These have been acquired by me since I stared painting about 17 years ago – some are beginning to lose varnish as they have been in the water so much ! Still they are OK to use and I always buy artists quality paint and paper and equipment. If you buy cheap you get cheap and then you have to battle with your tools.
My palette is now 18 years old. It is the business even now. It is a Frank Webb Palette – it keeps watercolor wet for days/weeks and I have had fab use out of it – I love it. You can get one at Cheap Joes.