Toronto. We collect cameras, lenses, and photographs. Others collect paperweights. And like photo history buffs (camera collectors, photo collectors, ephemera, etc.), many clubs exist for the paperweight collectors (see additional resources on this site). There are also Canadian clubs. Sometimes the two disciplines merge as is the case with photograph-decorated paperweights.
Paperweights have been around for a long time. They were an office staple back in the days when paper copies of things prevailed (invoices, bills of lading, cheques, etc.). Today, such ‘essentials’ seem to have departed from the offices of the nation.
Interestingly, they remain artistic items worthy of collection instead of being of practical use in this digital age.
Come and visit our fall ESTATE auction on September 17th, 2023. There are lots with photo paperweights along with lots with 35mm camera, ultra miniature cameras, photographs, books, Stanhopes, and many more goodies (film or digital) for the collector and user.