Discovering this book on Paperweights with the lead title of The Signature Detective is exciting to me. It is especially so seeing the paperback is so recent as 2018! Currently, a lot of the books I have on paperweights are NOT as recent as this one. In addition, I’m really happy seeing the pricing for it at the $20 price point.
The full title of the book is “The Signature Detective: A FIELD GUIDE TO GLASS PAPERWEIGHT ARTISTS, HOUSES, AND STUDIOS & THE IDENTIFICATION OF THEIR ARTWORKS” by Rick and Pam Pfliger. One of the online sites I’m finding available is Amazon here.
“This is a handbook for identifying the signatures of glass paperweight artists in North America. An expanding edition that embodies an ongoing effort. A database online has been created to aid the adding and editing of the resource so editions can be released as more is learned.”
Another thing I am really enjoying seeing in looking at the online preview of it is the Key To Abbreviations. I’m seeing that it is a publication funded by the Paperweight Collectors Association. The dimensions for it is 8.5 x 11 inches and 185 pages.
Included among some of my previous blog posts on paperweights, includes these two: “Collectors Guide to Paperweights book” from February 17, 2017, and “The Art of the Paperweight, Boston & Sandwich Glass Company”, July 27, 2018.
I’m going to be ordering this book and hope it will help me with identifying some of my paperweights and looking forward to what I discover about them. In the meantime, see you back here on Sunday!