06-18-2012, 08:42 PM
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 06-18-2012, 08:49 PM
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  • Tonality
  • Attempted Soap Sabbatical
  • Boston
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Wow, I've read of their praises, but that's just ridiculous. eBay has been getting nuts.

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 06-18-2012, 08:50 PM
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  • uncledave
  • Returned to DE Shaving After 40 years
  • Kentucky, USA
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(06-18-2012, 08:42 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: $799 for a Rooney in Finest.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/32mm-Rooney-Fine...1c2848c7d5

10 to 1 this guy sells violins on the side. They're often as overpriced as this brush!

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 06-18-2012, 09:50 PM
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Holy jumpin' jupiter, silly little mouse. Did i just see that correctly?!

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 06-19-2012, 04:08 AM
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Just a little more than I want to spend on a brush


That costs as much as all my other brushes combined!

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 06-19-2012, 04:23 AM
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  • Persius
  • On the learning curve
  • Reading, England
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That's a typo, surely.

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 06-19-2012, 04:46 AM
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The world is full of crazy people... Confused

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 06-19-2012, 04:58 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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"Up for purchase is a custom made Rooney shaving brush using their Finest badger hair. It was special made for a notable collector, and has been very gently used.

The specifications of the brush are

Approximately 32mm knot diameter
Approximately 57mm loft
Approximately 60mm tall handle

The handle resin has a bit of a wavy pattern to it, imitating horn or the like. Being a custom made brush in a size much larger than their normal production brushes, there is no box."

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 06-19-2012, 05:23 AM
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  • Dave
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Wow....just wow

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 06-19-2012, 05:30 AM
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  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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Quote:It was special made for a notable collector, and has been very gently used.

Ben74????

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 06-19-2012, 05:40 AM
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  • ben74
  • Administrator
  • Perth, Australia
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(06-19-2012, 05:30 AM)Songwind Wrote:
Quote:It was special made for a notable collector, and has been very gently used.

Ben74????

Are you kidding! Huh

You've seen the prices I've sold my Finest for... You could get at least 2 or 3 of mine for that price!

And I've posted all my Finest on this site previously and clearly that brush was NOT among them.

Besides, last time I checked I was residing in the southern hemisphere... Huh

I believe I've seen the brush before (or at least a very similar one) so its possible I may know who the owner is or was, but I'm not about to toss names about and embarrass anyone needlessly...

IMO that is certainly a lot to be asking for the brush and not what I'd be prepared to pay (or ask) for it myself. It will be interesting to see if it sells.

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 06-19-2012, 05:42 AM
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  • Songwind
  • Soap Slinger & Scuttle Pusher
  • Burnsville, MN
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I just figured if I knew of anyone who was a "notable collector" it would be you. Smile

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 06-19-2012, 06:03 AM
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  • greyhawk
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  • Southern California
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(06-19-2012, 04:58 AM)Johnny Wrote: Alright, which one of you lives in La Jolla, CA?

Mitt Romney has a house there.

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 06-19-2012, 06:04 AM
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  • ben74
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(06-19-2012, 05:42 AM)Songwind Wrote: I just figured if I knew of anyone who was a "notable collector" it would be you. Smile

I guess it's known that I collect brushes...

It's obviously not known that I consider myself to be sensible, realistic and fair...

I would NOT describe the pricing of that brush with any of those words (sensible, realistic or fair).

That said, sellers have a right to name a price and buyers have the right not to buy...

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 06-19-2012, 06:53 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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There are several Simpsons and Rooney collectors on this forum, some participate more than others. If I ever win the lottery, I will go visit each of them, right after I book my flight to Portugal.Smile

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 06-19-2012, 06:59 AM
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  • Dave
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(06-19-2012, 06:53 AM)Johnny Wrote: There are several Simpsons and Rooney collectors on this forum, some participate more than others. If I ever win the lottery, I will go visit each of them, right after I book my flight to Portugal.Smile

Heck you should just buy Semogue in that case

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 06-19-2012, 07:44 AM
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  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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(06-19-2012, 06:59 AM)Dave Wrote:
(06-19-2012, 06:53 AM)Johnny Wrote: There are several Simpsons and Rooney collectors on this forum, some participate more than others. If I ever win the lottery, I will go visit each of them, right after I book my flight to Portugal.Smile

Heck you should just buy Semogue in that case

Or just hire them to make a limited edition w/ a handle that looks like a bottle of blue Floid, complete with stopper and actual aftershave. Smile

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 06-19-2012, 08:31 AM
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  • hon
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 06-19-2012, 09:22 AM
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  • drP
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It was mine, i sold it last year...but not for $700,-.....
It's the same as the one on B&B...
Got just the same but as an M&F two band 32 mm which is as good if not better than this Rooney, but for nearly 1/6 of its price...

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 06-19-2012, 09:32 AM
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I guess you're just not a "notable collector" after all, Peter....

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