11-28-2016, 09:41 AM
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Which items are considered worth collecting nowadays?

It can be any shaving related item, vintage or modern, from blades and razors to brushes, soaps and lotions.

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 11-28-2016, 10:06 AM
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Friends

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 11-28-2016, 10:41 AM
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Yeah, ok.

Friends are living beings and not items. Dodgy

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 11-28-2016, 10:44 AM
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@kav: best answer ever!


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 11-28-2016, 11:25 AM
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I guess that depends on how cynical you are Nick Wink

While I don't know what sort of items it makes economical sense to collect, but I like to collect things that gives me pleasure either to look at or use. When it comes to shaving related items it seems to be mostly soaps these days.

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 11-28-2016, 11:28 AM
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stubborn, thick skulled greeks- go have some spanikopita and LOTS of OUZO A6 oompa I will teach you to dance

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 11-28-2016, 11:28 AM
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For me it's how long can the item last...as such: razors > brushes > soaps. This is a generalization of course, but that's my overall thought process...

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 11-28-2016, 11:40 AM
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(11-28-2016, 11:25 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: I guess that depends on how cynical you are Nick Wink

While I don't know what sort of items it makes economical sense to collect, but I like to collect things that gives me pleasure either to look at or use. When it comes to shaving related items it seems to be mostly soaps these days.

That's true, Hans! My brother loves dogs and insists that his best friend is his dog. I can't blame him, it's a lovely German shepherd!


There was a period that I was collecting vintage blades. One day I thought that it would be a nice idea to try a few. I didn't like them that much and offered them to fellow shavers. I much prefer some modern ones to the vintages I've tried.

Then I used to collect SE razors but a little more than a month ago I tried the Asulym and this searching journey ended.

I know that many gentlemen collect soaps and especially some vintage ones, like Yardleys. I would like to hear their thoughts about it. Do they believe that currently available soaps don't fill the gap or they like collecting them?

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 11-28-2016, 11:45 AM
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(11-28-2016, 11:28 AM)kav Wrote: stubborn, thick skulled greeks- go have some spanikopita and LOTS of OUZO A6 oompa I will teach you to dance

LOL

We are not stubborn, we are pragmatists! Biggrin




By the way, I prefer tsipouro to ouzo. Ouzo has anise and I don't prefer it.

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 11-28-2016, 12:00 PM
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Collecting implies 'looking back' and we all know how that worked out with 'Lord Elgin's' marbles. I try to look forward, not speculating on scalping I Coloniali pucks but insuring a secure supply for my own pleasure. We've all expereienced, or will a product's total demise ( I Coloniali)  or worse reformulation into some insult. I
recently finished off a vintage Guerlaine Imperial flask. I've used the contemporary version, liked it but realise it  mere whisper of  former glory. So GI  is gone like a fine vintage wine with only my memory tasting it. Wine is to drink, not collect for some stranger's future pleasure. I'm not  storage facility. So it's blades, soap and cologne. My goal is enough for my 100 birthday. A gypsy fortold I would be shot by a jealous husband on that day. I want to look and smell good.

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 11-28-2016, 12:06 PM
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(11-28-2016, 12:00 PM)kav Wrote: My goal is enough for my 100 birthday. A gypsy fortold I would be shot by a jealous husband on that day. I want to look and smell good.


Laughing1 Glad to see you again Kav!  Hope your sabbatical was refreshing sir.

Last year's run of Simpsons Manchurian for me.  Expensive but the best hair I've come across personally

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 11-28-2016, 04:35 PM
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I used to collect but if I were to do so again I would collect the following-

Rooney heritage and finest brushes
Simpson Somerset two band brushes
Early Morris & Forndran brushes
NOS straight razors
Bobs razor works handles

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 11-29-2016, 04:04 PM
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(11-28-2016, 10:41 AM)nikos.a Wrote: Yeah, ok.

Friends are living beings and not items. Dodgy

Oh.

So uhh.. I should probably let mine out of the basement...  Facepalm






OT: I like collecting soaps. Lol. I don't know why, maybe because they are cheaper and easier to purchase one from time to time.

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 11-29-2016, 04:09 PM
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If you do, ship your shaving kit to me before Gloria Steinhem, Doctor Phil and SWAT show up.

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 11-29-2016, 04:20 PM
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^ Lol. I think you may even have a better kit than I do!

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 11-30-2016, 10:45 PM
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I feel like collections of any sort (art, coin, stamp, razors, etc.) should consist of items that appeal to you.

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 11-30-2016, 11:47 PM
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I used to collect watches, and then my interest when to perfumes to razors and brushes. I'm pretty happy where I am with both my razors and brushes, perhaps an odd purchase here and there when something strikes my fancy.

I find myself mostly looking for new soaps and aftershaves to try these days; seeing them in my small cabinet makes me smile. The variety, story and history behind some of these products are fascinating to me.

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 12-02-2016, 09:37 AM
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I'm torn as to whether I'm a collector or an accumulator: I have +100 vintage and modern fountain pens, 36 shaving brushes, 5 high-end watches and a dozen Williamsburg and Mount Vernon sand cast reproduction brass candlesticks (made in the USA by the now defunct Virginia Metalcrafters).  Each collection/accumulation gives me great satisfaction.

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