Comic Character MarblesBy

Comic Character Marbles

The only vintage comic character marbles were made by Peltier Glass ca. 1920-30s on a 5/8" diameter marble. New comics are on marbles 3/4" dia. and larger. Original marbles have a fired decoration which cannot be felt with a fingernail. Images on new comic marbles are decals or silk screened images which can be felt with a fingernail. If the comic figure is in colored ink, it's new; if the comic is on a solid colored marble, it's also new.

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Fig. 1 A group of new large marbles; original smaller marble shown lower right.

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Fig. 3 Images on new marble are raised and can be felt with a fingernail.