i guess technically it was an estate sale find. i was making my second lap through a bummer of an estate sale when i saw this box in the kitchen next to the fridge. they had 20 bucks on it. i thought it couldn't possibly be complete, but at that price i had to take a chance. i'd been looking for an aluminum tree for years but never found one for less than 150 dollars. it was the last day of the sale, but the lady was trying to drive a hard bargain and told me she wouldn't take less than 20. i was happy to give her 20.