08-25-2016, 08:12 AM
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For the past few years, every tuesday I pass a market where I ignore the drugstore stand since shaverelated they only have Gillette-spray-cans and fusioncartridges. Last Tuesday for unknown reasons I did look, and found an old, brand new, unused Irish Moss shaving soap in original shaving mug in original packaging.
Produced in Western-Germany means itś from before 1991. The producer wore the name on the packaging until 1990, when they were renamed. This means this soap has been waiting for someone to find it since before 1990. The lack of barcode and the photography to me suggests it's even older, and the shavingmug is from a baroque ugliness I associate with the 1970's. That however is speculation, before 1990 is as close as I get with certainty, agewise.
The soap-puck measures, at its widest point, 6.5cm diameter and is 5.5cm high. Amazingly enough, after at least 26 years, the soap still has a pronounced smell. I love how crisp and distinct the logo is still visible in the puck. I also like the bilingual packaging: Irish Moss for the English speaking world, and the German Irisch Moos for Germany.

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 08-25-2016, 08:45 AM
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  • beamon
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  • Greenville, SC USA
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Nice catch! Are you going to use it?

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 08-25-2016, 08:51 AM
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I give you one dollar for it. Wink

Nice find!

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 08-25-2016, 09:24 AM
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Wow.  That's pretty awesome.  Great find.

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 08-25-2016, 10:00 AM
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Awesome find. Have fun using it!

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 08-25-2016, 11:23 AM
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Love Irisch Moos. Neat stuff, thanks for sharing.


~Royce

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 08-25-2016, 11:30 AM
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  • nikos.a
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  • Athens, Greece
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An amazing find, congrats!

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 08-25-2016, 01:07 PM
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Wow!!!

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 08-25-2016, 02:13 PM
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WOW, very cool find! Unobtanium and a dish!

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 08-25-2016, 04:06 PM
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  • ARGH
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  • Boston, MA
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Cool!!!!

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 08-25-2016, 04:17 PM
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I's love to have some of that Moos. And it has a dish.

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 08-25-2016, 05:19 PM
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  • Teddyboy
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Very, very cool.  Use it in good health.

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 08-25-2016, 05:46 PM
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Nice!

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 08-25-2016, 09:23 PM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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  • Cambridgeshire, UK (CONUS post address)
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Whoa!  Nice find.

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 08-26-2016, 05:22 AM
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  • TheMonk
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  • Porto, Portugal
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Fantastic find, congrats! I love the scent of Sir Irisch Moos.

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 08-27-2016, 10:31 PM
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(08-25-2016, 08:45 AM)beamon Wrote: Nice catch! Are you going to use it?

No, I'll look at it for a while and then probavly sell it to someone who is more into vintage soaps then I am.

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 08-28-2016, 12:59 AM
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  • Devilanche
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(08-27-2016, 10:31 PM)efsk Wrote:
(08-25-2016, 08:45 AM)beamon Wrote: Nice catch! Are you going to use it?

No, I'll look at it for a while and then probavly sell it to someone who is more into vintage soaps then I am.

Might be better to use it though. Those special occasion shave soap.

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 08-28-2016, 06:46 AM
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Wow, incredible find, maybe you found the last NOS ever. I've never seen a Moos dish before, it's very funky and cool. I hope you enjoy the soap or at least enjoy the money you'll make from the sale Smile.

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 09-02-2016, 03:54 PM
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Amazing!

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