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

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