12-22-2013, 06:35 PM
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I've decided to re-list one more time the unsold brushes I advertised recently. The prices have all been reduced significantly, and this is your chance to pick up some beautiful Somerset Simpson brushes for very low cost. It's too late to get them to you in the mail before Christmas, but if you buy now, at least you'll know that they're on the way. Prices, payable by PayPal, include CONUS shipping with tracking. I will not be responsible for shipping damage or loss, and if you wish to have insurance, it will cost extra. If you live outside the U.S., contact me about shipping cost. The only brushes that come with their original box are the H2 and KH2.

Berkeley 46
The Berkeley was a relatively inexpensive brush that was turned in only one fairly small size, but it has become fairly rare and highly desirable for collectors. It has a somewhat densely packed 20mm knot and a 40mm loft, and it has a slight light grey color tone, with the bands not clearly delineated, looking more like a Pure than a Best. The lampblack lettering is extraordinarily clear. This brush is especially good for face lathering. $100 $90 $80 SOLD

Harvard 2
Once called the "ultimate Ivy League brush," the Harvard is sort of a voluptuous Persian Jar, thicker and probably easier to grasp. Relatively densely packed, the Harvards are ideal for both face and bowl lathering. This small size has an 18mm knot and 44mm loft. It has classic Best colors and has hardly been used. This one has its original box. $75 SOLD

Harvard 3
I believe this brush may have been a prototype, because its "waist" is a little slimmer than the other Harvards, and its base is slightly thinner. The handle is actually the same size as my H2. The lettering has faded quite a bit. The knot is 19mm, and the loft is 45mm, and the overall hair coloration is slightly lighter than usual. $75 $65 (These have sold for $105-115) SOLD

Keyhole 1
The name of this legendary brush reflects its handle shape, relatively tall, simple, and easy to grasp, described as "redolent of the 1920s speakeasys." This smallest size has a 19mm knot and a loft of 43mm. It has the classic colors and has not been used much at all. It is good for either bowl or face lathering, like all the Keyholes. $60 $50(These have sold for $70 and up) SOLD

Keyhole 2
This small to medium size has a 20mm knot and a loft of 46mm. The brush has the classic Best colors but in relatively light shades. It also has not been used much. There are a few small spots of discoloration under the label and on the top back of the handle. The brush comes with its original box. $75 $65(These have sold for $85 and up) SOLD

Keyhole 4
The large Keyhole has a 24mm knot and a 50mm loft. The colors are in the classic pattern but have an overall slightly grey tone and a larger dark central band than most. There are a few tiny discoloration spots on the rear of the handle. $100 $90(These have sold for $100-125) SOLD

Special
This was Simpson's least expensive Best Badger brush. It has a relatively small but dense knot of 18mm and a loft of 42mm. The brush has the usual Best coloration pattern, but the color is relatively light. Small but mighty, this brush works well for both bowl and face lathering but is particularly good for the face lathering. The handle's lampblack lettering looks almost new. $50 (These have sold for $50-80) SOLD

Polo 14 Super
This is a huge, beautiful brush suitable for either face lathering or building lather in a large bowl or scuttle. The gorgeous Polo handle is well known. The knot has a great bloom and soft tips. Its diameter at the handle is 33mm, and its loft is 65mm. It has some of the best coloration of any of these brushes, with very white tips. This one is for the man who is serious about big brushes. $350 $330 $300 Withdrawn
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 12-29-2013, 04:18 PM
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 01-06-2014, 01:27 PM
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Prices reduced on remaining brushes.

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 01-06-2014, 03:07 PM
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The Somerset Simpson brushes to me are the "true" Simpson brush. Great prices here, great guy to deal with and the Polo 10 he sold me is SUPERB.

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 01-07-2014, 03:36 AM
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  • TheMonk
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I don't have any Somerset Simpson brush... Oh, if I hadn't just bought a couple of brushes! Sleepy
GLTWS, John!

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 01-17-2014, 12:55 PM
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Just a BUMP

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 01-18-2014, 10:35 PM
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Is the Berkeley still available?

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 01-18-2014, 10:48 PM
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(01-18-2014, 10:35 PM)dcbracher Wrote: Is the Berkeley still available?

Yes, the Berkeley, H3, and PL14 are still for sale.

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 01-22-2014, 07:19 PM
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The only ones left now are the Berkeley 46 and the PL14.

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 02-16-2014, 02:04 PM
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Final price reductions on the Berkeley 46 Best and Polo 14 Super.

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 02-16-2014, 02:07 PM
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Every time I look at that Polo I have to tell myself... It is TOO big, it is Super... you do not need that... Cool

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 02-16-2014, 02:48 PM
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(02-16-2014, 02:07 PM)German Wrote: Every time I look at that Polo I have to tell myself... It is TOO big, it is Super... you do not need that... Cool

+1 Biggrin

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 02-16-2014, 06:00 PM
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Someone really needs to jump on that polo 14. I paid $275 for my Polo 10 and I thought I got a decent deal, the 14 at $300? Insane crazy.

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 02-26-2014, 11:05 AM
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If I didn't already own a modern PL 14, I'd certainly be all over this in a flash.

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 02-26-2014, 12:41 PM
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All that's left is what is probably the best of the bunch, the PL14.

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 03-01-2014, 11:12 AM
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 03-07-2014, 12:58 PM
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 03-08-2014, 07:45 PM
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OK, the very last price decrease on the PL14, to $275.

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