The history of marbles

Plainfield - posted Nov, 25 2013

PLAINFIELD- Alphy Bard of the Nutmeg State Marble Collectors Club will speak about “The History of Marbles” at the Wednesday, Dec. 4 meeting of the Plainfield Historical Society. The 7 p.m. meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the recreation-seniors complex, 482 Norwich Road. Marbles have been around for more than 100 years and are still being played and collected today. Millions of them were made between 1910 and 1960. Expect to see marbles of all kinds from the early “penny commies” or clays to the German handmade glass marbles, and hear about the “new age of marbles” in which marbles made by specialists sell for high prices. A brief business meeting precedes the program. For information, call President Ruth Bergeron at 860-564-8561.


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