07-12-2016, 08:01 AM
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  • blzrfn
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  • Vancouver USA
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I thought for sure my days of buying new Rooney brushes had come to an end with production trickling down to a few Heritage brushes carried by a couple vendors. I stumbled upon a nice little NOS supply and had to pounce!


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L to R:
Rooney Heritage Alibaba 1
Rooney 3/1
Truefitt & Hill 3/2
Truefitt & Hill 1/3

All four are beautiful in their own right, but I am most excited about the Alibaba as I have been chasing one for years!

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 07-12-2016, 08:02 AM
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Nice score Dave. Beautiful brushes


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 07-12-2016, 08:22 AM
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  • kav
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My photo link broken. What is the status of Rooney? It was always one of the classics just beyond my income or knowledge.

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 07-12-2016, 08:27 AM
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  • ben74
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Wonderful find, congratulations!

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 07-12-2016, 09:46 AM
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  • refles
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WOW to that Alibaba 1 that is a huge score, but the other 3 are no lightweights either, compliments your excellent hunting skills! 

I admit, I say I'm content with my decently sized collection and then 2-3 more show up some time later, go figure   Blush

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 07-12-2016, 09:59 AM
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Beautiful brushes, I'm not a silvertip guy normally, but I would make an exception for these! Congrats!

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 07-12-2016, 10:16 AM
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Dave, I am not seeing the images.

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 07-12-2016, 10:18 AM
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  • Viking
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Very nice!

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 07-12-2016, 10:20 AM
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  • blzrfn
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(07-12-2016, 10:16 AM)celestino Wrote: Dave, I am not seeing the images.

I deleted and re-uploaded the pic to imgur, can you hear me now?  Oh.. wait

Thank you for the kind words gentlemen!

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 07-12-2016, 10:31 AM
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Wow!!! A Wonderful find, great effort


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 07-12-2016, 10:56 AM
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I can see them now. And, may I say, in the words of Dickens "Spirit, show me no more"! I would love a dedicated thread on Rooney; photos, availability etc. I did a search and they seem a little anachronistic with modern communications. My kind of people. I WOULD LOVE to someday
actually fulfill my Walter Mitty mental template of a ivory themed English shave set with a quality English brush.

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 07-12-2016, 02:46 PM
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Lovely brushes, Dave! That Coral Red is gorgeous! Thumbsup

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 07-12-2016, 04:08 PM
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Ahhh... Alibaba... I want an Alibaba 3 so much...

Edit:

I didn't even see you've been searching for an Alibaba for some time and basically just went in a daze randomly searching for Alibaba's for sale on the internet. Again. After having checked ebay just earlier before reading your post.  Blush  24

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 07-12-2016, 04:13 PM
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You don't see NOS Rooneys very often! Great haul!

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 07-12-2016, 04:25 PM
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I don't find myself all that impressed with much of what shows up on the shave brush thread these days, but Dave I'd be lying if I said I was anything less than green with envy!!  Well done my friend!  This is an unbelievable find, congratulations!  Rooneys are my personal favorites.

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 07-13-2016, 12:13 AM
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Beautiful find Dave ............ ( Enjoy )

Echo Nathan comments, big old Rooney fan.

Charles  U.K

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 07-13-2016, 09:23 AM
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  • blzrfn
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Thanks again gentlemen!

I have to admit to being pretty satisfied with the state of my collection.  There are some project brushes that I am getting rid of, but there really isn't anything that I feel is missing.  However, once in a while I run across something that I don't have or have had and want to try again.  I almost get tired of looking and inquiring and then I finally score, reinvigorating my drive and enthusiasm.

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 07-14-2016, 03:35 AM
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Nice work Dave! Really impressed with your score.

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 07-14-2016, 07:45 AM
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sweet addition to a master's collection.  well done

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