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What has happened to the early glass posts?

earlyglasscollector

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Sep 28, 2004
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I know I've been away for a few months, but I had a huge suprise when I came back and found significantly fewer posts generally on this forum and equally very few for earlyglass/pontils etc. Is the forum suffering from the facebook forums? www.earlyglass.com
 

cowseatmaize

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Dec 2, 2004
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A lot of old members did go to facebook or other more local or specific forums Mark. Some just left for loss of interest. Some have had health and or financial problems and some passed away also. Surfaceone was quite recent on the last part.There is also a thing here that makes replying after 2 months have gone by not possible, some security sort of thing, IDK.Anyway, how are you?
 

earlyglasscollector

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Sep 28, 2004
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Hello Eric, good to hear from you certainly.Yes I have had personal experience of various friends going to that big bottledump in the sky recently...:(....one particular friend from Canada I shall particularly miss our morning email chats....but that's life...or rather thats......well you know what I mean!I shall see if I can get this section moving again. I am going on the facebook forums myself, and there is a good instancy with those, but I find you tend to get the same certain people on these things, some all on one and others on something else, so I thought I' pick up here again and see what happens with the guys on here. Will go off and load up some images and get back here... regardsww.earlyglass.comp.s, yes I do believe this new look forum didn't help. I'm sure it all works much better and avoids certain potentia problems, but people get used to something and hate to have it changed...
 

AlleganyDigger

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A call for early glass I see.Well then, I guess I'll start off with a bottle that just might make you Lockport green with envy.[attachment=GWmerchant.JPG] With what I believe to be a crudely applied top. [attachment=GWtop.JPG] "GW MERCHANT LOCKPORT N.Y."It's in great condition. [attachment=GWopenpontil.JPG] It ranks in the top five bottles of my collection.RJ
 

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antlerman23

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Jun 28, 2012
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That's a beauty! ill throw my own early early glass up. its what I believe to be a 1790-1810 very late mallet form. I know its early because of the crude lip and base. correct me if im wrong on the date, but I think I am pretty spot on (theres the german in me[:D]). it loses a lot of crudity in those pictures. It is actually really uneven and stuff
 

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earlyglasscollector

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Sep 28, 2004
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Ok, here's a recent trade...a really nice attractive honest shaft and globe with no issues whatsoever and a good aged patina...[IMAGE]https://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/nightdes/N0514SHAFTANGLOBEPATINAX_zps42c23f8c.jpg[/IMAGE]
 

earlyglasscollector

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Then I have another even earlier, just about the earliest form I've seen other than the very earliest short necked versions which are incredibly rare... bt this one with a super "top hat" format of very low stringrim and good "eggshape" body. It unfortunately has a restored portion to the back and base, but displays beautifully....:)
 

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