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.50 inch according to the calipers but it just seems so tiny. There are faint striations in some parts of the yellow, almost like it has some hints of a clear transparent element. 

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We need @Steph to take a look at this thread. I know there was considerable debate about where Rosenthal acquired the peewees for their games and I am not sure if it has been resolved. The fact is that Akro made very few marbles at the 00 size (9/16") let alone smaller 000, peewee, size mibs. And to fill their game boxes, Rosenthal would have needed a ton of them so . . .?

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31 minutes ago, Ric said:

We need @Steph to take a look at this thread. I know there was considerable debate about where Rosenthal acquired the peewees for their games and I am not sure if it has been resolved. The fact is that Akro made very few marbles at the 00 size (9/16") let alone smaller 000, peewee, size mibs. And to fill their game boxes, Rosenthal would have needed a ton of them so . . .?

Weren't there some pee - wee's that Akro put in a box of popeyes, called "swee peas" or something like that ?? I know some form of pee-wee came along w/ in a box of Popeyes, I believe it was @wvrons who was saying something about it if I remember right ??

Found it ;  called a Swee pea, I suppose after the Popeye comic character ?

LINK ::  https://www.allaboutmarbles.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=52549&p=378165&hilit=popeye+box+pee+wee#p378165

LINK ::  https://allaboutmarbles.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=45129&p=331194&hilit=Swee'+PeA#p331194

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Just now, Chad G. said:

Weren't there some pee - wee's that came in a box of popeyes, called "swee peas" or something like that ?? I know some form of pee-wee came along w/ in a box of Popeyes, I believe it was @wvrons who was saying something about it if I remember right ??

You're right many Popeye boxes had a single peewee in the compartment with the bag. Art has talked about it too. I am not saying these marbles aren't Akro - they sure look it to me. I just want to hear if and how the debate was resolved.

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1 hour ago, Ric said:

@Chad G. Thanks for the links. So any Akro peewee is called a Swee'pee, regardless of colors?

:dunno: I'm waitin to see what Ron says on the matter, I've had several of the pee-wee yellow w/ a red patch as well as the yellow w/ a blue patch, definitely Akro, IMO. Maybe @Steph and @wvrons will both stop by and post a bit ?

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20 minutes ago, Ric said:

. . . I just want to hear if and how the debate was resolved.

@Chad G. Quoting myself, aka, doing an Art . . . lol

Maybe this is how the debate was resolved - finding that peewee patches were placed in those Popeye boxes . . .

 

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11 minutes ago, Ric said:

Quoting myself, aka, doing an Art . . . lol

Doing an Art? It does not get much better--LOL

"Sweet Pea" makes sense--that was Popeyes little dude--who knows where he came from??

Marble--On!!

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10 minutes ago, akroorka said:

"Sweet Pea" makes sense--that was Popeyes little dude--who knows where he came from??

Swee'Pea is Popeye and Olive Oyl's child, or the peewee marble packaged in those Popeye boxes. A Sweet Pea is a green based Vitro with yellow and red/pink (or a flowering plant, or a vegetable). Let's not make things anymore confusing than they already are. lol

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1 hour ago, Ric said:

We need @Steph to take a look at this thread. I know there was considerable debate about where Rosenthal acquired the peewees for their games and I am not sure if it has been resolved. The fact is that Akro made very few marbles at the 00 size (9/16") let alone smaller 000, peewee, size mibs. And to fill their game boxes, Rosenthal would have needed a ton of them so . . .?


I don't have an answer.  I wanted them to be Alley.   I liked the thought that Rosenthal employee Berry Pink might have used his Alley connections to get patches into those boxes.

But we've been assured the patches couldn't possibly have been Alley.

So I kinda vaguely went with the idea that they were Akro, which you're now calling into doubt. 

 

So ?????

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It looks goofy with my other akros but I can see where they come from now in regards to either being from the games or packaged as a bonus/teaser with the popeye's, seems like just how they got into those boxes might just be lost information though. Thanks everyone for taking a look!

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9 minutes ago, chicagocyclist said:

You are correct. Ron has personally spoken with the woman who was responsible for putting the Sweepea in every box of Popeye marbles.  She placed it right near the leather carrying bag.  It's named after Popeye and Olive's child.  Here is a photograph of mine sitting nestled in amongst the Popeyes, which Ron has seen and that's how I came upon the information!!

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Is that holiday themed one (Northeast of your sweetpea) like extra big??

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26 minutes ago, Steph said:

So I kinda vaguely went with the idea that they were Akro, which you're now calling into doubt.

Oh no, I am not calling anything into doubt - they look Akro enough to me. Maybe they ran a peewee machine to make them only for wholesale to jobbers like Rosenthal, and just thought it would be cute to put one in those Popeye boxes. I mean, Akro never sold bags or boxes of 000 marbles under their own name, correct? I wonder if anyone has found any paperwork indicating that Akro sold peewees in bulk.

 

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1 hour ago, Ric said:

Oh no, I am not calling anything into doubt - they look Akro enough to me. Maybe they ran a peewee machine to make them only for wholesale to jobbers like Rosenthal, and just thought it would be cute to put one in those Popeye boxes. I mean, Akro never sold bags or boxes of 000 marbles under their own name, correct? I wonder if anyone has found any paperwork indicating that Akro sold peewees in bulk.

 



Good thoughts and questions.  

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