$40k for a marble? Have you lost your you-know-what? ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Yesterday’s toys have become high-priced treasures for modern collectors. Michele McDonald for the Globe A collector examined a vintage Peltier comic marble, roughly the 1930s. Michele McDonald for the Globe Marble enthusiast Grace Quijano, 12, of Milton, put together a notebook on the subject. Michele McDonald for the Globe Bert Cohen is co-manager of the Northeast Marbles Meet. Michele McDonald for the Globe In the hall outside the marble meet convention room, Kalinna Dibb, 9, (left) got some help identifying marbles in her collection from fellow marble enthusiast and new friend Grace Quijano, 12. Benjamin Dibb, 7, (right) waited for them to finish. Michele McDonald for the Globe Nancy Zeloski (right) of Moultonborough, N.H., showed Robert Block of Connecticut photos of her marble collection. Michele McDonald for the Globe Jonathan Burnham (center) examined marbles for sale by Kevin Gray (left). Michele McDonald for the globe Carly Andrulat, 12, (right) has been a collector "forever," according to her mom, Annette Andrulat (center). Michele McDonald for the globe A variety of Lutz marbles, all handmade in Germany in the late 1800s. THE ROBERT BLOCK COLLECTION A box of 25 Guinea marbles from the Christensen Agate Co., circa 1927-1929, $14,000.