Well, this is what I get for "contactin' Gus" at Tiffany:
Dear Mrs. [SarahW],
Thank you for contactin gus.
The Tiffany Archives can be reached as follows:
Attn: Web Request
15 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, N.J. 07054
If you are interested in further information about our Archive Services,
please visit the following URL:http://www.tiffany.com/Service/faq.aspx?FAQ_CATEGORY=63
Please call our representatives if you require further assistance
or would like to place an order. They can be contacted at
name overwritten, lets just call her Gus
Well good gravy I went to the archive site and the fee for asking "what year was the Rock-cut pattern introduced" is announced as $1000, possibly more (Unless I am a scholar or journalist with a specific purpose and a note from my superior satisfying Tiffany).
As you would expect I am not quite ready to shell out a grand for satisfaction of my curiosity.
I am planning to write a "hail mary" letter to the archive department asking for assistance anyway, or maybe a fee commensurate with a ten-minute-combines look-up and email, but I will not be holding my breath and expect a snippy return to sender.