Yesterday I received my Flowering Flacon from America. It is like everyone else's – back to front & has also been signed by Jay Strongwater – on the solid itself. Surely that must mean he has seen it ?
Regarding the Octopus – due to either bad design or faulty manufacture one of the stones was positioned so close to the hinge that it fell out. I went through at least 10-12 solids before I found one that was reasonably O.K. Most of the faulty ones were sent back I believe.
Oh the joy of collecting – particularly when it is very difficult to return goods to another country.
Karen <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />