Paperweights must have first appeared along with paper in ancient Egypt. It is said that glass paperweights first appeared at an 1845 industrial exposition in Vienna. Today's collectors search for every type, from the very expensive French weights of the nineteenth century to the modern artist weights or advertising pieces. The glass tops of the paperweights sometimes have been nicked or scratched, and this type of damage can be removed by polishing. Some serious collectors think this type of repair is an alteration and will not buy a repolished weight; others think it is an acceptable technique of restoration that does not change the value. Printie is the flat or concave surfae formed when a paperweight is shaped on a grinding wheel. Baccarat paperweights are listed separately under Baccarat.
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|Paperweights||1000 Bubble Flowerpot||Egg Shape, 3 3/4 x 2 3/16 In.||2003||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||2 Pears||Leaves, Burgundy Ground, Etched Signature, Ronald E. Hansen||2012||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||2 Pears||Leaves, Burgundy Ground, Etched Signature, Ronald E. Hansen||2012||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||5 Floating Millefiori||Surrounded By Ring Of Smaller Canes, France||2012||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||5 Floating Millefiori||Surrounded By Ring Of Smaller Canes, France||2012||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||8 Orange & Yellow Flowers||Green Stems, 1 Seed Pod, 2 1/2 In.||2012||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||8 Orange & Yellow Flowers||Green Stems, 1 Seed Pod, 2 1/2 In.||2012||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Abraham Lincoln||Bronze Finish||2003||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Abraham Lincoln||Photograph, Sepia, Multicolored, 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||AC||Coiled Brown & Yellow Snake Ready To Strike, Earth Ground, Signed, 2 x 2 3/8 In.||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Admiral Dewey||Picture, Star Shape, Sepia||2003||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Advertising||Bear, Standing, Parker Vises, 3 3/8 X 1 3/4 In.||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Advertising||Buick, Big News Is Buick, Cast Iron, C.1930||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Advertising||Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Advertising||Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, Ruby & Clear Glass, 3 In.||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Advertising||Marvel Motor Car||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Advertising||Maryland Casualty Insurance, 2 3/4 In.||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Advertising||Metropolitan Museum Pop Art, Signed F. Stella, 1970||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Advertising||National Liberty Insurance, Glass, Silver Rim, Silver Coin, 1928||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Advertising||Penguin, Swanson Products, Metal||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Advertising||Pig Shape, Iron, Kaiser Company, 1st Pig Iron, 1/1/43, 4 In.||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Advertising||Pig, H.w. Adams & Co., 2 1/8 X 3 In.||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Advertising||Prudential 50th Anniversary, 1925||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Advertising||Sherwin-williams Co. Paint, Cast Iron, 8 1/2 In.||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Advertising||South Western Bell Telephone, Bell Shape, Blue||1995||Login / Create Account for Price|