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Here are a few photos of my favorite floats. I beachcombed them myself when I lived in Alaska. #glassfloatjunkie #glassfishingfloats
|Assorted swirled floats found on remote|
Alaskan beaches by me!
|Russian star float with a dot I found.|
This is a beautiful float, but it does have a crack.
|This is a tri mold float with 2 spindles inside the float!! I found|
this gem on a remote Alaskan beach, too!
Monday, March 3, 2014
Many glass fishing float collectors congregate each March to Ocean Shores, Washington for the annual Beachcomber's Fun Fair. This event was created over 25 years ago for those of us who love the beach & all things associated with the beach. Clearly, my favorite thing found on the beach are glass fishing floats! Below are a few photographs from the weekend, which include several examples of floats.
|Author & long-time glass fishing float collector/researcher,|
|Alan Rammer, author & long-time collector discussing|
floats, I'm sure!
|Alan Rammer's booth.|
|Items found on the beach are exhibited & judged|
each year. These were all found on the Olympic Peninsula.
|Items found on the beach believed to be from the 2011 |
Japanese tsunami are placed on exhibit.
|These items were just a portion of those found on the|
Olympic Peninsula beaches by John Anderson.
|Shannon is giving a little Float 101 to some folks.|
|Floats from John Anderson are entered into the glass fishing|
float category. Pardon the reflection of the overhead lights
on the glass!
|Various floats entered into the glass fishing float category.|
|A Kanji roller from John Anderson's collection & display.|
|A spectacular cobalt blue swirled float from Mike Taylor's collection.|
|Another float from John Anderson's display.|
|That jumbo roller had many folks drooling!|
|"Colonel" Rich Richardson & Walt Pich.|
Both of these collectors have been to Japan many times &
have done a great deal of research for our hobby.
|Several of the collectors managed to be sitting at the same time,|
so I snapped this shot.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Get your copy of Glass Ball Shapes by Walt Pich exclusively online from me!!! Today is the official release date! I'm at the Beachcomber's Fun Fair with Walt & he has lots of copies!! You will want this book!!! It's awesome!!