To Join the Paperweight Collectors Circle
UK – per household £25.00
Europe – per household £35.00
USA and the rest of the world – per household £40.00
Membership is per household.
The different subscription rates take into account the differing cost of posting the Newsletter to international destinations.
Subscriptions are due on 1st January each year.
The subscription paid by a new member joining the club during the last five months of the year is valid until 31st December the following year.
The club is a non-profit making organisation; payments in £ Sterling help to minimise charges. Overseas members can pay by bank transfer or PayPal, provided that they pay any transaction fees in addition to the basic membership fee. Please contact the Membership Secretary for details.
To apply, please download and print this membership application form
Benefits of Membership
The Newsletter: members receive the full-colour, A4-size, professional-quality, 20-page Newsletter which is published 3 times a year.
It contains articles written by members about paperweights, paperweight makers and paperweight collectors.
Meetings: 3 or 4 meetings are held each year in various locations around the UK; occasionally in the summer in the form of a Garden Party.
Meet fellow collectors, learn more about paperweights or bring along paperweights for identification.
Meetings usually commence with a lunch followed by a talk from one of our collectors, paperweight makers or an expert in a related field.
Paperweight dealers are present, so there’s plenty of opportunity to see a wide range of paperweights.
Please Note: in order to help cover the costs of hiring the venue for meetings, maintaining the projection equipment, assisting speakers with their expenses and providing refreshments, a small charge is levied for those members who do not sign up for the lunch.
The current charge is £5.00 per head.
Glass Fairs: your membership card allows you a reduced entrance fee at the National Glass Fair in Birmingham and the Knebworth Glass Fair.
The PCC is always present to meet members and do IDs on weights. A couple of paperweights dealers also have stands at both Fairs.
Trips: trips are organised to places of interest to paperweight collectors. In the past
the club has visited Venice, the Czech Republic and Poland (in particular places in former Bohemia and Silesia), France, Belgium and Germany.
We have been pleased to welcome both European and American members on our trips.
Exhibitions: public exhibitions are held every few years; for instance in 2006 we staged the 25th Anniversary Exhibition at London Olympia and in 2013 we organized a major weekend event featuring the work of the Ysart family, including an exhibition of over 400 paperweights.
Access to expertise and archives: as a member you can access the archive of paperweight-related articles, information, video clips, books etc.
A number of videos are available for hire. Back copies of some of the previous issues of the Newsletter are also available to purchase.
For information about hiring videos etc., please use either the email or postal address on the Contact page.