Image

Clay

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)

Available Right Now on eBay


2 books 2 marble bags clay marbles game instructions Vintage
$14.99
Time Remaining: 1h 11m

LOT OF EARLY AMERICAN STRIPED CLAY MARBLES
$17.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 12h 21m

19TH CENTURY ANTIQUE MOSAIK MARBLE GAME WOOD BOX + OLD CLAY MARBLES
$65.00
Time Remaining: 12h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $90.00

Lot of 5 clay marbles
$3.99
Time Remaining: 13h 42m

VINTAGE ANTIQUE HANDMADE CLAY MARBLES IN OLD DRAW STRING BAG
$295.00
Time Remaining: 13h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $295.00

7 Old Marbles Glass and Clay
$12.50
Time Remaining: 14h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $12.50

107 Vintage to modern marbles Glass metal LOOK
$9.99
Time Remaining: 14h 54m

Antique Lot 25 German Handmade Marbles Benningtons Unglazed Clay Crockery Agate
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 15h 34m

2+ Vtg ANTIQUE NATURAL BROWN CLAY MARBLES Stone Ball Clay Marbles ALLBRIGHT
$25.00
Time Remaining: 15h 34m

Vintage Antique PINK CLAY MARBLE Stone Ball Clay Marble HANDMADE ALLBRIGHT
$9.99
Time Remaining: 16h 43m

Vintage Antique BLUE CLAY MARBLE Stone Ball Clay Marble HANDMADE ALLBRIGHT
$9.99
Time Remaining: 16h 49m

Vintage Antique BLUE SPECKLED CLAY MARBLE Stone Ball Clay Marble HANDMADE
$9.99
Time Remaining: 16h 52m

Vintage Antique PURPLE CLAY MARBLE Stone Ball Clay Marble HANDMADE ALLBRIGHT
$9.99
Time Remaining: 17h 1m

Vintage Antique SPECKLED CLAY MARBLE Stone Ball Clay Marble HANDMADE
$9.99
Time Remaining: 17h 7m

Antique to Contemporary Mixed Lot Glass Clay Chalk Marbles All Sizes and Colors
$75.00
Time Remaining: 17h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $75.00

2 VINTAGE ANTIQUE NATURAL BROWN CLAY MARBLES Stone Ball Clay Marbles ALLBRIGHT
$24.99
Time Remaining: 17h 15m

VINTAGE ANTIQE CLAY BROWN BENNINGTON MARBLE Stone Ball Clay Marbles
$9.99
Time Remaining: 17h 19m

Vintage Marble or Marbles 1940 1970s era Random Glass Clay Lot 4
$1.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 21h 48m

Painted China marble 2
$6.00
Time Remaining: 22h 2m

Matched pair of Painted China marbles 4
$15.00
Time Remaining: 22h 3m

Lined Crockery marble 1
$20.00
Time Remaining: 22h 3m

« Previous12345

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.