02-28-2013, 10:35 AM
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There is an old butterscotch Simpson brush listed on eBay right now with a BIN price of $800.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-Bak...51a902e4f7

It was priced at $1000, but that was lowered this morning. But still, 800 bucks. Whew. (I'm not breaking any rules mentioning this, because it is not a live auction sale.)
It is a very interesting brush, however, with the "Best Badger" lampblack printing upside down so that it's read while the brush hangs in its holder and a handle design that I have never seen before. I'd welcome any information about it from someone in the know.

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 02-28-2013, 11:03 AM
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  • Johnny
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Just a tad out of my price range. Neat looking old Simpsons.

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 02-28-2013, 11:47 AM
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  • tgutc
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That is a neat brush and really weird with the stamp upside down. Cool stand too.

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 02-28-2013, 11:59 AM
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Ebay is always so proud of its vintage Simpsons! I've never seen that handle shape or an upside down label. That stamp w/ patent number on the stand is interesting. When I first saw this I wondered if it was authentic, but I don't have a real reason to think otherwise.

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 02-28-2013, 01:40 PM
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The GB Patent was finally assigned 8/31/1955 to Alexander Simpson

GB735868

735,868. Shaving brush holders. SIMPSON, A. March 2, 1953 [Feb. 28, 1952], No. 5306/52. Class 19. A shaving brush holder comprises a cylindrical body having a longitudinal slot therein sufficiently wide to permit the brush to be passed laterally into the holder, the upper part of the holder being screw-threaded to receive the brush stock. The lower part holds an absorbent pad which may be in contact with the bristles so as to draw the moisture therefrom. A similar or shorter slot may be provided on the opposite side to permit a freer circulation of air.

Link to original patent here

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 02-28-2013, 01:44 PM
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Thanks for the information, Dan.

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 02-28-2013, 02:21 PM
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  • ben74
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Similar to the extremely rare Simpsons Tourist from around 1925...

See here...

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 02-28-2013, 02:50 PM
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  • Shaun
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Yes; one says made in London; the other England. That should give us a clue.

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 02-28-2013, 08:38 PM
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  • Shaun
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ePay is so strange. If I go into the US site, I get a different search result than if I do on the Australian site. No changes re how I am searching; all settings the same. I guess some sellers simply make their items visible only to viewers from certain places, but no country's eB is the same it seems.

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 02-28-2013, 08:40 PM
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  • Teiste
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(02-28-2013, 02:50 PM)Shaun Wrote: Yes; one says made in London; the other England. That should give us a clue.

I wonder how much worth is the one "Made in London"...

I hope that Gary Young could stop by and bring us more info of these brushes.

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 03-01-2013, 05:00 PM
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Well, now the price is down to $600.

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 03-01-2013, 06:57 PM
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Wow! That is an expensive brush!

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 03-01-2013, 07:21 PM
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  • ben74
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(03-01-2013, 05:00 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Well, now the price is down to $600.

It's always been my experience that price on eBay goes up not down! Tongue

(02-28-2013, 08:38 PM)Shaun Wrote: ePay is so strange. If I go into the US site, I get a different search result than if I do on the Australian site. No changes re how I am searching; all settings the same. I guess some sellers simply make their items visible only to viewers from certain places, but no country's eB is the same it seems.

The location selection on the left hand side can have some impact on searching...

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 03-01-2013, 07:30 PM
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(03-01-2013, 07:21 PM)ben74 Wrote:
(03-01-2013, 05:00 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Well, now the price is down to $600.

It's always been my experience that price on eBay goes up not down! Tongue

I suspect the seller has gotten some comments about the price being out of line.

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 03-01-2013, 10:34 PM
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  • ben74
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And it still is IMO!

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 03-04-2013, 08:00 PM
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The price is down to $520.

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 03-04-2013, 08:15 PM
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  • ben74
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Still an expensive brush...

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 03-05-2013, 05:52 PM
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Keep your eyes on it. It's now $480.

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 03-07-2013, 05:30 PM
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  • ben74
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And still going

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 03-08-2013, 08:30 PM
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  • Shaun
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...still at $480 with two offers....

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