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Published on February 6, 2018 12:11PM

Lincoln City’s North Lincoln County Historical Museum will celebrate Antique & Collectibles Week with an opening reception for its new exhibit of Japanese glass floats this Saturday, Feb. 10.

Avid collector and float expert Nick Simpson, along with members of the float community, will be on hand to discuss and answer questions about the exhibit. Guests will also be able to see a selection of beautiful American-made glass floats from Simpson’s personal collection.

The exhibit displays the various sizes, shapes, colors and methods used in glass floats developed for use by fishermen along the coasts of the Japanese islands.

Floats in this exhibit were lost by fishermen at sea, and some still have their nets. They were caught up in the Pacific currents and eventually deposited by the tide on beaches along the West Coast.

The floats became a prized find for many beachcombers. This exhibit displays floats from two large collections that span many years.

The reception will run from 1 to 4 pm at the museum, 4907 SW Hwy. 101.

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