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The sheer clarity and richness of this antique glass fishing float will knock yer sox off! The high quality old glass in 'River Song' shows light to medium surface wear in spite of its many decades of service at sea. In bright light this amazing glass exhibits the character of wild running water! You may half expect it to dissolve, pouring out of the hand.

Measuring 3" diameter (the glass on its own) or 9-7/8" circumference including the width of the net, 'River Song' - so named for its brilliance and clarity - shows lovely swirling in its thick glass. Photo #2 shows River Song demonstrating its tricks! Few floats are able to balance perfectly on the side! Photo #3 shows a lovely '9' shaped bubble in the top, probably a birth mark and definitely an opportunity to make a wish!

The float is wearing an old authentic, original net in polyester twine. Polyester nets were used in the late 1950's - 60's to replace worn natural fiber nets. This one is tight, fully intact, showing natural wear yet remains in good condition.

There is a bright, perky little float called 'River Mate' that would make a wonderful buddy if you wish to display two floats of similar personality. River Mate may be seen in the link below, posing with River Song in three separate photos:


The seal 'button' is a beautiful piece showing excellent craftsmanship. It's quite thick glass and well rounded with good placement. The surround edge is in terrific MINT condition, showing no chips, no nicks or grazing. The 'bonus' is a nice 'River Mouth' mark as seen in photo #4. This is an ancient kanji symbol where the 'box' represents the portal or opening of the river; and 3 vertical or parallel lines show the flow or movement of the river. (Thanks, W. Pich). This is one of the most well known and popular marks. Certainly one of my favorites with the use of ancient pictography, making the seal a wonderful artifact. River Song, in a pretty teal blue-green is a keeper. Enjoy:)

Thank you for helping to care for vintage fishing floats which are rapidly being replaced with plastic or synthetic floats.

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SHIPPING: Happy to offer Priority shipping for this float. It will be double boxed with extra insulation for maximal protection of its antiquity while in transit. The cost is $9.50. This includes your tracking number and insurance. It will be packed with absolute care. *** Please allow 1 to 3 days to ship and 2 to 3 days for the carrier. You should receive it in a week or less. If you need it quicker, tell me and I’ll ship it fast! ***

COMBINED SHIPPING: Yes - I will combine! Floats of generally similar size & weight can be combined so you save on shipping. These decisions are made at the actual time of packing, using my best judgment to keep items safe from damage in transit, protecting them maximally. Best option is to pay the shipping on each item up front. A shipping refund will be issued promptly via Paypal when your parcels are complete. My customers will confirm I am happy to do this. If this doesn’t work for you, convo for a ‘guesstimate’ on combined shipping of items.


Glass Fishing Fishing Float Vintage Collectible, River Song MARKED, Home Decor, Nautical, Ocean, Sea, Beach, Cottage, Garden Decor


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Only ships within United States.
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