10-14-2016, 07:44 PM
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  • Shaun
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Little to say except I have never seen such a pristine example of a vintage Yardley shaving soap (English lavender): still in box and cellophane. It dates from the time of George VI, coronated 1937, died 1952. It is certainly his crest on both box and bowl. The Royal Warrant was issued re GVI in 1949, so I'll date it then: 1949.  Anyway, as usual, I paid not a lot for it. Please don't hate me Smile

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 10-14-2016, 09:38 PM
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  • evnpar
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Fantastic. Congratulations.

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 10-15-2016, 04:35 AM
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Awsome find!

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 10-15-2016, 04:41 AM
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  • Sully
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Amazing score!

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 10-15-2016, 05:24 AM
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Congrats on the pickup, color me jealous! Never seen vintage yardley in that good of shape.

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 10-15-2016, 06:58 AM
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  • Barrylu
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My father used that soap and I am a Senior Citizen
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 10-15-2016, 07:06 AM
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  • chazt
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Wow, now that's a vintage beauty!

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 10-15-2016, 01:53 PM
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  • Shaun
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Thank you for the comments, chaps. I hear the Black Label is pretty good, too, but I have never seen one.
And Barrylu, I think I might save it for luxury use when I am myself a little bit more senior Smile 
I have another Yardley that I am currently using, and it dates to an even earlier time. It is good, I really must say. It's not lavender though. More a kind of cardamon spiciness. Lucky me, I guess Smile

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 10-15-2016, 02:15 PM
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Fantastic find!  Congrats!

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 10-15-2016, 04:20 PM
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Excellent find! Congrats!

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 10-15-2016, 08:35 PM
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  • ARGH
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Awesome!

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 10-15-2016, 09:29 PM
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  • Devilanche
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(10-14-2016, 07:44 PM)Shaun Wrote: Little to say except I have never seen such a pristine example of a vintage Yardley shaving soap (English lavender): still in box and cellophane. It dates from the time of George VI, coronated 1937, died 1952. It is certainly his crest on both box and bowl. The Royal Warrant was issued re GVI in 1949, so I'll date it then: 1949.  Anyway, as usual, I paid not a lot for it. Please don't hate me Smile

Nice. How much you paid for it ? I saw quite a few different version but I only saw one with the blue paper.

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 10-15-2016, 10:43 PM
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  • Shaun
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(10-15-2016, 09:29 PM)Devilanche Wrote:
(10-14-2016, 07:44 PM)Shaun Wrote: Little to say except I have never seen such a pristine example of a vintage Yardley shaving soap (English lavender): still in box and cellophane. It dates from the time of George VI, coronated 1937, died 1952. It is certainly his crest on both box and bowl. The Royal Warrant was issued re GVI in 1949, so I'll date it then: 1949.  Anyway, as usual, I paid not a lot for it. Please don't hate me Smile

Nice. How much you paid for it ? I saw quite a few different version but I only saw one with the blue paper.

I'll say but only because you asked. In US dollars, about $25, plus postage.

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 10-15-2016, 10:53 PM
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  • Devilanche
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(10-15-2016, 10:43 PM)Shaun Wrote:
(10-15-2016, 09:29 PM)Devilanche Wrote:
(10-14-2016, 07:44 PM)Shaun Wrote: Little to say except I have never seen such a pristine example of a vintage Yardley shaving soap (English lavender): still in box and cellophane. It dates from the time of George VI, coronated 1937, died 1952. It is certainly his crest on both box and bowl. The Royal Warrant was issued re GVI in 1949, so I'll date it then: 1949.  Anyway, as usual, I paid not a lot for it. Please don't hate me Smile

Nice. How much you paid for it ? I saw quite a few different version but I only saw one with the blue paper.

I'll say but only because you asked. In US dollars, about $25, plus postage.

Great deal. It definitely have a much higher chance to retain the scent.

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