Quick Tip

The most valuable marbles are pre-1950's. Collectors are looking for marbles made in the late 1800's through the 1940's.

Why? It was about 1950 that the Japanese started making the cat-eye style marbles. These popular marbles were very cheap to buy and put most of the remaining marble companies in the U.S.A. out of business.

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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.

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Machine Made Marbles - Current

Machine Made Glass Marbles - 1980 to Current

A few marble companies remain in the United States today including Marble King and Jabo, Inc. Most marbles however are manufactured in Mexico and China. Below are examples of some new marbles.

While these are all very colorful and beautiful marbles, they hold no particular value to collectors other than current face value. Most of these are 10 cents to 50 cents each.

Vacor - Mega Marbles (Mexico)

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Imperial - (China)

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Jabo, Inc. (USA)

Jabo has been running special custom runs of marbles in the last few years that have become more collectible. These are the most common styles you see in auctions, antique stores, etc. and have very little value.

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House of Marbles (UK)

Most of these marbles are made in China and sold around the world.

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