If I have learned anything with my many Vintage Views interviews, it's to buy it when you see it or you're going to regret it for a long while. It's a lesson in mid-century furniture hunting that perfectly translates into mid-century modern art toy buying.
So when a dark sapele matte wood grain qee came up on ebay today (a search that I've been following for years without a single hit), I bought it within minutes.
As quick as I was, there were already two watchers on the item. Perhaps they'll learn to buy it when they see it in the future.