08-15-2015, 07:15 PM
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Those who know me by now, know that I love Simpson brushes.  I don't care what shape they are in, if I like it I get it.  I added this two to my Simpson family.  They don't have the Chubby Wow factor, but they are pretty cool IMO.

I'll take better pictures once I get them, but for now.....Let me know what you think and if you have any insights please share them Biggrin

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 08-15-2015, 07:43 PM
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Great finds my friend. Sure look very interesting. Wonder when they were made?

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 08-15-2015, 07:47 PM
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  • Shaun
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eBay listing but it's ended, so I think it's ok to show? Correct me if I am wrong, but...is this getting crazy now?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/252055373933?...EBIDX%3AIT

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 08-15-2015, 07:50 PM
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(08-15-2015, 07:47 PM)Shaun Wrote: eBay listing but it's ended, so I think it's ok to show? Correct me if I am wrong, but...is this getting crazy now?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/252055373933?...EBIDX%3AIT

Shaun, I was blown away by that one.

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 08-15-2015, 07:58 PM
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(08-15-2015, 07:43 PM)1SOAP Wrote: Great finds my friend. Sure look very interesting. Wonder when they were made?

Thanks brother.  The only thing I know for sure is they were made in Somerset, so I have to do some research on that and maybe I can estimate the year.

I found this info at a different establishment,

Somerset Timeline: 

1941 - 1990: Based at Nimmer Mills, Nimmer, Nr. Chard, Somerset. 
-the business was owned and ran by the actual Simpson family 
1990 - 2008: Based in Ilminster, Somerset (about 5 miles from Nimmer). 
-the business was owned by David Carter/Francis Woodhouse (no Simpson family connections) 

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 08-15-2015, 07:59 PM
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Great finds Hector!!!

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 08-15-2015, 08:01 PM
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  • Agravic
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Very nice, Hector.

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 08-15-2015, 08:22 PM
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  • refles
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That's a beautiful score on the AS3M Hector , just traded mine away and am sorely missing it, it's a great comfortable shape, well done!

I forget the exact details, but it's supposed commemorate a Simpson milestone, it stands for "Alexander Simpson, 3 million ... (Something) ... dollars (gbp of course), units or something else as I know there's a AS2M brush that's slightly different look.


Couldn't believe the other brush went for that much, but it was unique shape...sort of snowman like and it was NOS!

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 08-15-2015, 08:23 PM
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Very nice, Hector. I know that I like mine.
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 08-15-2015, 08:27 PM
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Congratulations, Hector! Thumbsup

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 08-15-2015, 08:36 PM
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  • evnpar
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A very nice addition to your collection.

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 08-15-2015, 10:08 PM
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The butterscotch on the left appears to pre-date the Carter Era of Simpson, so most likely Simpson family made. The 58 looks to be an early David Carter era brush. They both look to be in great condition. Congrats!

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 08-16-2015, 12:05 AM
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Congratulations, nice finds Hector. Love the shape of the one on the left, looks like it would be a very comfortable handle to hold.

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 08-16-2015, 04:59 AM
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Two very good finds Hector. I especially like the AS3M. Love the butterscotch handle and I normally don't get too excited about butterscotch. Two nice finds for any Simpson collector.

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 08-16-2015, 05:33 AM
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Thanks for the kind words gents, and thanks for all the information.

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 08-16-2015, 11:13 AM
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Those are two great scores Hector.  I wish Simpson would bring back the AS3M.  I think it's one of their finest handles.

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 08-16-2015, 11:18 AM
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One of these times I hope to encounter a "Nano Scot".

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 08-16-2015, 11:35 AM
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You got me on that AS3M!  I gave up at 250

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