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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John and Charlotte Guptill

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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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Made in Maine

John and Charlotte Guptill

created by

John and Charlotte Guptill

location

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 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (27)
  • Attractive (20)
  • Durable (16)
  • Bright (5)
  • Sleek design (3)

Cons

  • Smaller than expected (3)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (18)
  • Office (18)
  • Everyday use (3)
  • Living room (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (26), High-end shopper (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (36)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great personalized gift

Good, substantial paperweight. I LOVED the fact that it could be personalized to use any map location. I gave it as a gift to my brother who is working very hard now so...Read complete review

Good, substantial paperweight. I LOVED the fact that it could be personalized to use any map location. I gave it as a gift to my brother who is working very hard now so he can eventually move to Europe. The map location I chose for the paperweight is the area to which he someday hopes to move. What a motivator! Beautiful paperweight, meaningful gift!
The only con: I'm not sure it's worth the amount they are asking, although the quality seems to be good. We'll see how it holds up in the office.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

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...Read complete review

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.

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4.0

Perfect Gift

By 

from Virginia

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

  • Smaller Than Expected

Best Uses

    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Map Paperweight:

    It was a unique gift to give a retiring executive. We were a little disappointed that the map was so small and not magnified enough by the dome top.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    GREAT Purchase! (Custom Map Paperweight)

    By 

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Design
    • High Quality
    • Improves Organization
    • Sleek Design
    • Sturdy
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Organization

      Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Map Paperweight:

      This Custom Map Paperweight is perfect for decorative display using the stand it comes with, however it can also be used it as a functional yet decorative paperweight.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      I am glad I bought this!

      By 

      from Rochester, Mi

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Sleek Design
      • Sturdy
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Smaller Than Expected

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use

      Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Map Paperweight:

      It will be used in my husbands workspace and it will remind him of a cherished place that holds many fond memories.

      Service and delivery comments:

      I was a custom piece and took about 3 weeks but it came a few days earlier than promised.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      excellent quality. Very attractive and clear to read.

      By 

      from North Carolina

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Sleek Design
      • Sturdy
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use

        Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Map Paperweight:

        see above

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
         
        2.0

        Image Much Paler Than in Proof

        By 

        from Gurnee, IL

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Sturdy
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Image Less Vivid Than Expected

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use

        Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Map Paperweight:

        Product is very sturdy and would have been great had the image not been so pale compared to its proof. One can hardly distinguish water from land.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
         
        5.0

        Great quality and wonderful customer service!

        By 

        from Boston, Massachusetts

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Sturdy
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Map Paperweight:

            Loved it!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            paperweight

            By 

            from california

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            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
             
            5.0

            Excellent college graduation gift!

            By 

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            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
               
              5.0

              Custom Map Paperweight

              By 

              from Tucson, AZ

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Map Paperweight:

              Was a Graduation gift

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Custom Map Paperweight

              By 

              from Jacksonville, FL

              Verified Buyer

              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

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