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The "Gazelle Gazette" is a Carder Steuben Club Newsletter that is initially delivered as an email and is maintained by Alan Shovers. This section provides an archive of the Gazelle Gazette Newsletter postings. If you would like to submit a Newsletter posting or have your email address added to Alan's address list, please email it to Alan Shovers.

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Carder Steuben Jar - 1830

If Marina Glows

Posting Number 3525   Date: 03/24/21     Return to Posting List

Voila! Here it is. The perfect example. A "Steuben Challenge" is in the works. A few weeks back I stated that I missed the interaction of the group. I also said no expert could beat the culminative knowledge of the group. It is also important we document this knowledge before we kick the bucket to pass on to future collectors. Mr. Bobby Rockwell pointed out the fact there had not been a good book out for a while.

To summarize, we need to be able to identify whether we have a piece of French Blue, Celeste Blue, Persian Blue or Marina. Scott Hansen pointed out the fact that Marina also glows under black light.

That looks like a "Steuben Challenge". Now even though I am certain Scott is right on this we need testimony from a third party to complete our group effort in this challenge. Somebody out there has got to have a piece of Marina and a blacklight. If you do could you please run the test and report back to all of us?

If a piece of glass contains uranium as a coloring agent it will glow every time you test it with a blacklight without failing. If Marina glows from uranium we can refine the Back Yard Trick to include both Persian Blue and Marina. In a following article I will explain how you can easily tell those two colors apart.

In the next couple of weeks I have a "Steuben Challenge" for Scott we can all have fun with. Below is a picture of Marina.

Rande Bly



Many thanks to Gail Bardhan for the excellent list of Carder/Steuben resources available through the Rakow. There are enough items listed there to occupy one for a very long time!

One name omitted from the list Gail provided, and one of the greatest resources we have enjoyed over the years, is Gail herself. Thank you, Gail, for continuing to share your knowledge so willingly, although you are supposedly enjoying some "retirement" and "leisure!"

Elizabeth and Frank Creech

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