08-01-2012, 02:03 PM
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I just purchased this set(scroll down to see them) of old shaving soaps and a mug on ebay for $32 shipped. Assuming the seller knew what they were talking about, did I happen to get a good deal?

My other question is, the seller claimed that all the soaps are tallow-based, but from what I understand, the Colgate mug soap isn't anymore? Is this something I need to contact the seller about?

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 08-01-2012, 02:46 PM
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I believe the average price for those vintage pucks is about $8-10 per puck. So looking at that alone I think you got a good deal.

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 08-01-2012, 02:49 PM
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did some quick googling (and there are threads on this forum about it) and the Colgate Cup soap is considered a treasure and the Colgate Mug not thought well of. Don't know about the Williams.

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 08-01-2012, 02:50 PM
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  • slantman
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Yes you got a fantastic deal. And with shipping included.

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 08-01-2012, 06:23 PM
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I agree about the Mug soap. I tried one and it was the pits. But I used it as I nomally use soap; load the brush then face lather. Use it directly out of the mug and it might work better. That is, lather it in the mug right on top of the puck. Go back to the mug to relather. When done, just let the mug dry, lather and all. Next time just repeat the process. If that doesn't work, nothing will IMO.

I don't think you got taken.

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 08-01-2012, 06:29 PM
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  • Craig
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  • Astoria, NYC
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The mug alone is worth $15! The Cup and Williams is worth $30 by itself. As for the mug soap, it makes a good enough shower soap Rolleyes

Fantastic score. What are the dimensions of the mug?

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 08-01-2012, 07:01 PM
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(08-01-2012, 06:29 PM)Craig Wrote: The mug alone is worth $15! The Cup and Williams is worth $30 by itself. As for the mug soap, it makes a good enough shower soap Rolleyes

Fantastic score. What are the dimensions of the mug?

I'm not sure on the mug dimensions, google was no help. Against my better judgement, I also just purchased two 8 packs of this soap from the seller as well.
[Image: Expensive_Soap.jpg]

Perhaps I can sell my own $10000 soap someday!

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 08-01-2012, 09:13 PM
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If that's the tonsorial colgate soap, you did good. It's a very good soap with slick lather. Least I think so.

Thanks, Hanzo!!

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 08-01-2012, 09:15 PM
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  • Craig
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That's still a good price for the Colgate barber soap. I agree with Randy, it's great stuff. You've hit the vintage soap jackpot.

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 08-01-2012, 09:27 PM
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Looks good and i hope you enjoy them.

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 08-02-2012, 02:43 AM
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This thread taught me some stuff. Saw vintage williams and colgate in a store the other day and will now go back with the proper pricing in mind.

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