Steve, I just looked at the Vectis Auction catalogue, and as you mention - it is very obvious where your collection starts in the auction! An amazing array and I am sure it will do well and help you out at this difficult time.
I am sorry to hear of your separation. We haven't met in person but in conversation and podcasts you have always seemed like a very reasonable and likeable fellow. You're also physically fit and a handsome chap and so if that time comes to start dating again I am sure you'll be quite a catch! Do keep your chin up and remember that bright new beginnings often come disguised as painful endings.