Monday, November 22, 2010
A New Float From France
About one month ago, a terrific float that is embossed "JGO Sevill," was sold. The sale originated from France, and I thought that all of you collectors and readers would be interested in seeing a float that as far as this collector knows, no one has ever seen before.
The beauty of the float for me is in the cachet or embossing. It is a beautiful new addition to place name embossings. Many of the known examples of place name floats are as follows:
"VAS Veteria Montelupo F;"
"Societa Art. Vetraria Altare;"
"Made in Germany Clover;"
"Made In Czechoslovakia;"
"Made in Germany;" which is an uncommon maker's mark very similar in design to
"Made in Czechoslovakia;"
"FG Made in Norway;"
"Crystallite Glendale Calif;"
"FGC Made in England;
"British Made with the North Star;"
"EXTRA RG Portugal;"
"Cameleyre Freres Arcachon;"
"CA Lindren Punsch Stockholm"
"VG" on the seal and "VIDRIERIAS DEL GUADALETE SA" on one side of the float, and
"PUERTO STA MARIA ESPANA" on the opposite side of the float and
"Made in Japan."
Hopefully, more rare place name floats such as the "Portugal Domar with the large star on the side of the glass, seen in Stu Farnsworth and Alan Rammer's booklet, "The Collectors Price Guide and Identification Handbook-GLASS FISHING FLOATS of the WORLD, will be found and made available to at least one of us collectors. As suddenly as the "JGO Sevill," appeared, another great float will surface. Ken Busse has been offering some terrific floats on Ebay auctions lately. There are more than a few that are tremendous and rare floats. Wonder if Santa will make this good boy smile?