April 1, 1998 - "April Fool's Day"

Yellow Green "Johnny Ball"

A beautiful yellow green "Johnny Ball" was found near Fredricksburg, Virginia last weekend by a line crew working on the B&O line. The proud owner, Gus StaffordView Icon Profile, had the following to say: "It's virtually impossible to find an uncataloged embossing. I was rendered speechless when I first saw this new find. The letters, C.C.B.I.O. are arranged in the same 3D Monogram Style as the Harloe Glass Company. It's as if someone created this beauty to draw attention to the upcoming National Convention Show and Sale in Williamsburg." While there are some theories as to the manufacturer of this new find, nothing firm can be found to verify its origin.