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What we have found very helpful in learning about paperweights is talking to other collectors, attending specialist meetings, reading good reference books, visiting paperweight dealers, and viewing museum collections. There are two main collectors groups in the UK: the Paperweight Collectors Circle (PCC), and the Northern Paperweight Society (NPS). The main international group is the Paperweight Collectors Association Inc. in the USA (PCA). All have Newsletters, regular meetings, and special events. You can find links to these organizations, resources to help with identification - such as our website, recommended books and dealers if you visit my page.
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Collecting paperweights became more common in the early 20th century, when some outstanding collections were formed. They were recognized as a legitimate form of the decorative arts in 1925, when Sotheby’s conducted the first major auction of paperweights. The number of collectors increased markedly after 1953, when the Paperweight Collectors Association was formed. Today there are an estimated 20,000 paperweight collectors, but not all collect antiques.