Paperweight literature has noted some famous folks who collected paperweights. Men and women such as Colette, Robert Guggenheim, King Farouk, Truman Capote, Queen Mary, Eva Peron, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (who seemed to have collected everything), and others have long been mentioned.
Then there are the folks who are famous merely for collecting, not because they are royalty, cinema stars, thespians, novelists, or politicians, etc. These famous collectors, actually ordinary albeit lucky or wealthy citizens are Evangeline Bergstrom, Arthur Rubloff, Jennie Sinclair, Margaret Strong, Paul Jokelson, Amo Houghton, et. al. All, alas, are part of past collecting history.
My question is this: has anyone heard of, or does one know, famous folks living today who collect glass paperweights? Honestly, here in the States, one never hears of well-known folks who collect paperweights. But, I'm wondering if in the U.K. France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, etc., there have been newspaper articles or television segments on notable people who collect glass paperweights.