Yes, I was and am quite aware of the "immediate deletion without notice" statement in the forum rule. Of course, this rule is primarily aimed at those individuals who want a quick specific dollar appraisal in order to flip an item that they have just acquired, their interest monetary and not aesthetic.
I won't reiterate how my inquiry differs, I can't make it any plainer, other than mention my interest was in regards to the purchase of items, not in the selling. Unfortunately, aesthetics cost real money.
I am now aware of your sensitivity on the subject and so will make every effort so as to not trespass again. As far as the rational basis for this sensitivity in terms of its wide application and the curt deletion of my original post, well, we'll just have to agree to disagree. Take care.