Sorry, Casey, you are too late, I already purchased them. There were 23 bare plates in an old plate box, 6th plate size. Since I didn’t pay very much for the lot,and the plates are heavily tarnished (the views on them can barely be discerned), I will repolish them for my own use (silver plating is so expensive these days).
Actually, I was just kidding around. Only in my wildest dreams could I find such a treasure, and of course I would not proceed to destroy it. I am a little bit upset that you thought me capable of this… ok you are forgiven.
Ah, I’m glad you didn’t offer to swap the plates, Irv, you know that nothing good happened to the African magician in Aladin’s story. I must be mentally affected as well for making such bad jokes. Just this mysterious email from France about Girault de Prangey plates for sale really got me going.