06-21-2013, 08:51 AM
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There's a vintage Winchester shaving brush on eBay with one bid of $600.00! What don't I understand....?

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 06-23-2013, 04:16 AM
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Just a reminder, no links or references to live auctions.

Now that it's ended, comments are welcomed.

Here is the brush:

[Image: XmYikaH.jpg]

A single bidder met the opening price of $600 to secure what appears to be an authentic "Winchester" branded shaving brush.

I dare say a firearms enthusiast wanted this uncommon item. Perhaps he (or she) is also a wet shaving enthusiast too!

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 06-23-2013, 04:24 AM
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(06-23-2013, 04:16 AM)ben74 Wrote: Just a reminder, no links or references to live auctions.

Now that it's ended, comments are welcomed.

Here is the brush:

[Image: XmYikaH.jpg]

A single bidder met the opening price of $600 to secure what appears to be an authentic "Winchester" branded shaving brush.

I dare say a firearms enthusiast wanted this uncommon item. Perhaps he (or she) is also a wet shaving enthusiast too!


600 clams. Eeeeek

I wonder if the owner will get it reknoted ???

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 06-23-2013, 04:40 AM
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Definitely a candidate, but I imagine the bidder will be preoccupied with the hunt for a Winchester razor, rather than re-knotting...

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 06-23-2013, 04:41 AM
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For $600, it ought to shoot bullets!

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 06-23-2013, 04:57 AM
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I fear whatever pelt the re-knot emerges from will be riddled with bullets...

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 06-23-2013, 05:27 AM
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That's crazy. I have seen other Winchester branded items go for big bucks also. I still understand why, but to each his own.

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 06-23-2013, 05:39 AM
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Just a reminder, no links or references to live auctions.

Now that it's ended, comments are welcomed.



Sorry and thanks for pointing that out. Didn't know the rule (or might have once known it and consistently can't remember anything anyway!). Pardon the indiscretion.

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 06-23-2013, 05:51 AM
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(06-23-2013, 05:39 AM)Grande Wrote: Sorry and thanks for pointing that out. Didn't know the rule (or might have once known it and consistently can't remember anything anyway!). Pardon the indiscretion.

No problem, my remark was intended as a general reminder to all members and in no way meant as an individual reprimand.

EDIT: Rest assured Jonny, you are a good boy! Biggrin

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 06-23-2013, 09:09 AM
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if it's an antique then most of it's value is in the condition being original. So no, I wouldn't get it reknotted. But then I wouldn't have paid 6 yards for it either.

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 06-23-2013, 12:02 PM
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Definitely a Winchester collector.

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 06-23-2013, 01:03 PM
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(06-23-2013, 09:09 AM)Mouser Wrote: if it's an antique then most of it's value is in the condition being original. So no, I wouldn't get it reknotted. But then I wouldn't have paid 6 yards for it either.

That was why I made the statement, because if someone comes in with a reknot request that would truly be an interesting discussion.

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 06-23-2013, 02:32 PM
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(06-23-2013, 01:03 PM)GDCarrington Wrote:
(06-23-2013, 09:09 AM)Mouser Wrote: if it's an antique then most of it's value is in the condition being original. So no, I wouldn't get it reknotted. But then I wouldn't have paid 6 yards for it either.

That was why I made the statement, because if someone comes in with a reknot request that would truly be an interesting discussion.
Ha! Wink to say the least!

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 06-24-2013, 09:04 PM
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Winchester items have skyrocketed since they shut down all manufacturing in the U.S. They still brand Japanese made rifles in special collectors runs.

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 06-24-2013, 09:32 PM
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Ah, that somewhat explains the extreme interest, thanks! I guess that is really rather distressing news for American firearms enthusiasts...

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 06-25-2013, 09:08 PM
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Not really. Winchester really never sold that well. Their quality was really spotty the last 2 decades. The Model 70 is what a bolt action is supposed to look like.

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 06-25-2013, 11:28 PM
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Oh, ok. I cary a Glock almost everyday, but I'm just not that into firearms.

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 11-20-2013, 07:08 AM
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(06-23-2013, 04:16 AM)ben74 Wrote: Just a reminder, no links or references to live auctions.

Now that it's ended, comments are welcomed.

Here is the brush:

[Image: XmYikaH.jpg]

A single bidder met the opening price of $600 to secure what appears to be an authentic "Winchester" branded shaving brush.

I dare say a firearms enthusiast wanted this uncommon item. Perhaps he (or she) is also a wet shaving enthusiast too!

I have just listed a "Winchester" Shaving brush on ebay with a starting bid of $500.00. The bid was met within 2 hours. The brush is in great condition with the brissles still in firmly.

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 11-20-2013, 08:29 AM
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(11-20-2013, 07:08 AM)DEB Wrote:
(06-23-2013, 04:16 AM)ben74 Wrote: Just a reminder, no links or references to live auctions.

Now that it's ended, comments are welcomed.

Here is the brush:

[Image: XmYikaH.jpg]

A single bidder met the opening price of $600 to secure what appears to be an authentic "Winchester" branded shaving brush.

I dare say a firearms enthusiast wanted this uncommon item. Perhaps he (or she) is also a wet shaving enthusiast too!

I have just listed a "Winchester" Shaving brush on ebay with a starting bid of $500.00. The bid was met within 2 hours. The brush is in great condition with the brissles still in firmly.

I'm not trying to sell anything. I just wanted to let you know that Winchester shave brushes are real and are still out there.

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