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    Posted 11 years ago

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    These were sent to my husband from his father. My husband likes to collect indian arrowheads and his dad said these are Indian marbles. Would love to know if anybody has any info.?

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    1. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 11 years ago
      Potters and even small children would roll some clay between their palms to form marbles and would then harden them in a kiln or fire. It wouldn't be till the 1880's in Akron, Ohio, that the scale of these activities would achieve monumental proportions. There were without a doubt potters in Germany and even in the US prior to this date making clay marbles. This was done as a side line and was not the bread and butter of the business. Their production numbers would probably amount to a few thousand pieces annually.
    2. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 11 years ago
      Clay marbles were made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and are available in a number of sized, colors and combinations. Crockery marbles, usually blue or brown, are clay marbles that have been glazed and fired.
    3. wiggy wiggy, 11 years ago
      Thank you Dave.
    4. jsw14 jsw14, 11 years ago
      I have posted my clay marbles too, go to my profile & compair mine to yours....
      They are Not Indian......
    5. wiggy wiggy, 11 years ago
      I looked at yours and the only difference I see are yours appear to be shiny and mine are dry and don't appear to have any type of glaze. I wonder why and what the difference is? Not indian marbles but still pretty
    6. jsw14 jsw14, 11 years ago
      I see that too, don't know the difference but we know their from the 1890s!!
    7. Kim Jones, 10 years ago
      I have some of these also can anyone tell me if they are worth anything and who I would take them too. I know they were my ex husbands gggrandfathers, there are some big ones also not all small would love to know if they are worth anything
      thanks for your help
    8. jeannie jeannie, 10 years ago
      i have some clay marbles too i found with some glass marbles on old store site-mine are dull orange clay colored-will post some when i figure out how to use this camer!,lol-check out my rare things too-fossils,old silver book marker
    9. Mother Nature Rocks, 10 years ago
      They look like Moqui Marbles, a naturally occurring stone found in the Southwest, USA. I got mine from northern Arizona near the Utah border. They are commonly found in Kansas but not exclusively there.
    10. dmouse8 dmouse8, 10 years ago
      i have some of these that i found at lake oolagah in Oklahoma. my dad also finds these often. We are Cherokee
    11. babaracus13, 9 years ago
      I believe that these are certainly Indian marbles. Are they stone? Do they have any designs on them. My twin brother found a cache of these type of marbles in Houston, Texas. He dug out a couple of hundred of them. There were even some that were not finished where you could see clearly how they were made. I will post some of the pics later today on my account.
    12. chewchewluver chewchewluver, 8 years ago
      I got to Indian marbles, three of them-
      small, medium, large I bought mine at thrift store
      they came in a small clay bowl. I will post some pictures of them.
    13. swasley58, 6 years ago
      Please see my post questioning my recent backyard digs of some large white marbles. Don't know if they're Indian Marbles or not. Just looking for answers. ThNks.
    14. martha149, 2 years ago
      Truth be told, depending on the type of stone/material they are, they could simply be a naturally occurring phenom of the desert southwest. Sandstone, in particular, is susceptible to wind erosion (since rain is rare). Wind whipping around and thru canyons and between hills and mountains will often erode sandstone into small round balls, often referred to as Indian Marbles.

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