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custom map paperweight

by John and Charlotte Guptill $115.00
Handmade

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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.

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  • the story

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.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
23965
Made from
paper, lead-free pewter, boater's resin
Measurements
Base: 2.5" dia.; Bezel: 2 dia.
Notes
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.
  • the maker
John and Charlotte Guptill

John and Charlotte Guptill

Charlotte Guptill was inspired by her love of sailing to incorporate nautical charts into her designs in 2006. In 2009, with the assistance of her then fiancé', John, Charlotte formally launched CHART Metalworks on Custom House Wharf, not far from their home on Portland, Maine's peninsula.

Now, with the help of a talented pack of Maine-based artisans, and sometimes some distraction from their Corgi-Terrier Mix, Riley, the husband and wife team handcraft custom nautical chart and map adornments in their studio on Portland, Maine's working waterfront.

Each unique piece is hand-cast. The chart or map images are hand cut and hand placed. Each piece is topped with a boaters resin creating a natural dome, magnifying the artwork below. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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CUSTOM MAP PAPERWEIGHT
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (17)
  • Unique (17)
  • Durable (10)
  • Bright (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (16)
  • Office (15)
  • Living room (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (16), High-end shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (20)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (12), Husband (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (6), Other (6), Birthday (5)

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5.0

Worth the wait!

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from North Attleboro, MA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Perfect Size
  • Unique

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Gifts
  • Office

Comments about 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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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about 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

    By 

    from Hermitage, TN

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 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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        2.0

        Disappointed

        By 

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Heavyweight
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Map Not Good Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about CUSTOM MAP PAPERWEIGHT:

          I love the design but I am very disappointed in the map. I wanted the town name to be prominent but I can barely see it with a magnifying glass. The point of this gift was to remind the gift recipient of his hometown. Unfortunately the paperweight looks like a bunch of squiggly lines that could be anywhere. I'm very disappointed.

          • 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

          Great gift for the geographer in your life.

          By 

          from Ann Arbor, MI

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Office

            Comments about CUSTOM MAP PAPERWEIGHT:

            Fantastic gift!

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

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            5.0

            Perfect gift!

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            from Ohios

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Office

              Comments about CUSTOM MAP PAPERWEIGHT:

              I gave this item as a thank you to a co-worker and he loved it! He displays it on his bookshelf at home as it is very well made and a great conversation piece.

              • 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

              EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED

              By 

              from Charleston

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                Cons

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                  • Gifts

                  Comments about CUSTOM MAP PAPERWEIGHT:

                  I wanted something special for my husband's 70th birthday. The paperweight contains a map of the area of his family's swim club location where many fun years were spent while he was growing up.

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

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                  5.0

                  Custom Options Phenomenal

                  By 

                  from Staten Island, NY

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Bright
                  • Durable
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts
                    • Office

                    Comments about CUSTOM MAP PAPERWEIGHT:

                    I am never disappointed with the options available for custom gifts. It looked better than I could possibly have hoped for and now my loved one has a reminder on his desk of the wonderful summer home we share.

                    • 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

                    A Fantastic Gift!!

                    By 

                    from Fort Washington, MD

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Durable
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • Too Small

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts
                    • Office

                    Comments about CUSTOM MAP PAPERWEIGHT:

                    I bought this as a birthday present for a dear friend. He was so surprised and touched when he realized that he was looking at a map of one of his favorite places in the world!! He love the little display easel and said he would display it in his office. He loved it and so did I!!!

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

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                    5.0

                    The quality of the product was amazing!

                    By 

                    from Syracuse, NY

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • A perfect gift
                    • Easy To Make Changes
                    • Easy to work with
                    • Love The Design Quality
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts
                      • Living Room
                      • Office

                      Comments about CUSTOM MAP PAPERWEIGHT:

                      This was a gift for a friend who lost his mom recently. We picked the city where she lived and where he was born . A paperweight for his desk to be a reminder of where he came from and how our family is like a compass in our lives. The quality if the product made me proud to give it as a special gift.

                      • 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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