Custom Map Paperweight

Hold a tangible reminder of a treasured spot with this custom map paperweight by John and Charlotte Guptill.

$125.00

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Weight of the World

Special places become like anchors in our lives. They keep us grounded, offer safe harbor, or tug on our hearts the farther we travel. This custom map paperweight, designed by artists John and Charlotte Guptill, lets you hold a tangible reminder of that treasured spot, even when you're far away. Choose your favorite vacation spot, a childhood home, the place you first met your true love, or any other place you find your heart wandering. That very spot will be hand-cut from a map, mounted in a compass rose base, and sealed under multiple layers of boaters resin. The resin is buffed to a satiny finish, and both protects the image and helps to magnify it. (International locations are available, although the maps display less detail.) The finished paperweight keeps important papers—and memories—close to home. Handmade in Maine.

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John and Charlotte Guptill

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John and Charlotte Guptill

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Maine

Inspired by her love of sailing, Maine-based maker Charlotte Guptill began to incorporate nautical charts directly into her jewelry designs. With the help of her husband, John, and a talented pack of Maine artisans, she handcrafts custom nautical chart and map adornments in her studio on the Portland waterfront. Each of her pieces is hand-cast, the chart or map images are hand cut, and each piece is topped with boaters resin to create a natural dome that magnifies the artwork below.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
paper, lead-free pewter, boater's resin
Measurements
Base: 2.5" dia.; Bezel: 2 dia.
Care
Designed to patina slowly and evenly, developing a soft warm patina often considered an enhancement to appearance. If desired, apply and rub a mild detergent on pewter surface, rinse under running water and gently wipe dry with a soft cloth. The clear, high gloss surface is a durable, scratch and fade resistant boater's resin containing a U.V. protectant. If slightly scratched, buff with a soft cloth and car/boat wax.
Item ID
23965

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This is a made-to-order item. You will receive a proof within 1-2 business days from our custom order team. At that time, you can request a revision or approve the proof. You will be provided with a ship date for the final item after approving the proof. If we do not receive a response within 1 week, your proof will automatically get approved and your order will be put into production. This item typically ships 2 weeks after proof approval.At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.



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UncommonGoodsCustom Map Paperweight
 
4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (21)
  • Attractive (20)
  • Durable (11)
  • Bright (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (18)
  • Office (18)
  • Living room (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (20), High-end shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (28)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (16), Husband (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (8), Other (8), Birthday (5), Anniversary (3)

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4.0

paperweight

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from california

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

  • Smaller Than Expected

Best Uses

  • Organization

Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Map Paperweight:

The map on the paperweight is very small and hard to read.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Anniversary

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5.0

Excellent college graduation gift!

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from Pennsylvania

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Office

    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Map Paperweight:

    I presented this to my niece who was graduating from college and will be teaching a year in Germany. The map reflected her home town and she will use it as intended as a paperweight. Just beautiful!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    Custom Map Paperweight

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    from Tucson, AZ

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    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Map Paperweight:

    Was a Graduation gift

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    4.0

    Custom Map Paperweight

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    from Jacksonville, FL

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    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Map Paperweight:

    I purchased this product for my husband for our one year anniversary. I thought it would a creative way to incorporate "paper" while also providing him something practical for his desk. The picture they placed inside the paperweight was perfect. They listened to my feedback and tweaked the first draft they sent.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary

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    5.0

    more than expected

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    from Miami, Fl.

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Durable
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Office

      Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Map Paperweight:

      very beautiful and well made. good quality and clear to read

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Valentine’s Day

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      5.0

      Very personal

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      from Washington DC

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Office

        Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Map Paperweight:

        Unique

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Perfect!

        By 

        from Raleigh NC

        About Me Midrange Shopper

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        Pros

        • Has Nice Weight To It
        • Highlight Rare Places
        • Such A Personal Gift

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Map Paperweight:

            This is really a lovely gift for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life. Some of the reviews made me nervous because they complained about the inability to see the town or city. My map was very clear. They send you a proof so I'm not sure how someone could be surprised with what the final product looks like.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Worth the wait!

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            from North Attleboro, MA

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Perfect Size
            • Unique

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Office

            Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Map Paperweight:

            Unique gift for a boat/water lover. The proof arrived quickly and once it was approved, it arrived very quickly. Would absolutely recommend!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Father
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Father’s Day

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            5.0

            Wonderful Graduation Gift

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            from Franklin,North Carolina

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Map Paperweight:

              Perfect gift for graduation--indicating area recipient was raised and indicated his journey away to school, etc.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              2.0

              Disappointing

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              from Hermitage, TN

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Map Paperweight:

                  The service was fast and the paperweight is a substantial weight. My problem is the town name on the map is tiny. The map looks like a mass of squiggly lines. The purpose of this gift was to remind the recipient of his home town but, sadly, this won't achieve its purpose.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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