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Paperweight collecting.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by LabelKing, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    Does anyone collect paperweights? I feel this may be a fruitful field to venture into as it is particularly obscure and rather obsessive, reminding me of Sir John Soane. King Farouk, Eva Peron, and Oscar Wilde were well-known collectors. One of King Farouk's pieces, the Pantin Silkworm, sold for $143,000 in the '80s. [​IMG]
     


  2. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    I collect many odd things, but not paperweights. The only paperweight I own, however, is a very interesting piece -- a three-inch bronze disc about a quarter-inch thick that says "Tokyo Municipal Government" on it (in English) with an interesting but apparently meaningless relief design and painted hunter green in the recessed areas.

    Unfortunately, I do not have it with me to post a picture.
     


  3. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I think paperweights are pretty silly. I'd rather just use a similarly sized sculpture, knife, block of wood, Faberge egg, etc.

    There's of course nothing wrong with collecting anything.
     


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