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THIS WEB SITE IS DEDICATED TO THE HOBBY OF COLLECTING ANTIQUE, VINTAGE, AND CONTEMPORARY MARBLES, AND THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT. - Alan Basinet

Buddy Alan Basinet

'Marble Alan'

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1964-2012

We lost an icon in the marble community in 2012. Alans reputation among marble collectors was beyond reproach. He was always willing to take time to help everyone learn more about marbles. His website, Alans Marble Connection/MarbleAlan.com crashed in 2007 and all the information was lost. His site was an invaluable resource to collectors on how to identify marbles, reproductions and fakes, and general knowledge for the beginner and expert alike on grading marbles and much more. It had over 700,000 visitors in the few years it was open and has been missed terribly since it went down.

Using the web archives, I have carefully recreated the original MarbleAlan website just like it was in 2007. This will always remain here as a memorial to Alans legacy. Small updates and changes to pictures, new names for marbles, etc. will be made to try and keep it current. Alan, you will be missed!

IDENTIFICATION GUIDE

CLICK ON THE LINKS TO GO TO EACH PAGE

Hand Made Glass Marbles

Hand Made Non-Glass Marbles

M.F. Christensen and Son Company

Christensen Agate Company

Akro Agate Company

Peltier Glass Company

Master Marble Company/Master Glass Company

Marble King, Inc.

Vitro Agate Company

Heaton Agate Company

Champion Agate Company

Ravenswood Novelty Works

Alley Agate Company

Cairo Novelty Company

Jackson Marble Company

Davis Marble Works

Playrite Marble and Novelty Company

Alox Manufacturing Company

Jabo-Vitro Agate, Inc.

Vacor de Mexico

FAKES AND REPRODUCTIONS

Wherever there is a collectibles market, there will be reproductions. The hobby of marble collecting is certainly no exception and as the popularity of the hobby soars, so does the number of people trying to make money from producing and/or selling reproductions.

Please click on the links to review the following topics:

Fake and Reproduction Packaging

Reproduction Hand Made Marbles

Reproduction Machine Made Marbles

Repaired Marbles

Modern Character and Logo Marbles

Recast Marble Tournament Medals

A RESOURCE PAGE FOR BEGINNING COLLECTORS

MARBLES 101 w/ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

History of Glass Making in Lauscha, Germany

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