A Nice Grouping of Glass Paperweights from a Western Collector

I have to admit that one of the really neat things about maintaining Peachridge Glass (besides my selfish desire to be immersed in glass) is when I do a post on an unfamiliar or non mainstream topic and get follow-up comments and pictures from a fellow collector.

In this case my post Paperweight Collectors Association prompted western collector Bill Curtiss to send these nice pictures of his paperweights. You really can learn about the depth of our hobby when you are corresponding and learning about other collectors. Now who would have thought that a major whiskey bottle collector would be balancing his interest with paperweights. Pretty cool…

I could never understand when I would get all excited about an insulator I just saw or purchased and my father couldn’t have been less interested. It just goes to show you that there is no right or wrong way to collect. We are all bound by our love of glass and in this case, you really can experience the beauty of glass with paperweights.

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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