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    Posted 1 year ago

    kwqd
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    Regular Peltier playing marbles made in Ottawa, IL, about an hour north of where I live. These marbles were found in an attic stored in jars wrapped in newspapers printed in 1945 and in a box labeled “The Peltier Glass Company, new marbles, .”, dated 1948. I have an affection for Peltiers since they were made so close by and, when I was collecting marbles, had a disproportionate amount of them in my collection. I saved the seller's description for future reference:

    "These marbles were researched in Stanley A. Block’s Marble Mania Book and I believe these marbles may be the among listed on Page 121, either Bloodies or Rainbo. I really don’t know anything about identification so it is up to you. What you see is what you get!!!. The jar that I took them out of said “Marbles – dated 1948 in new condition.” They were stored in jars in the attic – wrapped in newspaper dated December 19, 1945. What interesting stories are in these newspapers (all yellowed and crumbled)! The carton they were in says “The Peltier Glass Company, , .” The address on the label has a 2 digit zip code."

    https://www.marblecollecting.com/marble-reference/online-marble-id-guide/peltier-glass-co/

    https://www.peltiermarbles.info/

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for loving my Peltiers!

      iggy
      Watchsearcher
      Thomas
      Broochman
      Jenni
      TreasureTex
      vetraio50
      fortapache
      bobby725
    2. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thank you Elisabethan!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks Karen!
    4. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 11 months ago
      Wow, we all played marbles in our youth! My Brother had a huge collection, but they were just “toys” to us. My Mother made “marble bags” for him. Steelies, Cat’s Eyes...
      They are tiny works of art....
    5. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      @Ms.CrystalShip - Thanks for your comment! I have to fess up. I never played marbles as a kid. My dad knew how to play marbles and playing croquet was an art form for him. He was a country boy but the family moved to town in the 1920s.

      @kermikos - Thanks! I couldn't find a full image either!

      Thanks for loving my Peltiers MALKEY, keramikos, Vynil33rpm and Ms.CrystalShip!

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