Hi, Yesterday I received a Svea No.105 which I had almost given up hope of ever receiving. The package was postmarked 19 Oct, and had been hung-up in the Royal Mail system for 35 days, presumably as a result of the strike action by some employees. I should say that the stove only had to travel from Kent,in the South of England, to the North of Scotland, a distance of around 700 miles. As some of you will know I have a particular fondness for Svea stoves, and I was keen to acquire another No.105. Today I had some time to play with my new stove. Here are some photos I took this morning: The 105 would originally have been fitted with a silent burner, its sister stove the Svea 106 had the roarer burner. I was going to change it back to a silent burner stove but it performs so well I might just leave it. I had been in correspondence with the seller, regarding the delay, but had not yet asked for a refund as he seemed a really genuine and nice person. I asked him earlier today about the background to a stove which had obviously been well looked after. Here is his reply: "I cannot now recall whether the stove was new or secondhand when I bought it round about 1957. In that year I started competing in motorcycle trials and scrambles and I have vivid memories of warming up cans of soup in the back of my van after a hard days riding, often in pouring rain. I am very pleased to hear the stove will join others in your collection". So there you have it...a stove with experience, which if only it could talk, would be able to tell me where it spent the past 35 days! Best Regards, Kerophile.