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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 3.2" in diameter, or similar to the size of a baseball. It has has a teal blue hue to it, along with a bright blue swirl around the seal button. It has some awesome net marks. This float was made from recycled glass & is at least 40 years old, but probably older. The Japanese began using recycled glass to make floats around 1910 & continued until the early 1970's!

This type of float was 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 Float - Baseball Size, Alaska Beachcombed, Net Marks


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