Help ID this interesting find.

by carol
(Kansas City Missouri USA)

Found in the US Virgin Islands.

Found in the US Virgin Islands.

~ sea glass photos submitted by carol, Kansas City, Missori, USA

US Virgin Islands

Posted March 17, 2017

Either K878 or K87B stamp plus this interesting creature.

Appears to be a bottom of a clear bottle.

Fits in the palm of my hand.

Found in the US Virgin Islands.

~ sea glass photos submitted by carol, Kansas City, Missori, USA



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Identification of your sea glass
by: Bill

Hello,

Please see link below that will take you to a photo. It is the bottom of a Gordon's Gin Bottle produced in the US (those produced in the UK were green).

http://moonflygirl.blogspot.com/2012/07/gordons-gin-bottle-base-more-info.html

Best,
Bill


Help ID this find
by: Laura from RI

Hi,

What a beautiful find!

1. Check out your local library re: glass works in Pittsburgh & see if they have any books pertaing to factories in PA during the 19th century

2. Sandwich Glass Works Museum in Sandwich, MA

3. Google glass/bottle clubs in PA, we have them here in RI (2nd Tues of every month)

4. Historical society where you reside

5. Keep findin' more : )

Laura from RI

more detail
by: carol

Thank you. Someone also told me the K878 indicated the glass factory it was created in = King Glass in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, which closed during the Depression in 1930.

Boar's Head stamp
by: Selkie's Sea Glass

This is a wild boar's head from a Gordon's Gin bottle. I have found several of these near my home on Vancouver Island.

Here is an link that may be helpful for you.

http://www.metaldetectingforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=126&t=44482

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