I dug the broken greenish var 4 JF last wknd not realizing there was a JF frenzy going on at same time here on the blog. Reading all the JF posts on Mon. I thought I'd post some pics of this wild light olive-amber "super crier" var. 4 star-base JF CUTTER. Anyone that collects Cutters knows how hard it is to find this 'last of the JF run' in any good colors. The majority are usually an orange amber coloration, with a few seen in old amber or dark olive amber.
The Three Horsemen: Star-base/curved R (crier) ; Flat-top A (mint); Fat-boy, (mint)
Someone call the bottle Dr. ..... the patient needs saving !
After a little gluing here and there, I thru it up on my shelf with a flat-A and a Fat-boy to see how it would've held-up in a roll-call line-up of JF's. As you can see, it would've smoked them all !! Bad-boy didnt stand a chance of surviving though.... The neck was in the privy, and when it came out was the topic of much oohing and awing and was agreed by all to be from a Cutter, most likely an earlier Circle Cutter ...and that was that. Well, two hours and a filled-in hole later, I open-up a little 2' trash pit 8 feet in front of where the privy was, and low and behold out from the trash pit rolls the body of the bottle the killer neck goes on. Turned-out we were half right , it was a Cutter, but not a Circle ! That's two broken killer greenish Cutters for me this yr. The 'wailing wall' is lookin good, but I'm due to dig one that's not gonna play Humpy Dumpy with me, as I'm startin to run low on glue !
At least you saved 'em, AP. I'm not dedicated enough to do that. LOLReplyDelete
Lots of green in that JF, how many intact examples exist in that shade ?ReplyDelete
I'm not really sure on that. When I was surveying back in 95-96', the JF's were so abundant and didnt get much respect. Admittingly, I didnt do the best job of breaking-down the varients when cataloging JF's. Across the board, I can account for about 20 where green is the dominant color for that particular example.
Now that's just a smoker of a color for a star base J.F. I have never seen that variant with so much green. To bad it was busted, I see your still bringing empty divider boxes on your digs.
Au contraire ! You'll never find any boxes in my digging mobile. Counting the chickens before they hatch is bad juju for this digger. I'm a bucket-only digger !
I can't recall a green one of this varient either. Anyone out there have one??
DIVIDER BOXES!!! HAR!! Some folks take MUCH longer to "enlighten" than others. Anyone who shows up with boxes has to stomp them before they can proceed on the "adventure". It's much better to run around trying to find boxes AFTER the dig.ReplyDelete