it´s Ronny again ;-)
today I want let you know what happens to me today. It´s really the most terrible nightmare a paperweight collector could have.
Recently I´ve bought some antique paperweights at an auction house. One of them is a rare Clichy Mushroom. Before sending my absentee bid, I saw pictures of the weight and got also a condition report. The weight should be in very good condition and so it was not the cheapest
Today I got a package, which was very good packed and had no visible damage. I find all 6 paperweights, which I´ve bought packed very well.
After unpacking the first 5 weights, I found the Clichy Mushroom, which should be my X-mas present for Nadine. So, I was very excited to see it, before I would took it on a secret place
During unwrapping the weight, I felt pieces of glass falling in my hand. I was really shocked when I saw the weight, as it was really badly damaged!
I saved all the glass pieces and tried to put them back on the weight, but many pieces where missing. After looking in the box, in which the weights came, I did not find more glass pieces.
So, that weight must have been damaged before packaging and sending to me.
On the weight you see clearly a big bump and a crack on the opposite site also. So I guess, it felt down on a very hard floor and jumped some times. I really could cry when I even think that such a thing could happen
It´s really the most beautiful weight I´ve ever owned.
For me it´s a fact, that someone in the auctions house has dropped the weight and did not send a notice to me or to the business management of the auction house. It is not possible, that a weight gets such a damage in the package, as the other weights are really in excellent condition and also the package was just perfect.
Naturally I´ve send a message incl. some pictures to the auction house and hope that they will answer asap, but what shall I do, if they say the weight was undamaged, when they send it to me ??
I´m really afraid about this possibility.
Fingers crossed, that the auction house is fair. I know, that there is someone in the auction house, who knows what happens excactly with this weight. Hopefully he is men (or woman) enough to stand for his mistake.
I really look forward to meet some of you again next weekend in Cambridge
Have a very nice weekend.