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A Guide to Paperweights

Edition Size

The edition size for Limited Edition paperweights is shown beside the code number for that piece eg. Ed 500 denotes an edition size of 500. Where no edition size is shown that piece is unlimited.

Quality Assurance

Caithness Glass paperweights are made to exacting quality standards. Due to the handmade nature of our products the size and colour may vary slightly between each piece. This is not a flaw but your assurance that every piece is handcrafted. Please note that due to the limitations of photography and the printing process, actual colours of pieces may vary from those shown here.

Designer Initials

Every Caithness Glass paperweight is designed by an individual designer or by a team of designers. The designer’s name is denoted by his or her initials as follows:-

  • HM - Helen MacDonald
  • SS - Scott Sinclair
  • PM - Peter McDougall
  • FM - Fraser Munro
  • AS - Allan Scott
  • MC - Martin Campbell
  • RM - Robert McAteer
  • CM - Calum McDougall
  • GL - Gemma Leamy
  • HC - Helen Chalmers
  • MM - Martin Murray
  • CT - Colin Terris

Valuations and archive products

Over many years Caithness Glass has produced thousands of much loved paperweights. Unfortunately we are not able to offer any valuations on archive products. We would recommend that you visit or contact a specialist in 20th Century glass for an accurate valuation. If you are looking for more information on particular paperweight here are a couple of resources we use to identify these archived products.

1. http://www.scotlandsglass.co.uk - A chronicle of glass from and relating to Scotland, including the country’s glass industry and its people.

2. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Caithness-Paperweights-Charlton-Standard-Catalogue/dp/0889682445 - Caithness Paperweights: A Charlton Standard Catalogue

3. https://www.worldofbooks.com/en-gb/books/w-k-cross/caithness-paperweights-1st-edition/9780889682382?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvPOd-q788wIVCNN3Ch2HhQ-AEAQYASABEgI1rvD_BwE#GOR004355808?keyword - Caithness Paperweights (1st Edition)by W.K Cross