1n 1986, the year that PCA TX was formed, Lawrence Selman reported in Paperweight News (Volume VIII, Number 3, August 1986) on two great collectors, Arthur Rubloff and Maurice Lindon. Larry observed first hand how these two collectors were often the last two bidders on a rare piece at auction, each raising the price on the other—ultimately breaking records with their purchases. Today the Arthur Rubloff Collection can be viewed at the Art Institute of Chicago where a recently remodeled gallery displays the work of paperweight artists from around the world astutely collected by this pioneer real estate developer in the Chicago-area. Maurice Lindon, a jeweler, started collecting in Eurpoe shortly before World War II and then sold his collection in 1957 only to begin collecting again with a selective eye. With Lindonand Rubloff bidding against each other at auction drove the price of the Pantin silkworm weight up to $143,000 at a Sotheby’s auction in 1984. You can see the Pantin silkworm glass paperweight showcased at the Art Institute of Chicago.