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This is a Japanese glass fishing float that I personally beachcombed along the coast of the Aleutians in Alaska. It is about 3" in diameter, or similar to the size of a baseball. It is almost completely frosted from being exposed to the elements such as sand, wind & the surf! This float was made from recycled glass & is at least 40 years old, but possibly much older! The Japanese began making floats from recycled glass around 1910 & stopped in the early 1970's! It also has some nice bubbles throughout the glass!
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This type of float was commonly used for salmon gillnet fishing in the Bering Sea.

Glass fishing floats are ideal for home/beach/nautical/cottage decor, yards, flowerbeds & ponds, and they make unique recycled gifts!

All of the floats I sell were once working or actually used for fishing. I don't sell reproductions, contemporary floats, or those that were meant for the gift trade.

NEW SHIPPING POLICY: Due to the increase in international shipping charges, I will gladly send any boxes under 4 pounds via first-class mail. It is much less expensive, but will take quite a bit longer to receive. If you would like your floats sent this way, please message me or make a note when you make your purchase. I will refund the difference in shipping charges.

For example, I just sent a single 3" float to the UK. Priority was $28. First-class mail was just under $10.

Japanese Glass Fishing Floats - Baseball Size, Alaska Beachcombed, Bubbles, Frosted

Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Materials: recycled glass, glass
  • Feedback: 838 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Washington, United States
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