I can't believe I didn't wear out my camera with the non stop snapping. I figure if I can't own them, I might as well shoot them for posterity.
As you can see, you place the marble at the top and watch it roll down and around the track. It was pretty cool.
This one is brilliant and so unique.
By this point, Russell asked me again what I would do if I only had film to shoot on anymore. Seriously how did I live within the confines of 24 and 36 exposure film?
These are old sulphides. They look kind of plain but they are among the most expensive antique marbles you can find. I have 4 of them...3 in OK condition and the 4th is gorgeous and I paid a pretty penny for it too, I might add.
Coloured glass sulphides are extremely rare and worth tons more than clear.
Here was another marble drop game. I liked this one better than the other one.
What I wouldn't give to own this bad boy.....
More wee piggies
Marble Mania! at the Sandwich Glass Museum will be in town through March, 2016. Definitely worth the visit!