Glass Fishing Floats - About what is it worth?

by Cecilia
(Shoreline, WA USA)

Two Nice Glass Fishing Floats

Two Nice Glass Fishing Floats

Blue Ball Flass Fishing Float

~ submitted by Cecilia, Shoreline, WA USA

question on glass float

I have a blue ball glass fishing float with the marking of 1 on the bottom.

I was wondering if you could tell me what it is worth?

I have a green on without any mark, but it has an inny bottom (like an inny belly button) and I haven't seen to many of them.

Is that worth anything?

 Or is that a normal one?

Thank you for your time.

~ submitted by Cecilia

question on glass float

The two floats you have are called Salmon Gillnet Floats.

The blue one is Japanese with a #1 stamped into the seal button commonly found around the Aleutians this particular marking sometimes can be found in a very intense blue bringing the highest value.

Actually quite common the one you have is around a $22.00 float.

The green float looks to be a Contemporary Japanese float.

One way to tell of authenticity is does the float have any scars or scrapes or is the glass pretty flawless.

A early Contemporary float is heavy glass from the mid 50s to mid 60s.

If the glass is thinner it is a Curio float made for tourists {as was the Contemporary} from the late 70s to mid 90s.

The Contemporary would go for around $13.00 and the Curio would be around $7.00 Hope this helps.

~ answered by Stu Farnsworth

Beachcombing for Japanese Glass Floats

"Whether you're casually interested in the subject or very knowledgeable you will find much enjoyment and information in this intriguing book. Worth the time and a great book to leave lying around for your guest to pick up and enjoy." Jan M. Williamson

Scroll down for comments...

sea glass colors line

Glass Fishing Floats Related Pages:

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions.

Sea Glass Contest Winner

Photo of the Month Winner October 2017

"The Red Ruby"

by Emily Fox

Submit your photo to Odyssey's  October 2017 Sea Glass Photo Contest

OdysseySeaGlass relies on advertising to cover costs of sharing sea glass info from around the world. Purchasing from an ad on our site costs no more than directly and provides us with a few cents income.

You will see Google and Amazon ads as well a few other advertisers as you view our pages. .

Browse Our List of Recommended Sea Glass and Beach Books