Thanks for the info. Am trying to imagine what that operation would look like.
Collectors are like magpies. We treasure the little odds and sods - bits of cane, bits of lampwork -that we have come across. My daughter still has the swan that you gave her which she found whilst you took her around your garden and I still have the dahlia that I picked up from the rockery, and it's special because of the circumstances of its acquisition.
This is the sort of thing that I would pick up as a curiosity if I could.
And thinking further about the similar ones we have - we didnt buy them from Selkirk - Peter H gave them to my daughter when I bought a weight from him.