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JBHogan
JBHogan
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9/9/2021
JBHogan
JBHogan
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Dear forum members,

This is not a request you'll receive every day, but I'm looking for as many "captured in the wild" mylar balloons as I can get.

I'm an artist employing them as components in mixed-media assemblages, and I'm running out of specimens I've been able to gather myself over the years.


I'll pay $5 apiece for them if you'd like to be compensated for your efforts. I live in central San Diego and can pick them up in person, or would be happy to pay additional for postage if a meetup can't work. I can pay via cash, and by all the usual electronic means.

The condition of the balloons does not matter- they can be a day old or crumbling pieces from a decade in the sun. Ribbon tethers are part of my designs, so having those included would be nice, if they are present.


Ideally, I'd like to have a rough location of where they were dicovered, whenever possible.

I am serious about this. Feel free to contact me here via PM.

Apologies if this is not the proper sub-forum for this topic; if so, please move to a more appropriate location.

Respectfully, ~J
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Buford
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9/9/2021
Buford
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Man, I could’ve been paid $100 on a single hike a couple different times.

I think someone here found 30 in one bundle once.

Usually they are all flaking apart and leave glitter like fragments over everything being packed out.
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dsefcik
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9/10/2021
dsefcik
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I would be rich by now had I known....I remember someone also collecting them for use on a float in an annual borrego springs parade of some sort.

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JBHogan
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9/10/2021
JBHogan
JBHogan
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Riches may still be yours... There are more arriving each day, I suppose.

I usually bring a strong plastic bag so they don't come apart in the truck. For the purposes of the project, the decaying specimens are just as interesting as those still intact.

I wish I could have seen that float; I'd have offered to take it apart for them, and remove the debris for free!
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JBHogan
JBHogan
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2 days ago
JBHogan
JBHogan
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I've had a couple folks reach out to me regarding found balloons, but was having difficulty with the DM feature recently- apologies for not being able to reply.

If you want to contact me directly, you can also email me: vervushtigit@hotmail.com

Thank you.
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