Hey Maz, if you're reading this, is that Amsterdam store called "A Space Oddity" by any chance? If it is, small world.
And this article is one of the reasons I'm really iffy about collecting vintage pieces. I'm too friggin' scared to break one as I don't know my own strength at times. And I have pretty strong hands to begin with
And the Browning... I'm shivering in horror. I literally feel your pain.
First it's Gold Plastic, now a certain type of blue plastic is starting to show problems. Creepy, but definitely worth investigating.