An impressive selection of seldom-seen antique banks and vintage marbles, including an 1871 Horse Race mechanical bank, and a hand-blown "birdcage" marble, are headlining Morphy Auctions' 915-toy auction May 3.
It will be a full house at the Antique Spectacular in Rock Island, Ill. March 1-3, with dealers displaying everything from stoneware and postcards to marbles.
The 34th annual Amana Marble Meet was held in Amana Colonies, Iowa, June 3-4, 2011. About 20 percent of the exhibitor tables were occupied by contemporary marble makers. The remaining tables were filled with antique handmade marbles and vintage machine-made marbles of nearly every type and style.