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Clay Marbles

Clay marbles is a players’ term that described just about every type of ceramic marble, though normally refers to the cheaper earthenware marbles. Common clay marbles were also called commies, combos, commas, commy, commons, commoney, commony, clayeys, clayies, crockies, dabs, dabbers, dibs, doughies, doggie, kimmie, predab, stookie, tooser, etc. Clay marbles are likely the oldest toys made in world history and are found in the archeological record of almost all ancient civilizations. (read more below listings)

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Lot of 70 Antique and Vintage Marbles Including a few Clay Marbles
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Vintage Antique Lot Of Clay Marbles Swirls Color Design And Heavy Metal Balls
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Clay Marbles Handmade
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Lot of 277 Vintage Mixed Marbles Various Sizes Styles Clay Swirls SEE PICTURES
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Vintage Blue Fancy Bennington 3 4 Clay Marbles 4
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Vintage Brown Bennington Clay Marbles 8 3 4 Marbles
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Vintage Brown Bennington Clay Marbles Set of 3 With 1 1 2 a 7 8
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Vintage 3 4 vintage clay marble Great FIND Light Blue in color
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German Glazed Clay Marble Red Green Bands 3 4 Near Mint to Mint
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German Glazed Clay Marble Red Crow Feet Blue Circles 3 4 Mint
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Marble Collection Akro German Peltier Marble King Vitro Clay Shooters Qty 150
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Late 19thc LARGE 1 1 2 CLAY MARBLE w Painted GEOMETRIC Design
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Vintage Large Clay Marble
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Vintage Mixed Clay Marbles Lot of 54 w Variety of Sizes Colors
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100 CHOICE DARK COLORS ANTIQUE DYED CLAY MARBLES ASSORTED SIZES MOST 5 8 DIA
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Antique Striped Clay or Stone Marble Shooter Ball Toy 1 3 8 Diameter
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Clay Marbles 7 Seven
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NICE MIXED LOT OF 30 ANTIQUE CLAY MARBLES 0830H
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These marbles were first manufactured in the United States by Samuel C. Dyke in 1884; US Patent Number, 432,127. All the commies made in the United States were made in area of Akron, Ohio from 1884 to 1942. Commies can be dyed, painted different colors or plain showing the color of the clay used. In 1884, these were the very first mass-produced toys and their introduction radically changed the American childhood experience. They were the first toys that all children could afford to buy with their own money. One penny could buy upwards of 30 commies. Trillions of commies were made and sold in the United States, probably more than all other types of toy marbles combined up to the present time.