It was mock offense, no harm done! That banner story is quite amazing, I am surprised that restoration/ preservation can be so expensive. Would you sell for a higher price or are you keeping? Do keep us updated, I'm getting hooked on American Pickers despite not knowing half of the significant older brands/ manufacturers. I just love old stuff!
Actually, I have a question for you.
Being based in the UK, is it more exciting for you to find American brands rather than your own local, say Savile Row bespoke? For me, finding American designer things (like say, Polo or vintage Tommy) is cool but it doesn't rattle the heartbeat. But if I find some Row stuff, that really gets me going. Is it the same for you?