Paperweights have been collected ever since they were first produced. Some collections of paperweights are based upon colour, some on subject matter, and some on date of production and some just relate to whatever the collector finds attractive.
Although some paperweights can change hands for large amount of monies, there are still bargains to be found at car boot sales and auctions. Look out for paperweights that bear the signature of the artist who made them. Sometimes the signature will be on the base or the outside of the glass, but sometimes it will be on one of the canes used in the design and will only be found if you look carefully.
Some of the more well known and sought after makes of paperweight are Caithness, Whitefriars, Perthshire, Wedgwood and Murano, but there are many other manufacturers, including some very small businesses who have made some splendid items.
On each of the pages within this section dedicated to Paperweights collectibles we have included links to live and current online auctions dealing in each theme. In addition, where known, we have added details of collector clubs, forums and websites. We wish you every success in tracking down the missing pieces of your discontinued Paperweights collection and hope you will become a regular visitor to Accumulations. Remember it’s an ever-changing scene so it is always worth a return visit!
Please also check out the Paperweights Books, Related Dealers and Useful Resources listed on this page.