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||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||Paperweights||Advertising||State Farm Insurance, Apple||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Banford||Blue Flower & Ruby Flower, White Ground, 3 1/2 In.||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Blenko||Controlled Bubble Spiral, Cylinder, Dome Top||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Boy Girl Kissing||Full Figured, 3 1/8 X 2 1/4 In.||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Boy Kissing Girl||Fishing Pole & Hat At Bottom, Cast Iron||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Bronze||Oval Frame, Mother-of-pearl In Base, France, 19th Century, 5 1/2 In.||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Caithness||Christmas Star, Poinsettia, Purple Ground, Canes||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Cape Cod||Rose Center, Purple & White Swirl||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Christopher Columbus||Intaglio, 1892 Exposition||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Clichy||Chain Of 13 Roses, Cinquefoil Garland||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Paperweights||Clichy||Millefiori Canes, Multi-colored, Opaque White Ground, 3 In.||1995||Login / Create Account for Price|