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Cleaned last weeks pick ups! Brookfield AT&T Hemingray

CreekWalker

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Here's is last weeks finds, after a good soak and cleaning. The two center ones are Brookfield, and the one on the right is a uncommon lime green. One no.9 has a small ribbon on light green spiraling thru a aqua glass skirt. No porcelain found on this outing, but found a couple yesterday. [attachment=11-10-15 001.JPG] Be nice to find the top to the AT&T two piece transposition. this is the last insulator hunt for the year. [attachment=11-10-15 002.JPG] [attachment=11-10-15 003.JPG]
 

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Robby Raccoon

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I forgot to say, Top pic, Third/Fourth in Left BACK row. Whoops. [>:] I'm just trying to figure out which they are. The back 4th one looks strange but could just be the picture and my computer. I am unable to see a green ribbon. I see an amber streak on my screen on your Hemingray No. 9, but all screens are somewhat different-- especially when settings are changed, and cameras alter color too. :/ Superb finds to me. I've only ever found one intact glass telephone/telegraph insulator. All others are fatally damaged or destroyed. Yet I find all the porcelain ones. Go figure.
 

CreekWalker

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Ok, look at the second pic, insulator on far left front, the lower shirt. Now, those in the back are Hemingray, got 'em ,put up , but I'll check the number, but the fourth is a No.9. Oh, I left a box of shards too. My pack was heavy enough!
 

CreekWalker

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I've made extra trips for those! Latest porcelain had damage to the skirts and passed on a few of them. About to check the bay before I turn in, saw a big Tillotson blue shard up to $51 with lots of bids. Curious to see what a big chuck of glass with "lotson" goes for!
 

CreekWalker

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Maybe the buyer has the other halve! Rarely see a bottle shard go for that, even a $3k one. That one's a $3k book priced insulator, I believe. I have given bottle shards away, if whole would be expensive , but the wire queen collectors collect these I believe , because of the nature of insulators to blow their dome off, while wired. I've read articles were the dome picker is proud as a peach to find a rare insulator shard. Where as , a bottle digger calls it a heartbreaker and throws it back in the hole.
 

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