Inspired (for a given value thereof) by discussion of Dresden figurines elsewhere, I was wondering what other ‘stuff’ considered desirable by some and commanding a high price you would hate to have bestowed on you by some twisted fairy godmother.
Practically anything fragile and ornamental. My taste in ornaments is my own, and things which only take up space and need to be dusted are not welcome in my life.
I’m very unkeen on heavily cut crystal. And you and I are as one on the dusting front, I think.
Oh, have you read my history of one of the great European porcelain houses, Of Meissen Men? Thought not.
First edition books signed by the author which are too valuable to risk reading.
Antique furniture which has to be polished and has drawers which don’t slide in and out easily.
When I was 16 my Grandmother died, leaving me her furs. I was horrified and an aunt was thrilled to be the unexpected beneficiary.