18th October 2017 

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2nd October 2017
RETIREMENT SALE


It's with mixed emotions that we announce that we're retiring. It's been a difficult decision to make, but we feel that the time is now right. Thanks to all our customers all over the world, many of whom have become firm friends and whom we'll be staying in touch with.

The good news for our customers is that you'll be able to pick up some bargains!

Firstly we've de-registered for VAT. This means that we no longer have to charge our UK & EU customers 20% VAT.

Secondly, and in addition, we've reduced the prices of most of our weights by 20% for all of you, wherever in the world you are.

If you're in UK or EU you'll benefit from both of these reductions that together come to 33 1/3% off the original price.

We're no longer accepting commissions for custom-made weights. And once our stock is sold we'll be closing for good.

So with Christmas and the Holiday Season coming up, now would be a good time to bag a bargain - before someone beats you to it!




17th April 2017

Introducing Buchanan Glass Designs

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Recently, whilst browsing Facebook, we saw a link from Catherine McDougall to Buchanan Glass Designs. Having followed the link we immediately recognized Peter’s canes and assumed that it was Peter and Catherine branching out on a new venture. However, upon speaking to Peter he told us it was his son Scott and daughter-in-law Catherine who had a new business making millefiori jewellery.

We feel sure that fans of Peter McDougall paperweights will be interested in this novel use of his canes. For more details click here.




15th April 2017

Peter McDougall
We've just received a parcel from Peter with a selection of both new designs and old favourites. To see them click here.

Shipping to USA
Please note that all parcels to US will now be sent by courier, not Royal Mail. This is due to the problems we've had recently with USPS being very slow to deliver and having on more than one occasion suspended tracking. The cost of shipping is very similar to that charged by Royal Mail.


6th February 2017

Peter McDougall

We're hoping to have a delivery from Peter in the near future so keep a look out for them.

Don't forget we're one of only 2 or 3 dealers world-wide that Peter is supplying with new weights so if you'd like Peter to make something for you do please ask. It will of course depend on his having the canes available and also time in Caithness studio.

Shipping to USA
Please note that all parcels to US requiring tracking will now be sent by courier, not Royal Mail. This is due to the problems we've had recently with USPS being very slow to deliver and having on more than one occasion suspended tracking. The cost of shipping is very similar to that charged by Royal Mail.



John Deacons
John's super Christmas Decorations are available to order and there's still time to get them in time for the holiday season.
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John Deacons Candy Canes & Torsade Wreaths


For more details click here.

Peter McDougall
Peter has his last visit to the Caithness studio planned for 26th November so there is still time to order a weight and we may be able to ask Peter to make it for you in time for the holiday season. You'll need to be quick though!





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For more details of this weight click here.

Peter McDougall

We're continuing to receive orders for Peter's superb millefiori weights and we're expecting some more in the not too distant future. If you'd like Peter to make something for you let us know. Please be aware that we can't give delivery times as this will depend on when Peter can use Caithness studio. However it will be worth the wait!

To see our current stock of Peter's weights click here.



1st August 2016

New Guide Prices for EU/Non EU Customers
The currency markets have continued to feel the effect of the UK's vote to leave the European Union. We've waited for the rates to stabilise before updating our Euro and US Dollar guide prices but have now done so. As usual the exact amount you pay will of course depend on the exchange rate on the day you make your payment.

As you can see from the lower guide prices this is the perfect time to buy that weight you've been looking at for some time, but be quick before someone else snaps it up!

Peter McDougall 'Catherine' Weight
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Peter's 'Catherine' weight has always been very popular and we were pleased to receive a new one recently with his 2016 cane.
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For more details and Peter's other millefiori and lampwork weights click here.


25th June 2016
Lower Prices for All Non-UK Customers!

The extremely sharp fall in the following the UK vote to leave the European Union means that our paper weights for all our overseas customers will work out a lot less expensive in your own currency. It's a big job to change all our guide prices and the currency market is likely to be very volatile for some time to come so we'll not be changing the guide prices just yet. Rest assured though our overseas customers will automatically benefit from the fall in the . The exact amount you pay will of course depend on the exchange rate on the day you make your payment.

New Addition to Mike Hunter Page

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These 2 weights were in our cabinet in Hungerford and we forgot to add them to the website. With the steep fall in the our overseas customers will probably be glad we did!




31st May 2016

Peter McDougall

We’re pleased to tell you that we’ve just received a parcel from Peter including 2 of his Barber’s Pole weights, as well as 2 new designs that are one of a kind. Peter’s Barber’s Pole weights have proved incredibly popular, so much so that we still have a waiting list for the Tri-Colour version!

Blue Barber's Pole on Blue Muslin

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One of our customers asked if Peter would make a blue version. This had already been made some years ago as part of one of Peter’s annual collections and he is very strict about not repeating weights that have been sold as limited editions. He’s therefore made a completely new version on blue muslin.

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New Designs

Whenever we speak to Peter we always ask if he has any new designs in the pipeline so we were very pleased to receive the following ‘one of a kind’ weights in our current parcel.

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For more details click here.


22nd February 2016

Peter McDougall 'Barber's Pole'
We thought these 2 weights would be popular but never dreamt that they would prove so popular! We've now got a waiting list in with Peter for him to make more, both of the single colour weight and the Tri-Colour version. If you'd like to be added to that list do let us know as soon as possible.

Peter has made 2 more Barber's Pole, this time in green, and they should be with us in the next few weeks.

9 Spoke Complex Cluster Limited Edition

We've already sold one of these so if you'd like to have one don't hang around. There won't be any more made!



22nd February 2016

Peter McDougll, New Arrivals
As many of you know Peter closed his studio some years ago. He now just makes the occasional weight when he hires space at Caithness. This means his weights are in very short supply.


We’re therefore pleased to tell you that we’ve just received a parcel from Peter including 2 of his Barber’s Pole weights as well as some new designs.

One of the new designs is the 9 Spoke with Complex Cluster Limited Edition.

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Some years ago Peter made a special limited edition weight for us featuring a cluster of our favourite ultra complex cane. We had 10 weights made and they sold immediately. In fact we could have sold many more! The original was a medium weight measuring approx.. 2 inches. Peter has now made us 2 limited edition extra large size versions. We had hoped that he’d be able to make more, but he doesn’t have enough of the central ultra complex cane in the right size so these will be the only 2 ever made! Click here for more details

New Style G12B
One of our customers asked us if Peter could make a G12B but with the canes extending down over the shoulder of the weight and into the base. Peter said it could be done but would need to be made in the style of the ‘Catherine’ weight.

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We have 2 G12B Specials available on red or teal green. If you'd like a differen colour please ask.

For more details of these and more new G12 range weights click here.

Baccarat Type III Pansy

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This weight has been restored and faceted by Gordon Taylor (ex Perthshire). It has 6+1 faceting and is star cut to the base.

Best Offer Before 7th March 2016
We’re inviting offers in excess of 100 inc VAT for this weight, which is of course well below what it’s worth. Offers should be received by 9pm UK time Monday 7th March 2016. Please e-mail your bid to us at paperweightsplus@gmail.com. We will acknowledge your offer and place it anonymously on the website. If you’re outbid we’ll let you know to give you the opportunity of raising your offer. The price realised will be displayed on the website after the sale. Please tell us if you’d prefer not to have your name mentioned.

The VAT (Sales Tax) will of course be deducted if the successful buyer lives outside the UK and EU.

If you'd like more photos we'd be pleased to send them to you.


















21st February 2016

Peter McDougall - New Arrivals

We've just received a parcel from Peter including some new designs, one of which is a limited edition of just 2 pieces. These weights will be going on the website in next day or two so be sure to check regularly to make sure you don't miss out on one of these!



10th February 2016

Exchange Rates
As the British pounds has fallen recently we've now lowered the guide prices for Euros and US$. Of course these prices are only a guide and so for non-UK customers the amount charged in your local currency will depend on exchange rates on the day you pay.




9th February 2016

Special Offer of the Week
Each week we'll be offering a weight at a special price so do be sure to check regularly so you don't miss a bargain.
This week's special weight is a Magnum Clichy Rose Carpetground by John Deacons.

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Exchange Rates
Due to the recent fall in GB pounds our guide prices are now quite a bit too high. We'll be amending them over the next 24 hours or so. Please bear with us while we do so.



30thNovember 2015

Magnum Weights
As we expected the Mike Hunter Owl and Peter McDougall Magnum G12 didn't hang around for long! If you'd like one of these weights do ask. We can't guarantee that Mike will be making any more but we can ask.

Peter will certainly be pleased to make a G12C for you, either as a clear weight or on the colour ground of your choice.

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John Deacons Christmas Decorations.

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If you're looking for something special to add to the festive tree then these will surely fit the bill!

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All the items are priced at just 4.80 each inc VAT (€7/US$6)

For more details click here




28thNovember 2015

New Arrivals

We've just received 2 magnum weights from Mike Hunter and Peter McDougall.

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Mike is always producing something new and very different and this magnum owl weight is a superb example.

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For more detailsclick here

We've just received the magnum clear G12 from Peter McDougall. As you know Peter only has the use of Caithness studio for a limited amount of time so we were very pleased to receive this super weight.

For more details click here




2nd November 2015

Auction

We're inviting best offers for a number of weights to be received by 9pm UK time Monday 16th November 2015. The starting prices include VAT (Sales Tax) and all offers must be made in GBP. If the highest offer comes from outside the European Union the 20% sales tax will be deducted

Please send your bids to us at paperweightsplus@gmail.com The current highest bids will be shown anonymously on the website. We’ll notify you if you’ve been outbid, and the winning price will be put up on the website at the end of the auction.

Included in the auction including a Type III Baccarat Pansy weight has been restored and faceted by Gordon Taylor.
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The starting price has been reduced to 100 (€143/US$130)

All the weights on offer can be found at here.

John Deacons Christmas Weights

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Both weights are in a limited edition of 30 and are available for order now. click here for details

Pre-Owned Weights

We have a number of weights by Vasart, Strathearn and Perthshire available. For more details click here.







2nd August 2015

Best Offers

We have offers on all the weights, with the exception of the Baccarat Type III Pansy. You still have 1 week to place your bids so check out the current status here.

Bidding will close Monday 10th August 2015 at 9pm UK time.




18th July 2015

Pre-Owned Weights

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We're inviting best offers for this 'J' Glass weight and others including Baccarat and Richardson, to be received by 9pm UK time Monday 10th August 2015. The starting prices include VAT (Sales Tax) and all offers must be made in GBP. If the highest offer comes from outside the European Union the 20% sales tax will be deducted.

Please e-mail your offers to us at paperweightsplus@gmail.com and these will be acknowledged. The highest offers will be announced on the website on 10th August, but we won't give names if requested not to do so.




13th July 2015

The Emporium Hungerford
Sadly we'll be closing our cabinet at the Emporium Hungerford on 24th July 2015. They've recently almost doubled the rental and this, combined with the distance from home, means it's no longer cost effective.

The website is still continuing and we're taking orders for both stock items and also customised weights.




11th June 2015

On offer is an interesting selection of pre-owned weights, predominantly Perthshire and Strathearn. All are in very good condition having been polished, where necessary, by Craig Deacons or Gordon Taylor.

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Ref PO2 PP94 on Teal


For more details of this weight and the others click here.




31st May

Mike's weights have sold incredibly quickly and we now have just one left.

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We still have a good selection of Mike's weights so do have a browse on the website, there may be something you've missed!




30th May 2015

Mike Hunter New Arrivals

We've just received 2 of Mike's lattice weights and 2 of his small swirls. To see them click here

29th May 2015

Very many thanks to all of you who supported us with the Nepalese Earthquake Auction, especially our customer who kindly donated the beautiful Mike Hunter Latticinio weight. The auction raised 470 (US$611) which I was able to increase by a further 25% through the UK Government Gift Aid scheme. A total of 587.50 (US$764 approx) was therefore received by the Disaster Emergency Committee.




RETIREMENT SALE
It's with mixed emotions that we announce that we're retiring. It's been a difficult decision to make, but we feel that the time is now right. Thanks to all our customers all over the world, many of whom have become firm friends and whom we'll be staying in touch with.

The good news for our customers is that you'll be ale to pick up some bargains!

Firstly we've de-registered for VAT. This means that we no longer have to charge our UK & EU customers 20% VAT.

Secondly, and in addition, we've reduced the prices of most of our weights by 20% for all of you, wherever in the world you are.

If you're in UK or EU you'll benefit from both of these reductions that together come to 33 1/3% off the original price.

We're no longer accepting commissions for custom-made weights. And once our stock is sold we'll be closing for good.

So with Christmas and the Holiday Season coming up, now would be a good time to bag a bargain - before someone beats you to it!