For our January 20 meeting’s main program, Marj Becker brought MANY paperweights from her collection for us to study. She taught us what to look for and provided handouts, magnifying glasses and flashlights, as well as the beautiful weights. We learned that they aren’t necessarily called paperweights by those who collect them, and that there are lovely weights from many countries made in many different techniques. Marj especially likes those made by Peter McDougall (see some of his weights here or just Google his name!).
The miniprogram was presented by Tom Cotter, who talked about a varied collection of 1800’s decorative tumblers.