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Old 2014-04-01, 7:37pm
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Quite some time ago I got some NS Poppy that was reddish orange. When I ordered some recently it was like orange crayon - no red to be found. I thought maybe the orange would strike darker, but it didn't. I called NS to see if they'd changed the color, emailed them some comparison photos but haven't heard back from them. So - I'm looking for a substitute color and would welcome suggestions. Here are a couple images to show the difference.

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Old 2014-04-01, 8:42pm
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Maybe TAG Reef Red
Glass Alchemy has a few reds also.
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Old 2014-04-01, 9:16pm
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They're both very pretty. Have you tried Elvis Red? Angelique
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Old 2014-04-02, 3:51pm
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I went thru what I have that looks similar.



I haven't ordered this glass in a long time so this stuff may have changed like poppy, but for whatever it is worth here's what they are...

top to bottom:
lava (to show true orange color)
Elvis Mandarin (has some slight variations of orange shade)
GA exp pumpkin ( pretty uniform in color, right between orange and red)
Elvis Coraline (orangey red)
NS Lava (in a different spot, looks totally different than lava at top, has some nice variations of shading)
Cherry (to show true red color)
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Old 2014-04-03, 6:12am
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Poppy is always different every time I buy it. I got some years ago that was full of air. Mostly though it's a pretty good color, no matter what the shade.
A question from me on glass color: has anyone heard of a glass color called Yin-Yang? I saw something made from this and it was really nice. Anybody??
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Old 2014-04-03, 7:52am
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Poppy is always different every time I buy it. I got some years ago that was full of air. Mostly though it's a pretty good color, no matter what the shade.
A question from me on glass color: has anyone heard of a glass color called Yin-Yang? I saw something made from this and it was really nice. Anybody??
I googled it but only found boro pieces with the yin yang design. Could it have been an experimental, or is it really new? Can you show us a picture? We might need some of this glass too...
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Old 2014-04-03, 12:49pm
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Looks more like GA Orange-Red Crayon in the rod color
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Old 2014-04-05, 9:16am
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Thanks all,

The Elvis Coraline looks interesting and I think the closest to my old Poppy may be GA Orange-Red Crayon. Will try some of that. I made some beads with the old Poppy encased thinly in Yellow Pearl that looked like raspberry sorbet - really liked them and wanted some more. Such is the love-hate relationship we all have with boro!
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Old 2014-04-07, 7:46am
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A while back there was a batch of one of the GA oranges that was a wonderful kind of hot coral color. Unfortunately I haven't seen that color since.
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Old 2014-04-19, 10:08pm
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Just checking back - I'd be happy to send you a short of the Coraline if that would help
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