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  1. German, easy way to tell is that the ends are typically straight seam to seam where CA will be normal-abnormal in an S shape. Base glass is also of a lower quality with less vibrant colors. Also, not a peach, they are pinkish/brown in hand but bright pink when backlit.
  2. Looks good for CA (ovalized 9, shear pattern, glass clarity/quality)...hard to find size as well
  3. Feathered Pelts have seams, they aren't always super obvious but they are there
  4. There do exist examples that are in the 3/8-15/32" range on the one end and 1-1/8" on the other. 13/16" is a very difficult size to find in particular. The larger sizes are almost always handgathered especially at or over an inch and are very rare. Peewees are desireable but not as rare as their larger counterparts.
  5. Short answer: Maybe Long answer: I'm not a packaging collector so taking a stab at one that didn't come straight out of a box would be iffy. I have seen examples claimed to be handgathered peltiers and to my eye at least they are fairly unremarkable in terms of distinguishing characteristics.
  6. Those two appear to be slags, the second is a bit more interesting than the first. That one may actually be a Christensen
  7. Absolutely certain its not CA, but if I ever turn up a peach one of these then there probably does need to be a conversation on who did what and where
  8. Title spoils it I guess...These do apparently exist it just took almost 20 years to finally find one that left no room for doubt.
  9. The green is, from memory, just a different oxidization state of the copper that makes oxblood look the way it does... normally as a red opaque. Black/ox and white/ox are really the primary mixes but there is a big range in variation for end result to the eye. Typically on a "green brick" yes the green is much darker and can look black until backlit in just the right way. This is because the normal opaque oxblood does a great job interfering with transparency unless it happens to be very thin and at the surface as yours is. It is also possible to have lavender and blue in the mix with oxblood tracing the gather pattern (both very rare) and incidental oxblood in aquas which tends to be at the shear rather than throughout.
  10. Looks real to me...if it gets lonely I can think of a great home where it can be with it's siblings
  11. Could post singles too if that's easier and there's interest...
  12. Pelt slags also come in lavender, orange, teal and gray (in roughly increasing rarity) along with at least two distinct varieties of aqua and 3 distinct varieties of green one of which is brightly fluorescent under UV virtually identical to a type of slag CA also makes.
  13. The shear you show in the last photo is the type I associate with Christensen Agate. I can't tell enough about the other one from the photo to make a guess.
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