I spend most of my days beachcombing and searching for sea treasures for making sea-themed jewelry. I am not only searching for seashells and corals, but also for rare sea glass and sea pottery.

One of my proudest finds is a 200-year-old undamaged Maraschino bottle, from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After finding it, I returned it back home to the Cosmacendi Palace, where in the past lived the maker of the bottle and is now the Museum of Ancient Glass! It was not only an incredible find but also a bottle without any proof that it even existed.

I love using a piece of history in my jewelry and other creations that makes it more special and one of a kind. If you are interested in my jewelry, you can find it here!

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Tiny Sea Treasures

Tiny Sea Treasures

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Kjorn
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1 year ago

the color!

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1 year ago

So colorful and tiny!

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Kim Lorton
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1 year ago

Wow! Those are amazing shells, as is all the glass! A storm likely churned up the bottom and a wreck was disturbed and contents ended upon the beach! Such treasure to find!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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1 year ago

You are right! Here many ships came to dump trash 200, 100 years ago... that's why I find so many old treasures :)

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

Beautiful

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1 year ago

Glad you like it!

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Ashley Fernandes
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1 year ago

Ooo the one with the red swirl is so pretty.

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1 year ago

I agree! So cute and tiny!

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Danielle Rux
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1 year ago

i have the urge to eat those tbh

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1 year ago

hahahaha they do look yummy!

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MN Free Spirit
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1 year ago

Look at that tiny tiny scallop shell...its sooo cute!

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1 year ago

The yellow ones are my favorite :D

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Reilly Beryll
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1 year ago

These are so pretty!!

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1 year ago

I agree! Tiny = so cute!

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Fixin'Ta
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1 year ago

I want to go beachcombing with her!

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1 year ago

You can join me anytime!

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Natters
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1 year ago

Awesome photo quality!

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1 year ago

Thank you!

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Neha
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1 year ago

They are so pretty, I love finding seashells!

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1 year ago

Glad you agree, I do to :)

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M.Maria
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1 year ago

So tiny and beautiful!

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1 year ago

Glad you agree!

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Sarah Miranowicz
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1 year ago

forbidden candy

Tara Trainor
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1 year ago

I find many tiny treasures like this on Sanibel Island.

Amanda Hunter
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1 year ago

How beautiful.

bob
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1 year ago

Too bad so many of these are due to pollution. ;)

Melody Lanzatella
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1 year ago

They make beautiful jewelry!

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1 year ago

Thank you!

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Naomi George
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1 year ago

Maristella, you are an amazing photographer. Have you taken classes, or is it a natural talent? Either way, the pictures are stunning.

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1 year ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! I haven't taken any classes, pure amateur ;)

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Sami
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1 year ago

This makes me happy

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1 year ago

Awww that's so amazing! Glad you like it!

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Remliel
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1 year ago

Glass?

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1 year ago

The tiny colored pieces are "sea" glass, yes :)

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Left Twix
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1 year ago

I've always enjoyed collecting those eroded glass pieces.

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1 year ago

I love collecting sea glass - so many colors, from common to extremely rare, from cool shapes to incredible textures...

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Paan Sy
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1 year ago

what a beauty!

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1 year ago

Glad you like it!

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Oscar
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1 year ago

Pretty!

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1 year ago

I agree :)

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Kerri Masson
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1 year ago

wow! which beaches can you find these at? usually when i go to the beach i just find drab snail shells

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1 year ago

Ankaran, Slovenia... try to find popular rocky beaches where waves are contstant

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Sierra Hall
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1 year ago

I never find anything that pretty :-(

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1 year ago

Some beaches don't have any treasures on them... I would recommend a popular, rocky beach where waves come in constantly....

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Mar and sol
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1 year ago

We’re is this beach???

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1 year ago

It's in Ankaran, Slovenia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s14jToPvoQg

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Mar and sol
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1 year ago (edited)

I wish the beaches from where I live had these cool treasures. You can’t even find sea glass or seashell. But this is really pretty Just garbage, like paper, soda cans and all the garabage we humans dump into the sea and beaches

Mar and sol
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1 year ago

But I think there are some beaches with awesome treasures.

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Pooky Bear
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1 year ago

Beautiful picture! I love the bright colors!

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1 year ago

Glad you like it! Thank you!

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Jennifer Rosen
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9 months ago

What area of the world do you do your hunting? Where are these cool treasures from? Just curious

Michael Hardesty
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1 year ago

The crystal/rock in the center left looks like a fish head !

Kamryn McNamara
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1 year ago

And all I find on the beach is a bunch of sand

Yen Kuok
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1 year ago

Nature’s lucky charms!!

Hans Felsh (TheRealMoleman)
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1 year ago

I scrolled through all of these. Other than the few old bottles that are kinda cool, all I see is random junk. Sure, the shells are nice, but so what?

Dale Lambers
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1 year ago

A lot of glass/plastic there it seems. :(

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1 year ago

No plastic, only glass :)

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Tiny Seashells

Tiny Seashells

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BlackestDawn
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1 year ago

How tiny, and yet looks to have had a lot of growth to them.

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200-Year-Old Cosmacendi Maraschino Bottle

200-Year-Old Cosmacendi Maraschino Bottle

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M.Maria
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1 year ago

What a lovely color

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#4

Deep Purple Is One Of The Rarest Sea Glass Colors

Deep Purple Is One Of The Rarest Sea Glass Colors

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Kjorn
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1 year ago

great music too :-)

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#5

Beautiful Perfume Bottle

Beautiful Perfume Bottle

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JillVille
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1 year ago

And you found this intact washed up on a beach? That's so cool!

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#6

German Company Oberselters Mineral Water Bottle From 1860s

German Company Oberselters Mineral Water Bottle From 1860s

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DE Ray
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1 year ago

That is a truly gorgeous design. Simple and functional, but quite a bit of detail obviously went into the manufacture.

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#7

100+ Years Old Sea Pottery Finds

100+ Years Old Sea Pottery Finds

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Douglas Campbell
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1 year ago

Love it, should be a mosaic. Very Antoni Gaudi.

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#8

Some Of The Bottles Found On The Beach

Some Of The Bottles Found On The Beach

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Johanna Kidd
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1 year ago

WoW, those colors are amazing

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All Pieces Were Found On The Beach

All Pieces Were Found On The Beach

The 3 different plates that I placed together, the cup with the initials AC, a saucer for the cup and a silver spoon with the initials BM.

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Kjorn
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1 year ago

found the croissant too?

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#10

Victorian Art Glass Vase From The Second Half Of The 19th Century

Victorian Art Glass Vase From The Second Half Of The 19th Century

It has an applied trail of blue rigaree citrine glass trailing around the vase and lovely silver design of a branch with flowers, leaves and acorns.

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Kiahna
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1 year ago

You... found... THAT... on the beach?!

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#11

Cobalt Blue Bottle With A Moon And A Star

Cobalt Blue Bottle With A Moon And A Star

It was probably once used for powders.

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Alexandru Bucur
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1 year ago

This is definitely an apothecary bottle of some description, because, at the time, cobalt-blue bottles like this were typically used for poisonous substances. The star-and-crescent would suggest Turkey, but of course, it was a widely used symbol, specifically because it suggested "oriental-ness". For all we know, this bottle could have been made in down-town Graz...

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#12

Found This Stunning Blue Piece The Other Day

Found This Stunning Blue Piece The Other Day

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Karen Westphal
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1 year ago

Love this color

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#13

The Bottle With Healing Water Made From The Melissa Herb

The Bottle With Healing Water Made From The Melissa Herb

This beautiful bottle, with the words "Melissa Dei C Scalzi" on one side and "Venezia" on the other, is the famous "l’Acqua di Melissa". I have contacted the so-called barefoot Carmelite Fathers of the Venetian Province and they have told me that this bottle was made in the early 1800s

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Nadine Elizabeth Gibbons
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1 year ago

It looks like the stopper was pushed right in and is in the bottom

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#14

More Sea Shells!

More Sea Shells!

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Andreas Schneider
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1 year ago

She sells seashells down by the seashore...

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#15

Glass Stamps From 200-Year-Old Maraschino Bottles

Glass Stamps From 200-Year-Old Maraschino Bottles

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Max L.
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1 year ago

Same bottle ?

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#16

When You Find A Rainbow Sea Glass Piece On The Beach

When You Find A Rainbow Sea Glass Piece On The Beach

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Megan Obrien
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1 year ago

Carnival glass!

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#17

Blue, Green, Aqua, Turquoise, Seafoam, Navy... So Many Shades Of The Rare Color Blue

Blue, Green, Aqua, Turquoise, Seafoam, Navy... So Many Shades Of The Rare Color Blue

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Kiahna
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1 year ago

Wow. That is... amazing. I want.

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#18

So Tiny, So Colorful, So Cute

So Tiny, So Colorful, So Cute

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Jimin Lee
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1 year ago

The red one is designed like a steak truly beautiful

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#19

Luigi Dejak Beer Bottle From The 19th Century

Luigi Dejak Beer Bottle From The 19th Century

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Alexandru Bucur
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1 year ago

Pola, which is now in the next country... Still amazes me how diverse the old Austro-Hungarian Empire was... which is why it ever stood a chance in the modern day. Just before the war, in 1912-13, the House of Deputies had to be dissolved twice, because delegates of different ethnicities (which each spoke their own language as a point of pride and there were no translators) would start fighting on the floor of the chamber and pull all kinds of shenanigans to impede their opponents, such as the Czech Radicals showing up one day with a small steam engine attached to a whistle from a locomotive. It was said that the citizens of Vienna, who could attend the sessions, would consider it better than the circus...

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#20

Old Pharmacy Bottles

Old Pharmacy Bottles

The number showed the amount of millilitres in the bottle

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Tahani
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1 year ago

So beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

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150+ Years Old Stamp From A Luxardo Maraschino Bottle Zara

150+ Years Old Stamp From A Luxardo Maraschino Bottle Zara

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Tyler Cook
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1 year ago

I really like this one!

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#22

Vintage Nail Polish Bottle With A Little Bit Of The Original Nail Polish

Vintage Nail Polish Bottle With A Little Bit Of The Original Nail Polish

The liquid dried up but it still trapped inside.

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Lotte
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1 year ago

I'm imagining like this lady on a cruise who is painting her nails and after a while just YEETS it into the ocean " That wasn't my colour"

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#23

Half Of A French Plate From The 1860s

Half Of A French Plate From The 1860s

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Douglas Campbell
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1 year ago

The style looks to be transfer English blue flow. Is it stamped 'fabriqué en France'?

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#24

Bullet!

Bullet!

The 8×52mmR Mannlicher cartridge was first introduced in 1888 for the Mannlicher M1888 rifle. It was made in and also used by the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1888 to 1890.

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Alexandru Bucur
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1 year ago

Hah. I have one of those as well, from 1891 (and yes, that makes it pretty rare, because this kind of ammunition was theoretically superseded by the "M.1890 scharfe Patrone" 8X50R semi-smokeless round one year earlier, but obviously they kept producing them for at least a bit longer), found in the ditch of the "Alba Carolina" fortress in Alba Iulia. It's weird to think that, until 100 years ago, we would have been in the same country, to the extent that, when my great-grandfather fought the Italians in the Isonzo Campaign, one of the battles he took part in was that of Caporetto, which is now Kobarid in Slovenia...

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Sometimes Searching For Tiny Treasures Leads You To A Treasure Chest Full Of Gold

Sometimes Searching For Tiny Treasures Leads You To A Treasure Chest Full Of Gold

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driftwood- rosewater-
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1 year ago

WoW!

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#26

Beautiful Texture On This Glass Bottle Bottom

Beautiful Texture On This Glass Bottle Bottom

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Sofia Bellavista
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1 year ago

You have a great eye for details, for aesthetics and photography! Well done!!

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#27

Two Sided Sea Pottery Piece

Two Sided Sea Pottery Piece

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C
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1 year ago

That's beautiful.

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Surprise! I'm Engaged To The Beach

Surprise! I'm Engaged To The Beach

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theo james
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1 year ago

🎶the sailors say brandi you're a fine girl what a good wife you would be!🎶

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#29

German Clay Mineral Water Bottles From 1860s

German Clay Mineral Water Bottles From 1860s

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Nadine Elizabeth Gibbons
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1 year ago

I wonder if this is where the name alka seltzer comes from - the dry powder added to water to ease the stomach and sooth the head.

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Victorian Rummer Glass

Victorian Rummer Glass

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Alexandru Bucur
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1 year ago

It's an interesting thing that we ended up calling objects from the late 19th century "Victorian" generically, even though here, in the ol' K.u.K. Empire, we had Emperor Franz Joseph at the time and queen Vicky was a ways away... But then again "Josephian" doesn't really roll off the tongue, so maybe it's for the best?

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Stunning Sea Glass Piece With The Number 150 On It

Stunning Sea Glass Piece With The Number 150 On It

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Kaisu Rei
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1 year ago

Not only are your findings gorgeous but the photography is beautiful as well!

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#32

This Blue Sea Glass Piece Reminds Me Of Bubble Wrap

This Blue Sea Glass Piece Reminds Me Of Bubble Wrap

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Daria B
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1 year ago

Or Lego. ♥

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#33

Embossing On The Seal Says: Romano Vlahov Zara

Embossing On The Seal Says: Romano Vlahov Zara

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Alexandru Bucur
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1 year ago

Apparently, people in that area drank a lot of Marashino liquor back in the day...

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#34

Shell In A Shell In A Shell

Shell In A Shell In A Shell

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Ryo Bakura
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1 year ago

Shell-ception.

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#35

Collecting Beautiful Sea Glass For New Unique Pieces

Collecting Beautiful Sea Glass For New Unique Pieces

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Linda DeSha
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1 year ago

Love sea glass

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#36

Searching For Sea Glass Is Just Like Searching For Rare Sea Treasures

Searching For Sea Glass Is Just Like Searching For Rare Sea Treasures

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Hassini
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1 year ago

Is it just me or does it kinda blend into the hand, and the middle one looks like a cut...?

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#37

M Like Maristella - Beautiful Sea Pottery Piece

M Like Maristella - Beautiful Sea Pottery Piece

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Sophie Warner
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1 year ago

Have you seen the work of a Scottish artist which was recently shown on Bored Panda (but now seems to have vanished, it was at "https://www.boredpanda.com/i-find-surf-tumbled-pottery-shards-on-the-beach-and-make-them-into-unique-pieces-of-artwork"), who turns shards of sea pottery into the inspiration & part of illustrations?

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#38

Gorgeous Turquoise Sea Glass Piece

Gorgeous Turquoise Sea Glass Piece

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Janice Stohlman
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1 year ago

where do you beach comb? i do not think you are in the USA. i like to go to sanibel, florida to search for treasures. i live on an island called galveston, texas. we also have shells, but no treasures like you have found. thank you for sharing.

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