yea, my husband moved a bunch of my weights to a storage unit because I was getting too many...(actually too many and paperweights should never be used in the same sentence, but I collect minerals too..)
anyway, my hubby is lucky he still lives after moving my PWs-I wish he had moved the minerals. If you think about mineral specimens have been in this world for billions/millions/thousands/hundreds of years, and paperweights?! Not long-but I finally got most out and have started taking some pictures.
And Ian, I will download those pictures as soon as I figure out how, and then i'd love to share my collection! As a matter of fact I am thinking of selling some because theres a specail convention coming up (unrelated to glass!) and I'd love to go to this convention and bring my brother Mike with me. So I'm not sure what many of them are and could use some help ID'ing some.
I love any paperweight that is crystal clear, or oddball like. There was a sasquatch look alike on ebay awhile back, you couldnt miss it, it was so weird yet made me smile every time I looked at it! I didn't buy it, but still grin thinking about how weird it was. I think it sposed to be a poodle....LOL?!
It seems like all my weights turn out to be Muranos! The muranos that are super quality and really clear? They always stump me, and no matter how many books I read, I'm not very good. So I'll be asking lots of questions and for lots of help!
I also have some curious thoughts about a lot paperweights and signatures...I'll get to that eventually, but it involves Lutzs, Dorflingers, Pantins, and where are all of them?!