Here is a wonderful nest of sea marbles all found on the wild, rugged coast of Scotland.
They are sitting in a lovely old sea worn metal base which now has a beautiful patina due to its exposure to the elements. We hardly find any sea metal nowadays, and it is a favourite of mine. This is a particularly lovely example which may have originated from an old wall mounted telephone or reception bell. It has a beautiful sound when tapped!
The nest rests on a lovely, chunky piece of driftwood too.
This collection is for the serious lover of sea marbles, and these are a beautiful shade of sea foam. It has taken quite some time to put this collection together.
These marbles were used in soft drink bottles and are often about 100 years old. They were used a lot here in the late 1800s with the invention of the Codd bottle, which used a marble as a seal (what we now call Codd Balls). This type of bottle is also where the much sought after 'bottle stopper' originates from.
The marbles are all in good condition- round, smooth and very frosty. They have the expected smattering of 'c' shapes, dings and frosting expected from years in the sea.
They would be a fantastic addition to anyone's collection and would look at home bathed in sunlight by a window.
They come as found- I do not do anything to them other than give them a gentle rinse in mild soapy water.
Each piece is one of a kind and are really quite rare these days- a hard find!
Please look at the 5 pence piece for sizing guidance. It measures the same as the US dime in diameter - 18mm/0.7inch.
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I gladly accept returns
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I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
If you are dissatisfied with your order for any reason please contact me within 5 working days of receiving your item. I will do my best to resolve the problem quickly. Refunds and exchanges are taken on a case-by-case basis.
All items are sent out in perfect condition, packed securely and must be returned in the same condition within 7 days of contacting me (or upon receipt).
Shipping charges cannot be refunded.
Royal mail will not consider an item lost until 30 days after posting. If your item has not arrived in 30 days, I will refund you order.
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs.
If you are looking for something specific, please get in touch in case it's something I can find on a Scottish beach for you.