It couldn't have been more exciting. I mean that discovery of a great work of art where you least expect it. Amid the cast iron pots and pans and silver tea pots, all of which were fun and wonderful, was a person carrying a cup and saucer bearing the hand painted landscape by a noted artist. This was obviously a gift and not a mass produced item. It was a pleasure to be have had just a little bit to do with its discovery.
Thanks to everyone who came. Special thanks to Pepper Brown and Steve Clayton, who talked, and examined and valued, with great authority. Thanks to Savvy Gourmet for the space to do this appropriately. Thanks to all of you who are pack rats and collectors or just those who treasure things from your family. Without you hording your mementos, museums would not exist.