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MINT(+) 5/8" Akro Agate: PURPLE/YELLOW/BLUE/RED HYBRID POPEYE

Item# GM2211
Marketed as the Akro Agate POPEYE or Tri-Color Onyx, the base glass is clear with opaque white wispy threads and two different colored corkscrews. Occasionally, when changing the colors in the streams of the colored corkscrews, some of the previous colors would still be present and combine with the new. This can result in Popeyes of three, four, or even more colors and are quite rare. These are now known as HYBRID POPEYEs by collectors. Sometimes the two primary colors blend with each other creating a third color, but these are usually not accepted as hybrids.
This particular example is primarily a darker purple and yellow; however, the purple corkscrew has a streak of cobalt blue running down it's center, and the yellow has a fainter but still easily visible red running toward the edge of that color. The additional colors to the corkscrews of this Popeye are not in any way a blending of the two primaries, so clearly, this magnificent specimen is in every sense a HYBRID POPEYE.
CONDITION: MINT(+) 9.7-9.8 The surface is completely unblemished except for one tiny melted dimple, and that's it. This is the wet shiny finish that high-end collectors expect and demand.
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Size 15.84mm or 0.623" at the equator.

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Price $150.00

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Akro
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Christensen
Agate

Peltier
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M.F.
Christensen

West
Virginia

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