Sales of telescopes from my collection have started this year, in order to reduce the numbers! Eventually some items will be sent to a museum display, and plans are moving forward with that too. From September 2018 until 2020 several selected telescopes were offered for sale on www.fleaglass.com, the website that provides a marketplace for all types of antique scientific instruments.
From adverts on Fleaglass and on Ebay (UK), telescopes have been despatched to collectors in Germany, Israel, Italy, Norway, Canada and the USA. As well as a couple in the UK, in exotic locations like Grimsby, Cheltenham and Lancaster, plus Edinburgh and Belfast! It is of particular satisfaction that some of the named telescopes have been returned to the families or descendants of the original owners, or makers! Other collectors have been able to find useful spares for their own repairs, from my stock of bits, as long as they can describe what is needed adequately for me to understand it!