I was asked for help identifying this weight (images below). A silvery/white structure is hovering over a black base. Signature reads "Selkirk Glass Scotland 1980", and there is a PH cane in the centre of the base.
I do not find this weight in my 1978 and 1979 Selkirk catalogues; 1980 is one of the two catalogues missing in my collection; the weight is not shown in the 1981 catalogue. So most likely the weight was first issued in 1980, and more or less sold out the same year (although it is known that Selkirk still sold weights in later years than year of issue, without including them in later catalogues).
From John Simmonds' book "Paperweights from Great Briatin 1930-2000" I know the names of several Selkirk weights first issued in 1980, with names suggesting a space theme (which the weight in question looks like). So I guess we are looking for one of those:
> Dark Star
> Space Probe
Does anyone out there have any of these weights - or the 1980 catalogue - and can help?