07-24-2014, 06:10 AM
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  • Bsohne
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Hi everyone...

I bought this brush a while back, looks like it was never used...

i cant find anything on this one... any thoughts ?

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Thanks for looking..


Bill

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 07-24-2014, 07:04 AM
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  • TheMonk
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I have no idea, but the color is certainly beautiful, congrats!

BTW, has the brush been re-knotted? The hair looks in impeccable shape.

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 07-24-2014, 07:06 AM
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What a great find!

I disagree about the knot. The handle, sticker and box all indicate NOS to me at least. The knot does look brand new, but so does the entire package. I don't think that brush has ever seen water.

Also, the yellowing of the tips indicate an earlier Simpson knot with natural ageing.

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 07-24-2014, 09:00 AM
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  • Rob W
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Beautiful brush, congratulations great find.

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 07-24-2014, 10:04 AM
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  • Bsohne
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Hi everyone

Thanks. , it appears NOS to me as well ...

It's cool but kind of sad too that it won't be used , Atlest by me

Bill

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 07-24-2014, 12:36 PM
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  • Gago
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Jesus friggin' Christ, what a find! Smile

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 07-24-2014, 03:12 PM
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  • Shaun
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I would say the brush was made was to commemorate the restoration of Yorkminster in 1972. I'd put money on it. The shape of the handle is reminiscent of one of the West Front 'towers'. If you have never visited Yorkminster, you really must. It's a wonder of Gothic architecture, sublime both in inspiration and execution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_Minste...erWest.jpg

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 07-24-2014, 06:15 PM
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  • ben74
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I've seen another similar York Minister brush...

[Image: KIMYwdu.jpg]

It appears to be Bakelite and Catalin.

Along with advertising from a 1936 Simpson's catalogue...

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And a member here also has one...

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See here for more of his collection.

As for your bush, it's made of Catalin and appears to be NOS.

As for date, it is post 1941. I'm guessing it was made in the 40's or 50's.

If the decal reads "Made in London" then the brush is 1930's.

If the decal reads "Made in England" then the brush is made after 1941.

The 60's provided another unusual (and largely unpopular at the time) chequer design brush...

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The shape does remind me of York Minister, but more so the interior (as opposed to exterior)...

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 07-24-2014, 07:44 PM
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  • Bsohne
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very cool ben

thanks

bill

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 07-24-2014, 08:14 PM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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Very cool to see this Simpson in such special condition! Great write up Ben, than you for the info and link to amazing classic butterscotch SimpsonsAngelAngelAngel

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 07-24-2014, 08:15 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
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WowEeeeek! Super cool. A rare find, Congratulations. Thank you for sharing.

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 07-25-2014, 05:10 AM
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  • refles
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That is a beautiful example of a nos Simpson! It's amazing to see all these unique shapes that have long been out of production. Congratulations on a great acquisition!

Great detective work Ben, truly informative!

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 07-25-2014, 10:01 AM
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  • Gago
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Wow, great info, Ben!

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 07-29-2014, 09:19 AM
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Wow I gotta find me one of these. I saw one online from strawbridges Philadelphia which was cool

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 07-29-2014, 09:48 AM
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  • Bsohne
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Hi

Any photos ?

Best

Bill
(07-29-2014, 09:19 AM)hOo Wrote: Wow I gotta find me one of these. I saw one online from strawbridges Philadelphia which was cool

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 07-30-2014, 11:41 AM
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Why can no one get butterscotch to look like that anymore? Everything I see now is way too bright and many (like Vie-Long) just look orange to me.

This I'd love to have in my collection, never seen anything quite like it available for sale. Great find!!!!!!!!

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 07-30-2014, 11:43 AM
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While I am not from Philly, I think Strawbridge's closed down a number of years ago. Macy's now or one of the other gigantic chains bought them out.

(07-29-2014, 09:48 AM)Bsohne Wrote: Hi

Any photos ?

Best

Bill
(07-29-2014, 09:19 AM)hOo Wrote: Wow I gotta find me one of these. I saw one online from strawbridges Philadelphia which was cool

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 07-30-2014, 02:11 PM
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  • Shanman
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(07-30-2014, 11:41 AM)wingdo Wrote: Why can no one get butterscotch to look like that anymore?

Closest mimic I've seen was the B&B LE Kent did. Never seen it even close since then.

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 07-30-2014, 03:41 PM
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  • Bsohne
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we need to find more of these !!!!

augh , it hurts to look at my brush and not use it !!

bill

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 07-30-2014, 03:53 PM
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Good lord man, use it already.

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