I sure wish they display some restored Caves this year!
Many a year ago (1990's I think) a good friend (tool maker at the time - now the head of a major college high-energy physics lab) - restored a beautiful Cave 8-inch Classical Cass on a Cave mount. The results were fantastic. He offered it for sale - pickup at Stellafane. Two guys contacted him, saying they *really* wanted this scope - but did not have the money he wanted. He relented - and sold it to them for a significantly lower amount.
Two hours later the scope was sitting in front of the Pink Clubhouse with a new for sale sign on it - at a price much higher than my friend had originally asked. It sold in like 20 minutes. My friend said "Well, at least it's in the hands of someone who will use it, rather than sitting back in the basement were I found it, covered in dirt."
Edited by George N, 04 May 2019 - 12:12 PM.