why not open a lava museum, I have a large collection also and it is mostly in the loft and in 2 garden sheds, its a real shame as I would love to put mine on display, ive been watching the shed of the year competition, and the thought of turning a garden shed into a museum dawned on me, unfortunately due to the lack of time and ill health it is only a dream,why don't you approach Cressida and see if she is interested in maybe having a museum at her factory,
I like your idea of a shed museum, I would need something in hunting lodge size I would guess but cant find one in the Argos catalogue...lol...I did send Mathmos the link for this topic but have heard nothing back, to be honest with the small business premises that they have now, they would need another unit to house this lot, unfortunately I don't really think Mathmos is really interested in it's Heritage, as was seen at the Expo 09, they don't have much and relied on collectors to furnish there displays and as for the 50th anniversary launch what should of been the real Expo all we got was another Limited Edition lamp at £100, Mathmos unfortunately is what it is, a business and no more, I shed a tear but that is the truth. If it was not for collectors like you and myself and all the many others on here that feel the need to buy buy buy, by now Mathmos would probably be no more, but we all have the Goo disease, the next lamp will come out and somehow we will find the money and buy it to add to our shelves, cupboards, lofts and in your case the good old garden shed.
The logistics of shipping this lot to the US would be insane...
If I were to buy the 'lot' , I would just move to the UK, buy all
the lamps and then house & property.
You have an awesome collection !
Don't feel bad about Mathmos and it's being "just a business". At least they still strive for quality lamps. Unfortunately LL does not. Just look under my "I'm done with Spencers post" and you'll see what I'm talking about. They are in it to win it but that's all.