Author Topic: SAVE TIME SAVE STEPS Paperweight  (Read 203 times)

Offline Sargeguy

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SAVE TIME SAVE STEPS Paperweight
« on: January 08, 2018, 10:30:50 AM »
I just acquired this 2"x2.25" paperweight from eBay. It is embossed "SAVE TIME-SAVE STEPS".  The only advertising I can find that uses this phrase is from 1910 and promotes having interphones installed so you don't have to run up and down the steps. That date seems a little early, I thought these were made later on. I don't know much about paperweights, which ones are Bell System and which ones were Pioneers. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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Offline Jim S.

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Re: SAVE TIME SAVE STEPS Paperweight
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 11:04:37 PM »
Those are called (google)  "blue bell paperweight".    "Save time, save steps" was reproduced ,Some/all had pioneer markings I don't know the colors they offered. This is a good reference for blue bells
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/blue-bell-paperweights-book-by-j-linscott-1

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I think yours is from the original mold. The book may give you some good background info on where and when.
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Re: SAVE TIME SAVE STEPS Paperweight
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 09:16:24 AM »
Thanks!  I have seen a few other examples on eBay that look different-more translucent and less "crisp" than this one.  I assume those are the re-issues? 
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