You could easily fund a week or so in the UK by coming over with some carefully chosen LF gear and selling it. Remember that aside from the quite high postage on larger items we (UK/EU) often get charged Import duty & VAT on the item & the postage, which can add another 21% approx, soon to rise by another 2% in the UK.

I was lucky I paid no taxes on the 3 Speed/Crown Graphics or a Busch Pressman I've bought from the US. In fact apart from two 10x8 Agfa Ansco's which were large packages I've only paid duty/VAT on 2 smaller packages ot of well over 50, both were LF lenses.