12-17-2017, 09:16 PM
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Hello all,

It's been some time since I've made my own post. I'm usually a stalker of the brush forum, and the BST forum, and try to add in a comment where I think it would be helpful. This post is simply to share my Simpson brushes that I've collected over the years. I didn't want to drag it out over several photos, and did my best to put it all in one photo. Sometimes my energy is low and if I didn't just post it as-is, I might never get it up. While I love all the makers and their respective brushes, Simpson brushes hold a special place for me in my heart with the range of knot types and handles that can be had along with the engraving of a name with the handle. For me it is the full package, and I love the brushes whether in Pure, Best, 3-band Super, 2-band Super, Manchurian, or whatever else can come up. I hope the picture is enough to show the brushes mostly. I know some got blocked out of view a bit.

Top row L to R: Major Super, Captain 2 Best, Polo 8 Super, M7 Briarwood Manchurian (Ben74's old M7, absolute beauty!), Harvard 6 Best, Persian Jar 3 Best Pre-fix (maybe older), Persian Jar 3 Super Pre-fix, 58 Best, Tulip 4 Super, Tulip 3 Strawberry Swirl Manchurian

Second row down L to R: Key Hole 4 Best, Emperor 2 Super, Emperor 1 Super, Colonel X2L Best, M6 Manchurian, Milk Churn 2 Best, Chubby 3 Super Pre-fix, Chubby 3 Manchurian Candy Stripe, Chubby 2 Manchurian Amber, Chubby 2 2-band Silvertip in Black Marble, Chubby 2 2-band Silvertip (Same grade as 2-band Super)

Third row down L to R: Chubby 2 Super, Chubby 2 Best, Chubby 2 Synthetic, Chubby 1 Super, Beaufort 3 Pure, Special Best, Duke 3 Manchurian Walnut, Duke 2 Jubilee Manchurian, Duke 1 Best, Eagle 3 Pure, Commodore X2 (Likely 2-band)

Fourth row down L to R: Rover Best, P8 Best, Berkeley 46 Best, Classic 2 Best, Vintage Special Boar, Case Best

Last row: Wee Scot ivory Best with his Wee Scot Tortoiseshell Best brother

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 12-17-2017, 09:51 PM
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  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Impressive collection.

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 12-17-2017, 09:52 PM
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Congratulations on an impressive Simpson collection.

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 12-17-2017, 11:52 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Very regal-looking ensemble! 

So, which are your top 6, in terms of use? I know it's got to be difficult to answer. Wink

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 12-18-2017, 03:34 AM
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  • German
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  • USA
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Nice! Despite all the choices that exist today a Simpson brush is still something special. While Manchurian and Best grades have been hit and miss for me, their Super and 2 Band of old have been my best experience.

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 12-18-2017, 03:40 AM
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  • NJDJ
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  • New Jersey
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Wow!  Very nice collection.  I have the same question as Shaun: which are your favorites and why?

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 12-18-2017, 04:42 AM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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Joe, that’s a beautiful family photo. Thanks for sharing. Closeup, smaller group shots, although time consuming, would be a thing of beauty. And yeah, which ones do you love using the most?

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 12-18-2017, 05:11 AM
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Fantastic! You have quite the Simpson collection, thanks for sharing!

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 12-18-2017, 05:16 AM
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  • jar
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Very, very nice. But how did you get them to stay in their place and not put horns on the brush next to them?

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 12-18-2017, 06:55 AM
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Trying to answer which are my favorites can be quite hard indeed. lol

As of late I have been gravitating towards larger handles. I am well served in the Chubby department and don't need to look much farther than that really for a top 6. The Chubby 3 Super is a particular favorite. The handle shape is to die for, and the hair is super soft with just a touch of massage at the tips. Absolute perfection. All of the Chubby brushes in their respective grades are superb to me. I admit the Candy Stripe CH3 hasn't seen use yet, but from a brief feel of the tips on the face gives me strong reason to suspect it will become a fast favorite. 

The Emperors stand out as a preferred option for that day when I want a well-controlled knot that is soft and luxurious, and they're perfect for loading from a small C&S Travel dish. Knot size wise, The Berkeley and Case do this well also, but the Emperors get a plus for just a bit longer handle.

My Milk Churn 2 and Rover have exceptional knots too, and are a grade above what you normally get in Simpson Best. The handle shapes of these two in particular are favorites

The Eagle 3 is quite special with it's well-shaped fan knot, and provides a different flavor for those days when I want a bit of a scrubby brush, but not quite desiring the 2-band Super / Manchurian. I had one in best before, and it was soft like the Milk Churn and Rover, but had a bit of a tiny point in the middle.

Ben74's M7 is quite special to me, and I get a chuckle every time I see his name engraved on the brush and to think I have another fellow's old shaving brush, but for me it works. Superbly shaped knot, great handle, and honestly sums up my collection. The T4, PJ3 Super, Chubby 3 Super Pre-fix and M6 and P8 are all brushes I bought used, but there is no regret there whatsoever. They are superb examples of Simpson's workmanship I wouldn't have been able to acquire otherwise if I had been adverse to! This applies to several other great brushes I have too. I stopped to count how many of these brushes I have that I am not the original owner of and it totals 23. You might say I'm the badger adopter. Wink

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 12-18-2017, 07:00 AM
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Great collection Joe.  What a treat to see them all in one place.  Thanks for sharing!

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 12-18-2017, 07:00 AM
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(12-18-2017, 07:00 AM)wreck | fish Wrote: Great collection Joe.  What a treat to see them all in one place.  Thanks for sharing!

Thanks, Tom! I appreciate it!

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 12-18-2017, 08:16 AM
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Joe I love the photo.  takes a lot of effort to get something as special as your collection.  well done

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 12-18-2017, 08:40 AM
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Great photo and collection. Really like those PJ's.

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 12-18-2017, 08:41 AM
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Amazing collection. Thanks for sharing.


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 12-18-2017, 09:24 AM
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  • Johnny
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That is to much brush porn for these old eyes to behold.

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 12-18-2017, 09:50 AM
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  • blzrfn
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A very enviable collection indeed, well done sir.  Eeeeek

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 12-18-2017, 10:16 AM
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Wow!! That is a seriously impressive collection.. very nice Smile


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 12-18-2017, 01:24 PM
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Some fantastic Simpson brushes there on display.  I love the little Tortoiseshell Wee Scot.

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 12-18-2017, 05:55 PM
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(12-18-2017, 06:55 AM)kooshman7 Wrote: Trying to answer which are my favorites can be quite hard indeed. lol

As of late I have been gravitating towards larger handles. I am well served in the Chubby department and don't need to look much farther than that really for a top 6. The Chubby 3 Super is a particular favorite. The handle shape is to die for, and the hair is super soft with just a touch of massage at the tips. Absolute perfection. All of the Chubby brushes in their respective grades are superb to me. I admit the Candy Stripe CH3 hasn't seen use yet, but from a brief feel of the tips on the face gives me strong reason to suspect it will become a fast favorite. 

The Emperors stand out as a preferred option for that day when I want a well-controlled knot that is soft and luxurious, and they're perfect for loading from a small C&S Travel dish. Knot size wise, The Berkeley and Case do this well also, but the Emperors get a plus for just a bit longer handle.

My Milk Churn 2 and Rover have exceptional knots too, and are a grade above what you normally get in Simpson Best. The handle shapes of these two in particular are favorites

The Eagle 3 is quite special with it's well-shaped fan knot, and provides a different flavor for those days when I want a bit of a scrubby brush, but not quite desiring the 2-band Super / Manchurian. I had one in best before, and it was soft like the Milk Churn and Rover, but had a bit of a tiny point in the middle.

Ben74's M7 is quite special to me, and I get a chuckle every time I see his name engraved on the brush and to think I have another fellow's old shaving brush, but for me it works. Superbly shaped knot, great handle, and honestly sums up my collection. The T4, PJ3 Super, Chubby 3 Super Pre-fix and M6 and P8 are all brushes I bought used, but there is no regret there whatsoever. They are superb examples of Simpson's workmanship I wouldn't have been able to acquire otherwise if I had been adverse to! This applies to several other great brushes I have too. I stopped to count how many of these brushes I have that I am not the original owner of and it totals 23. You might say I'm the badger adopter. Wink


It’s like you’re running a badger rescue Smile

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