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Ghost Impressions

Examples of ghost impressions, part of the lettering appearing as faint "ghost" impressions in the glass in odd places, usually on the skirt or dome, the result of the insulator coming back into contact with the mold as the mold halves were being removed from the insulator. These are fairly common on pieces made using hand presses and less common with automatic presses. They are uncommon on Lynchburgs but are not especially valued by most collectors.

ghost letters
Arrow marks location of ghost letters, here on the upper skirt between the wire grooves on a CD 112.

ghost letters
Detail of ghost letters BURG, visible below arrows.

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