Over 50 Years Experience

 

 

PAPERWEIGHT AUCTION
SAT. NOV. 7, AT 10 A.M.


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NOTE:  EXTENDED PREVIEW FRI, NOV. 6 -  8 A.M. – 4 P.M.
SAT, NOV. 7 - 8 A.M. – 10 A.M.  (MASKS PLEASE)

 
500+ Paperweights highlighted by 250 Charles Kaziun, Jr. weights of all varieties.  Other artists and factories include:  Paul Stankard, Debbie & Delmo Tarsitano, Paul Ysart, Rick Ayotte, Ray and Bob Banford, Victor Trabucco, Jim Brown, John Deacons, William Manson, Harold J. Hacker, Bruce Sillars, Ward, Sherwin Art Glass, New England Glass, Lundberg Studio, Pairpoint, as well as Baccarat, Perthshire, St. Louis, D’Albret and others.


Absentee and Phone bids accepted


Douglas Auctioneers of South Deerfield, MA is proud to have been selected to handle the paperweight collection of Bernard (Ben) Drabeck.  The collection of over 500 weights will be sold to benefit a local institution. 

Ben was the past president of the Paperweight Collectors Association and author of “Magic in the Glass” the paperweight artistry of Charles Kaziun, Jr.  Up for auction will be a wide range of Kaziun’s work including roses of different hues, dogwoods, morning glories, and pansies as well as snakes, silhouettes and millefiori examples.  Flat weights, pedestals and overlays in single, double and triple varieties as well as scent bottles, buttons and vases.  In the middle of the 20th century Charles Kaziun was considered by many for being the best and most famous paperweight maker in the world at that time.  He single handedly was responsible for rediscovering the paperweight market. 

Ben amassed a collection that included 250 weights by Charles Kaziun Jr. as well as 250 other weights from the best artisans of the 20th and 21st centuries.  Artists including Paul Stankard, Debbie & Delmo Tarsitano, Paul Ysart, Rick Ayotte, Ray and Bob Banford, Victor Trabucco, Jim Brown, John Deacons as well as Baccarat, Perthshire, St. Louis, D’Albret and many others. 



 

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