When I asked him if he would be willing to purchase it for me and send it to me, he instead offered to gift it to me as a replacement for the postcard he had been wanting to send for a long time :-) A few days later an awesome package arrived.
@Chris: Thanks again so much! I'm in love with this wonderful @ and it always will have a special place on my desk :-) !!!
And here we go with some unboxing pictures:
Isn't it beautiful :-) ?