TomVerlain wrote: like 100 year old gaiwans.
I would really be interested in seeing those, if posting a picture is something you'd consider.
I have 2 regular teapots - nothing fancy, the ingenuitea, a little yixing tepaot I found on ebay, and a couple of gaiwans I found on amazon a few year ago...
I use the gaiwans more than all of the other things combined, they're probably my favorite way to make tea. Seeing some old ones would be pretty cool.