly at marble shows around the country as well as on eBay. Click the eBay Listings link to see my current auctions. If you are looking for a particular style of marble, feel free to email me as I just might have one for sale.

We do not sell marbles on this web site. If you are looking for bulk marbles, Chinese checker or game marbles, new marbles and related items please visit