Just a thought -- have you tried the California Blacksmiths
Association? It's a great group of people, and a lot of fun. During the
various events they usually have people selling various blacksmithing
You can find out more at http://www.calsmith.org .
If you're looking for a decent inexpensive anvil, you might try Harbor
Freight. They sell a 110 pound anvil that's good for the price (about
$95). It's a little soft, but great to learn on. It's certainly ugly,