We thought for a while that the prices were going down on our collection and were disturbed about it. <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ />
After watching Ebay and the other places the solids are sold we now know that anytime a really rare or desired solid comes up for sale that there are plenty of collectors ready to pay good (and frequently record) prices to aquire them.
Also, we continually see new names bidding and are encouraged about the growth of collecting. <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />
Our full collection now allows us to display solids in themes. (Circus,
Vegas, Fruits, etc.) Like all of you we derive a lot of pleasure in admiring the workmanship and wonderful design talent evident in our small treasures. So many different phenominal people are involved in the production that we are continually amazed when we get a new compact.
The older ones have all of the great qualities that we love so just think of how many years that a host of craftsmen have put into our collections (and we can't wait to see what will come in the years to come). <img src='style_emoticons//wub.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wub.gif’ />
Our dearest wish is for a new book for the Estee solids after 2002. It would help all of us and spur a new growth in the market. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />