Originally Posted by fernando
How did you manage to convince your friend to spare it ?
Or did he think it looked misplaced in that corner ?
He probably did!
No, serious, as I wrote, he got a lot of things from me and we sometimes interchange pieces. Each of us faces times when something really important for our respective collections turns up and has to bought quickly, mostly at auction; as we are not rich people we are then forced to deaccession of things that serve more or less decorative purposes in our specialzied collections. As we are close friends, we inform each other when such a situation arises and mostly the other party then acquires the item that has to go.
It's just that easy - and the best way, too, I guess.