Lion Figure, $25: "This figure is handmade in Africa from a Shell Oil can. Tin sculptures like this are found in many countries but this one is interesting to me given to Shell’s sordid history in the country. I recall years ago an NBA player protesting the companies exploits by refusing to sit in the team chairs as they had Shell logos on them. Impressively he stood for the whole game when he wasn’t on the court. I was conflicted about selling it but I had it for quite some time so it’s nice to pass it on."