The Auction is Approaching

We can’t believe the Winter Auction is here… our season in Chicago has been so mild it this one crept up on us! Thankfully we’ve been rounding up an excellent assortment of paperweights that are now ready to come to market.  Starting February 29th, we’ll have a sampling from across the full spectrum of paperweight collecting; antique and modern designs. This one is not to be missed, we were very fortunate to have several incredible collections from some amazing consignors to choose from for this sale. If you are looking to consign, now is the time. We are offering favorable rates to those looking to sell modern lampwork pieces, and of course the rare of the rare antiques.

Our website is always a work in progress, any good website needs to be…! This month we have new arrivals from David Graeber, one of the best glass paperweight ambassadors and nicest guys around, Dave’s work is unrivaled. We are also offering Drew Ebelhare & Sue Fox paperweights at special pricing for the last days of February. I know this deal sounds like millefiori madness, but we think everyone should have one of their terrific pieces in a complete collection so give them a look.

Something worth mentioning is that while we have listed retail prices on our website, we are from Chicago, so “make us an offer we can’t refuse”! If you like a piece on the site, for a price that’s not listed… we’ll work to make a fair deal with a serious collector, so give us a try. Our main goal is to help you build a collection that you can be proud of for many years.

We have some exciting news, that we can only share bits and pieces of for now. On September 17th we are holding a one day live auction of a world famous paperweight collection. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that we are sure every paperweight lover will want to attend in person. While online bidding will be available, the Millefiori Mingle aboard the Columbia Yacht Club the night of Saturday the 17th will be an experience that not even the internet can replicate! We will be releasing details in the near future.. we can’t wait!

The Illinois PCA meeting is being held February 27th at 10:00AM CST here in our gallery, RSVP to Nancy Alfano at nancyalfano@sbcglobal.net if you would like to join the fun. If you need help getting to our gallery, please give us a call at 312-583-1177. We have parking/public transportation suggestions, etc.

We’re looking forward to the year ahead. This Spring we’ll be in Texas and Oklahoma for Paperweight Collector Association chapter meetings, and New Jersey for the Wheaton Paperweight Festival. We hope to see you there or at home in Chicago.

Sincerely,

Ben Clark

Winter Auction is Live

Winter Auction begins March 1st
The Auction is Here!

To begin placing bids click HERE

To view the digital catalog online click HERE

To receive a printed price guide catalog click HERE , or renew your subscription for the next 3 auction catalogs by clicking HERE

The last day for Initial Bidding is March 14th for this sale. With so many amazing paperweights to choose from for this auction the selection process was very difficult. As usual we made an effort to feature a little bit of everything so that no matter the collection we hope to have something that is a good fit. We are particularly excited about our top end antiques this auction, some very rare pieces from some outstanding collections. We also have some whimsical pieces, and of course, modern pieces from our cherished artists. Our auctions are a hybrid unlike any other, one that allows a budget conscious bidder to have an equal foothold against those that do not, so if you haven’t tried it out yet please email lhselman@gmail.com so we can help get you started.

Wonderful New Designs

David Graeber Wild Orchids

David Graeber “Wild Orchids”

David Graeber Lilac Memories

David Graeber “Lilac Memories”

Drew Ebelhare & Sue Fox pieces

Drew Ebelhare & Sue Fox pieces receive special pricing…

Our website is always a work in progress, any good website needs to be…! This month we have new arrivals from David Graeber, one of the best glass paperweight ambassadors and nicest guys around, Dave’s work is unrivaled. We are also offering Drew Ebelhare & Sue Fox paperweights at special pricing for the last days of February. I know this deal sounds like millefiori madness, but we think everyone should have one of their terrific pieces in a complete collection so give them a look.

Something worth mentioning is that while we have listed retail prices on our website, we are from Chicago, so “make us an offer we can’t refuse”! If you like a piece on the site, for a price that’s not listed… we’ll work to make a fair deal with a serious collector, so give us a try. Our main goal is to help you build a collection that you can be proud of for many years.

Winter can be wonderful, especially with a new paperweight from some of the best paperweight artists in the world. Click any of the photos to see more about the weights featured above or you can discuss all the weights in the gallery by calling Penelope at 312-583-1177 or toll free at 800-538-0766.

Illinois PCA Meeting February 27th

 

Join us at our gallery for the Illinois Chapters Paperweight Collectors Association February 27th meeting. This will be a great time to meet other paperweight people as well as preview what’s coming up for sale at auction and peruse what’s on the shelves. We are offering free admission to the Art Institute of Chicago following the meeting, so if you want to see more paperweights down the street, you can, for free! The meeting will begin at 10am CST, if you would like to RSVP please email nancyalfano@sbcglobal.net. For gallery information please feel free to call or email us anytime. 312-583-1177, lhselman@gmail.com.

New Paperweight Auction coming February 29th!

New Paperweight Auction coming March 1st

Selections from the Winter Auction

There are several extraordinary antique weights, a few fun surprises and, as always, an outstanding selection of contemporary artists’ work. For a sneak preview of what is for sale give us a call anytime at 312-583-1177.
The Last Day for Initial Bids will be March 14th, bidding will commence March 1st.
The auction catalog has gone to press. To order your catalog click HERE. To renew your catalog subscription, click HERE.

New Arrivals to the Website

Mike Hunter Owl Face

Mike Hunter Owl Face

David Graeber "Wild Orchids"

David Graeber “Wild Orchids”

Parabelle 1992 Four Color Crown

Parabelle 1992 Four Color Crown

Yaffa and Jeff Todd “Willow”

Yaffa and Jeff Todd “Willow”

You can celebrate Valentine’s Day with a new paperweight by some of the best paperweight artists in the world. Drew Ebelhare and Sue Fox paperweights are 10% off for the remainder of February. To make us an offer call or email us in the gallery. To see everything we’re offering on our website click: GALLERY. 312-583-1177 or toll free at 800-538-0766

Link to Ebelhare/Fox Paperweights for sale: http://www.theglassgallery.com/artists/116301/suefox-drewebelhare

L.H. Selman on Pinterest

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With over 3000 images uploaded by LHS alone, we think Pinterest is a great way to see what’s out there in the glass paperweight world. Pinterest is a great social media tool for those that love to engage visually with things they are passionate about. For us, that means pinning thousands of pictures of Paperweights! We hope you’ll join us on Pinterest and all of our other social media outlets.

Here are some helpful links to our social media accounts: L.H. Selman Ltd  L.H. Selman Ltd  pinterest  L.H. Selman Ltd

We’re on the road, hopefully to see you!

Travel Dates For Spring 2016

 

Travel Dates For Spring 2016

Our travel schedule has been set for the spring of 2016. On the docket this year are several PCA chapter meetings, and the not to be missed Wheaton Paperweight Festival. Here are the dates, we hope to see you somewhere along the way!

 

Delaware Valley PCA
Artist Clinton Smith
Weekend of April 16th

Texas PCA
Artist: Mike Hunter
Weekend of April 30th

Oklahoma PCA
Artist: Mike Hunter
Weekend of May 7th

Wheaton Paperweight Festival
Artist: All of them we hope!
Thursday – Saturday; May 12-14th

As you can see this will be a hectic schedule for us. We hope you will let us know what we can bring for you, because once we hit the road there is no turning back!

2016 Brings Change

The winter of 2016 has arrived in Chicago. With it comes change to our gallery. We have new designs which can be found on our website, as well as new collections which have been set aside for placement in our upcoming 2016 Auctions.

One change comes with a heavy heart. Most of you have gotten to know Alexis Magaro over the years since the new LHS team took over 6 years ago. She has been an amazing talent that we have been fortunate to have on board. As you have now guessed, Alexis has chosen to pursue her other passions at this stage of her life, formally retiring as of January 1st. She has insisted that she wants to remain in contact with the friends she has made in our community, so please reach out to her at alexis@paperweight.com if you miss her as much as we will. Continue reading