CATALINA PAPER WEIGHTS
Many people like to take a little something home with them as a reminder of their travels, something to show for where they have been, something they can use to look back and reminisce about the fantastic experience they had during their holiday.
Collecting souvenirs dates back as far as Ancient Egypt, and include those - for one - of Prince Harkhuf, who travelled to Sudan around 2,200 BC, and brought back with him leopard skins, ivory and incense to present to the pharaoh.
Island souvenir paper weights date back to the days of the Metropole Hotel at the turn of the 19th/20th century.
All souvenirs can be roughly dated by several landmark features:
- First Casino (1918-1928) Note: S.S. Catalina was launched in 1924
Catalina Island Souvenir Paper Weights: Sugar Loaf and 1 pier, pre-1907
Catalina Island Souvenir Paper Weights: Catalina Island Souvenir Paper Weights: Sugar Loaf, 1 pier and the horizontal finger, 1907-1908
Catalina Island Souvenir Paper Weights: Catalina Island Souvenir Paper Weights: Sugar Loaf and 2 piers, 1909-1918