Letters on Sea Glass
by Teri Rogers
(Atlanta, GA (in St. Croix))
Sea Glass Letters Question with photo
Identifying Sea Glass with Letters, Numbers, Symbols, Etcetera
Here are some of the questions that Lin and I have received regarding sea glass that has letters, numbers, symbols, etc.
Scroll down to the end to read all of the submissions. If you can help identify these pieces, please add a comment.
To submit a photo of a similar piece of sea glass, click here... ~ submitted by Teri Rogers in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Hi. Just found this today on St. Croix. The letters look like 1/2 of an O or U, RN and 1/2 of an E or B. Maybe Journey. Any ideas?????
Teri ~ submitted by Teri Rogers Suggestion from OdysseySeaGlass:
I notice no one has ventured a guess at identifying this piece of sea glass. I would think that the letters and the place you found this would indicate possibly a French word or name.
If so, it would likely be a wine or brandy bottle. On the other hand, the Caribbean was full of rum producers (still is as a matter of fact) and it would be possible that it is a rum bottle, although the color would indicate wine rather than something else (green color helped reduce harmful light rays that affect wine).
It is very hard to find a book that identifies wine bottles if that is what it is. But to try to run it down, you might try a book that is great for identification because of all the photos it has. The book is Warman's Bottles Field Guide
The advantages of this book are that it has hundreds of big, beautiful color photos, and the listings include ALL the markings and trademarks on each bottle. It is also not going to ruin your bank account and is small enough to carry around with you.
Some of the bottle collecting and identification books are huge, heavy, and expensive with information not necessary to the sea glass collector. David and Lin at OdysseySeaGlass