It's obvious that they all came out of the same mold, although different glassblowers blew and finished them using noticably different batches of cullet.
German or S.F.? Comments? Quack, quack?
I've just omitted the lousiest photo from this post and I will post comparative photos tomorrow, showing smooth based and star based straight amber embossing comparisons. I'm not trying to prove or disprove anything, but do want to give everyone an opportunity to weigh in on this issue.
As promised last evening, note the "R"s in the following photos.
Early Smooth Base glop - straight amber