- Great for children
- Hold an insect in your hand without being scared
- Novelty paperweights
These vintage paperweights contain amazing insects from all over the world and are great for close study.
Unfortunately, I don’t know my insects so I can’t tell you much at all about the specimens, but this could be a good for educational purposes by researching the species on the internet.
I believe the bugs are contained in an acrylic resin and date back to the end of last century so there are a few scratches and marks here and there. The plastic box, although sound, is not in good aesthetic condition.
There are fifteen paperweights all measuring approx. 7cm x 4cm, although some differ in height (some 2cm and others 2.5cm) as I have had to source each individual piece separately. I believe the collection includes: spider, centipede, locust/grasshopper, scorpion and other beetles. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to know more about any of the paperweights or would like me to send ‘close up’ photos.