Peltier Character Marbles
Peerless Patches that have had one of 12 comic characters that were popular throughout the 1930's The image is composed of graphite fired on the surface of the marble then glazed over.
Peltier produced a patch marble which they marketed as the Peerless. The Peltier Picture Marbles also called Character Marbles (comics) are Peltier Peerless patches with a black transfer of one of twelve different King Syndicate comic characters fired on the marble surface. Usually, there is an over glaze of clear glass. The twelve characters (in ascending order of rarity) are Emma, Koko, Bimbo, Andy, Smitty, Annie, Herbie, Sandy, Skeezix, Betty, Moon, Kayo. There are also comic marbles with a transfer of Tom Mix and with an advertisement for Cotes Master Loaf on them. Numerous reproductions and fakes exist.