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Mahasamatman's Paperweight Collection

Most of my collection was made by Caithness. They were based in Inveralmond, Perth, Scotland, and have a U.S. office in Garfield, New Jersey. They have recently (April 2004) been taken over by Edinburgh Crystal, and though the quality of the workmanship found in the paperweights has not changed, the new company really has no clue how to manage a line of collectors' paperwewights.

If you're looking to buy paperweights, the absolute best place to look is John More (aka More Gifts). They have the best prices, selection, and customer service anywhere on the globe. You'll pay less than half as much as any U.S. dealer, even after you figure in shipping costs.

These are actual photographs from my collection, taken with a Casio QV-30 digital camera on a set of bookshelves I built in a friend's shop in January 1997. As you can see by the pictures, I am not a professional photographer. These images pale in comparison to the real thing. If you want to see the real collection, don't hesitate to give me a call.

In 2001 and 2002, I built some display cases and display shelves for my collection. Each paperweight is individually lit from underneath using low-voltage lighting. It's really impressive how good they look now!

For each thumbnail on this page, there's at least one larger image to view. Each full-size image also contains a brief description of the piece. Note: the descriptions accompanying the images are written by the manufacturers - I take no responsibility for them.

I've recently acquired many new paperweights which I have not yet photographed. They appear just as text with no thumbnail. What can I say, I'm lazy... Eventually, I'll use my Canon Powershot G9 and add them to the site.

This list is current as of 04 January 2014.

The paperweights are organized by designer (they do deserve the credit). You can select one, select them all, or select none.

Caithness: Colin Terris (131 titles)

Colin Terris Caithness
Colin Terris, designer
139 pieces
Adventure Alchemy Aquamarine Aquila Arctic Night Arctic Orchid Aspiration Asteroid
Astral Celebration Autumn Dream Black Gem Bolero Cabaret Cactus Reflection Castles in the Air Chameleon
Comet Coral Coral Dream Coral Garden Cosmic Collision Creation Cyclone Dancing Seahorse
Dervish Desert Orchid Dilemma Discovery Domino Dream Flower Electric Soup Elegance
Elements Elements II Enigma Epicentre Etheria Evangeline Firework Festival Floral Illusion
Frost and Fire Golden Citadel Golden Jubilee Regal Reflection Grace Greetings Earthlings Hibernation Hydroponic Ice Blossom
Ice Cascade Ice Flame Ice Fountain Ice Princess Illusion Intrigue Island Fantasy Jubilee Celebration
Jubilee Orchid Kingdom of the Deep Labyrinth Lobster Lunar Rose Magenta Magic Lantern Marooned
Merry Maker Meteor Midnight Millennium Carousel Millennium Vision Minaret Miniature Moonflower '97 Miniature Moonflower '98
Moon Orchid Mooncrystal Moondance Moonlight Dancer Morning Dew Blue Mystic Island Mystic Shrine Mystique
Night Owl Nova Octavia Opus 88 Orchid Pagoda Pagoda Orchid Parasol
Pastorale Pirouette Plough Polka Quadrille Quicksilver Reflections '91 Reflections '92
Revelation Robin and Kettle Safe Haven Saladin Sanctuary Sandflower Sea Kelp Sea Lace
Sea Orchid Sea Sprite Sea View Serenity Shamal Sir Percival's Quest Skyline Snowflower
Solitaire Space Flower Spaceport Space Shuttle Star Beacon Star Pavillion Starship Summit
Sunflare To Boldly Go... Trinity Vertigo Vortex Red Weathervane Wedding Bell Whirlygig
Whispers Winter Wonderland Zest

Caithness: Alastair MacIntosh (56 titles)

Caithness: Helen MacDonald (40 titles)

Caithness: Margot Thomson (38 titles)

Caithness: Philip Chaplain (15 titles)

Selkirk: all artists (10 titles)

Other artists and foundries (30 titles)

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