American Marble Auctions was established to offer high quality and highly desirable marbles to collectors. Our goal is to set new standards and raise the bar in the marble internet auction business. With this goal in mind, we follow in the footsteps of successful and high quality marble auction houses of the past. Running Rabbit Auctions and Marblealan auctions on Ebay. In addition there are some other very good auctioneers such as a Morphy Auctions along with many quality dealers who are filling in the voids left behind. American Marble Auctions is not in the business to compete with these dealers but to compliment them. We will offer only the older marbles, handmades and machine made marbles but not contemporary marbles. Our goal is to educate and offer high quality pieces from every area of marble collecting. We have nothing against contemporary marble makers, companies like Jabo and independent marble artists are doing an amazing job making marbles one can only dream of. But we want to focus on the marbles we played with as kids and from previous generations, marbles that were made to be used and have fun with. From the earliest hand made marbles to the finest machine made marbles available anywhere, you can be assured we take our jobs seriously and with full regard to the collectors that make up this wonderful hobby. We accept consignments and in fact we believe that will eventually be the life blood of the company. Essentially we are attempting to bring back the fun into marble collecting. It is a business but we see it as a fun opportunity where color, condition and the sheer beauty of the glass can be viewed and shared with everyone.
Selling marbles through internet auctions is a complicated business. Presenting these historic and very collectible items pose many challenges and complications. In order to insure our customers a safe and secure place to buy quality marbles we make sure to present the marbles as well as we possibly can. We combine good pictures, description, conservative grading and provide a complete satisfaction guarantee. We recommend collectors use these tools carefully and contact us with any questions they might have. We will be available full time through emails and phone to help bidders make final decisions. Our easy to use auction website was setup by one of the best in the business. It’s an easy to use online auction that allows you to scroll through the different sections, do a search and have your own bidding page to follow the marbles you are bidding on or just watching. Our 15% buyers premium is one of the lowest in the business and we plan on earning every nickel of it. We will get your marbles out quickly, you will have same payment day packages sent out in only brand new packaging and from your first bid until they arrive at your door you can be assured of on-time delivery. You’ll be receiving emails on shipping information through Fed-X so you know when and where your marbles are at every stage of the purchase. In addition, we will keep you updated through Constant Contact on any and all information related to American Marble Auctions. We take virtually every type of payment including checks, (without having to wait to clear the bank) Visa, American Express, Discovery, PayPal or gold bullion (preferably).
Marbles are here to enjoy and whether it’s a rare, early banded Lutz or simply a neat looking Vitro, all marbles have their place in the collecting world. So we invite you to check out our site and our upcoming auctions and most of all, have fun. That, after all, is what marbles were made for.
Our Best Regards-
Sami Arim and Jeff Wichmann