Author Archives: Art Elder

The collecting conundrum

Have you ever wondered why collectors collect? The mystery has been studied by scholars through the years trying to answer this conundrum. Why collectors collect what they do is another fascinating topic.

Rare beauty under glass: A look at fine antique paperweights

Collectors of antique glass paperweights rightly consider their pursuit to be the one of the world’s best-kept secrets. Most antique paperweights were made by one of three French factories, as a sideline, for just 10-15 years in the mid-1800s, and most collectors agree that only about 30,000-50,000 remain today.