I loved your Exhibition. Admittedly, you and Jan have yet to have an Exhibition that I don’t love, and the thrill of seeing so many new figures at once makes paying for one of them a pleasure. I noticed SOLD signs popping up on the Exhibition pages quickly on items with both the biggest and smallest price tags, but I am mystified as to why a couple of things are apparently still looking for homes. Mystified is too gentle a word. I almost need to go into therapy to have this explained. Could it be that you haven't updated the site? The items on the first page are eye-candy and ALL should be sold.
A pair of marked WALTON sheep. Every collection should have a pair, but they--and all marked figures--are increasingly difficult to find. Unless the restoration looks like chewing gum, why no SOLD sign?
A sweet subject and a sharp mold on this figure—not the more common porridgy version, and it's a long time since I have even seen one of those. Yes, I photographed this figure for my book (book plug moment) and I have yet to see a better one. BTW, your zoom pictures are great. I love being able to see the gorgeous blue-tinted glaze here.
That this archer marked SALT is sitting unsold at the paltry price of GBP345 tells me something is wrong. Is a site update needed? I have a SALT archer and paid more than this for it. I wouldn’t part with it for GBP345! Mine has a pink dress, but, like yours, it is just so very Staffordshire and charming. No restoration, a maker’s mark, a low price. What more can buyers want?
Stephen Smith and I were debating the issue of collecting recently. He pointed out that older people collect and don't use the Internet--and most collectors are older. (I have officially reset my age to ensure eternal youth.) I know lots of older people wend their way to Bradford-on-Avon to enjoy your Exhibition over an extended period, and I expect they will wisely pounce on these figures. I wish I could be there too, but know that I am always with you in cyberspace:)