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The Akro who sparkled in Euro?

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So I found among my textured Euro sparklers this apparent Akro cork with a waxy, very textured surface and an opalescent base. Measures close to 11/16".

I assumed Euro simply based on the texture but I know this is an Akro patch design too.

If it's an Akro does anyone else have one with such a bizarre texture and opalescent glass?

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I sent out an SOS after I saw the first pic and my Akro expert didn't recognize it as Akro.

So now I'm in a pickle.

 

I do like it very much.    That is, I like the marble.  Not being in a pickle.  

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Steph said:

I sent out an SOS after I saw the first pic and my Akro expert didn't recognize it as Akro.

So now I'm in a pickle.

I do like it very much.    That is, I like the marble.  Not being in a pickle. 

Interesting! The texture is very bizarre. Think waxy and with orange peel texture but not pitted (more like lines).

I'm in a pickle too. It's sitting there right next to what clearly appears to be an Akro patch close relation (with faint opalescence) but then it sort of roars about being something else. The insides do sort of suggest Euro sparkler to me but I do believe I got both from the same person in the wild.

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Regardless of the surface texture, and I can’t explain how that formed, but the look of glass and the construction just screams Akro, not Euro to me. Mighty cool marble. 

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8 minutes ago, jeeperman said:

I don't recognize it but showed it to another and they felt like jabo was very possible. 

I don't know but something to rule out. 

 

Wow it's all over the map. Even Jabo with the additional photo of the smaller one of same type?

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Like I said, I would just try and rule that out. It is  a combo not done in Akro but it looks pattern wise like one. It is an oddball and has me stumped

 

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Wish I had paid more attention when I found it originally, but it was definitely in the wild among other vintage mibs. I think at the time I failed to notice the opalescent base.

Here's a couple of new shots of the 5/8" one (slightly less opalescent with no surface texture) and then another shot of the bigger one with some backlight.

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