below are details of objects i wrote estimates for today. obviously, we get a huge variety of things through here. my favorite of this batch is the historical document (not a big surprise if you know me), which is very fragile and covered with brittle silk. it used to be a common treatment to adhere silk to both sides of documents with paste to stabilize them. i think this one was also dipped in wax before it was silked as well, so the reversal should be interesting. notice the signature.