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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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Machine Made Glass Marbles - Early

Machine Made Glass Marbles - Early 1900's to 1970

Clay marbles were the earliest type of marbles made in the United States. However, with the advent of marble machines in the early 1900's glass marbles were able to be mass produced at up to 1 million marbles per day in some factories.

These remain one of the most popular of collectible marbles. There are hundreds of color combinations and styles and only a few can be shown here but you will get an idea of some of the most common styles they produced as well as some of the most collectible and valuable.

The list below is in the order of companies that produced marbles that are the most valuable and collectible marbles today.

Christensen Agate | 1925

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Peltier Co. | 1920

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Akro Agate | 1910 - 1951

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M.F. Christensen

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Master Made Marbles | 1930

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Vitro Agate Co. | 1932

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Marble King, Inc. | 1949

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West Virginia Marbles | 1920's & 30's

This category covers companies such as Ravenswood, Champion, Alley, Alox, Cairo & Heaton.

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Transitional's - earliest hand gathered marbles | 1900

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