American Marble Auctions will hold its first-ever online-only auction September 20th-29th The first-ever Internet-only auction for American Marble Auctions – an offshoot of American Bottle Auctions – will go online Sept. 20 and end Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. (PCT), at americanmarbleauctions.com.
condition, five dragons, all with gorgeous patterns, five Cub Scouts, with great patterns, and five bumble bees with black aventurine, all in an orange box (est. $800-$1,200).
A Peltier NLR Rainbow Superman, unusually large (0.869 inches), with four red and two yellow ribbons running between a pair of cutlines on a turquoise base glass, graded 8.9, should hit $500-$600; and a 360 degree Indian, with shades of green, yellow, brown and orange bands running between two pontils on an opaque black glass base, graded 9.8, should hit $750-$1,000.
One of the oldest marbles in the auction is a rare mid-19th century handmade ceramic Pennsylvania Dutch marble, 1.414 inches and graded 9.5 (est. $500-$700). The blue and black flower motifs decorate both poles, divided with a pink line around the equator on this gorgeous Pennsylvania Dutch ceramic marble. The glazing is in as excellent condition as the marble itself.
Collectors of swirl marbles will be able to bid on a nice Akro Agate marble with dark, translucent ink-blue swirls and rich oxblood veins swirling around on a silver moonie base glass, graded 9.2 (est. $125-$200); and a submarine Indian swirl marble with two multi-color wide bands running between two pontils on a translucent blue base glass, graded 9.6 (est. $400-$600).
For anyone who has participated in an American Bottle Auctions online-only auction, the same basic terms and conditions will apply to American Marble Auctions. A 15 percent buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases. Each lot closes separately when a bid is not entered for ten minutes. An asterisk next to the minimum bid ($10 for all lots) means no bid has been made.
“We recommend that collectors use our state-of-the-art tools carefully and contact us with any questions they might have,” Jeff Wichmann said. “We will be available full-time via e-mail (at email@example.com) and phone (toll-free, at 1-800-806-7722) to help bidders make sound and smart decisions. If possible, a visit to our showroom would be helpful.”
American Marble Auctions is located not far from American Bottle Auctions, at 915 28th Street in Sacramento, Calif. (zip: 95816). The firm will be accepting quality marbles for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single marble or an entire collection, you may call them toll-free, at (800) 806-7722; or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about American Marble Auctions and the upcoming online-only auction that begins Sept. 20 and ends Sept. 29, please long on to www.americanmarbleauctions.com.