|This image from ebay auction 271090064838 looks ominous. I've seen worse. The often seen polished keys perched merrily on top of a beautiful machine on etsy are a bit much.|
In all honesty, this is not a fabulous or particularly rare machine. However, I've seen plenty of uncommon machines meet the same fate.
The photo below is from another ebay auction that I didn't bother to credit. This pretty well sums up the supply and demand aspect of key chopping.