09-24-2015, 05:00 PM
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  • Mouser
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  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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any ole chicken bones of knowledge y'all can roll my way would be greatly appreciated. Here are my three, They are fantastic. What can you tell me about them
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Any help with age, ingredients, price points, or  general provenance

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 09-25-2015, 02:03 AM
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  • Mouser
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  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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Nothing? I thought for sure someone here could add to what I know about them, which is nothing.

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 09-25-2015, 07:26 AM
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  • blzrfn
  • Butterscotch Bandit
  • Vancouver USA
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While I am an avid fan of vintage soaps, Yardley in particular, there isn't much information out there other than old advertisements which can be pulled up on a Google Books search.  I have a lot of vintage soaps and love the performance most of them provide, but back when these soaps were produced there wasn't much if any interest in ingredients, nor were there hobbyists obsessed with comparing various soaps with each other.  From my limited research Yardley was selling for about four-five times the price of the standard soaps (Colgate, Williams, Old Spice).

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 09-25-2015, 07:55 AM
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  • pc4406
  • Vintage Shearer
  • San Francisco
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See here for a Yardley timeline: http://www.yardleylondon.co.uk/media/our...meline.pdf

I have a bowl of the black labeled Yardley that appears to be like yours. It has the Royal Warrent of King George VI, Elizabeth's father. Yardley received this in 1949 and Elizabeth succeeded her father in 1952. The Royal Appointment to her was given in 1955. So I would place its manufacture somewhere in that time. Also, the "Y" line of products was introduced in 1951 under the Royal Appointment to George VI.

The soaps an excellent performer and every bit the equal of the best of British soaps that I have used.

Hope that helps some.

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 09-25-2015, 08:47 AM
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  • Nero
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  • le montagne
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The black lid is English Lavender. It is NOT their Black Label, confusing as that is.
The other with the Y is likely the same scent (English Lavender) but just a different marketing era.
I've had both (and others).

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 09-25-2015, 09:26 AM
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  • pc4406
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That is correct. I never meant to imply that it was Black Label. That is why the use of small "b" and small "l".

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 09-25-2015, 10:24 AM
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(09-25-2015, 09:26 AM)pc4406 Wrote: That is correct. I never meant to imply that it was Black Label. That is why the use of small "b" and small "l".

Smile just making sure.

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