02-03-2018, 09:59 AM
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Well, it turned out on closer inspection yesterday that one of the new brushes is actually a Morris & Forndran Emillion 3 Finest that the seller included.  So there were just 19 of the Rooneys.  He also tossed in a real horn Rooney Stubby 1 Super and a strange old wooden-handled Rooney boar brush.  If anyone can provide information about the boar one I would appreciate it.

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Two of my favorites among the new brushes are Emillions, one a tiger stripe.
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The other is a two-tone ivory and jade.
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I got three Style ones, a Size 1 and a couple Size 2.
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And a couple Style 2 Faux Horns.
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Three Style 3.
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Four Stubbies and a 3XL.
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Two Polos and a Beehive.
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And three Emillions.
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So here is a group picture of the new Finests together.
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Finally, a group picture of all 39 of my Rooney Finests.
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 02-03-2018, 10:51 AM
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What an epic collection. Congrats.

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 02-03-2018, 12:24 PM
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  • German
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That is probably the largest collection of Rooney Finest on earth!!!   Biggrin

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 02-03-2018, 12:51 PM
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Clap Truly amazing collection.

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 02-03-2018, 12:52 PM
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Remarkable!!!


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 02-03-2018, 08:16 PM
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I have written to Lee Sabini asking for information on the strange little boar brush, but I doubt that I will hear back from him.

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 02-03-2018, 09:27 PM
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I’m happy to see these go to a true collector who will appreciate them. I’ve seen the persistent WTB posts, and I’m glad it paid off.


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 02-04-2018, 12:51 PM
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The fellow who sold me the new Finests has told me that the brushes in this image are a Stubby 1, Stubby 2, Stubby 3, Stubby 3XL, and Stubby 3XXL.  The XL with two rings apparently was custom ordered.

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 02-04-2018, 02:38 PM
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Really pretty....

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 02-04-2018, 02:51 PM
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  • chazt
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Yowza, yowza! The score of the century.

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 02-04-2018, 06:21 PM
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  • TonyN
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Really sweet collection John!

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 02-05-2018, 08:36 PM
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magnifico John.  the old odd duck looks like a parts cleaning brush for auto engines though.

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 02-05-2018, 09:33 PM
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Gorgeous haul! They seem like wonderful additions to your Finest collection. Those yellow tips!

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 02-06-2018, 08:07 AM
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  • Johnny
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(02-02-2018, 05:30 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(02-02-2018, 05:17 PM)NJDJ Wrote: Where did you get them?

I had been posting a "Want to Buy" ad for them every month for the last couple years on some of the shaving forums, and another wet shaver who had seen my posts decided to unload his brushes, razors, and firearms, so he wrote to me and offered the brushes.  It's always worth posting an ad...

Have this gentleman send me a PM.

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 02-06-2018, 08:48 AM
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That is an extremely cool collection of very rare (now) brushes.

Have you been able to compare that old Rooney Finest hair against modern two-band silvertip from the German brands like Thater and Shavemac?

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 02-07-2018, 03:23 PM
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(02-06-2018, 08:48 AM)jarick Wrote: That is an extremely cool collection of very rare (now) brushes.

Have you been able to compare that old Rooney Finest hair against modern two-band silvertip from the German brands like Thater and Shavemac?


It would very interesting to hear this comparison as well as compared to other Rooney's labeled Super which have become my favorite badger brushes

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 02-07-2018, 03:44 PM
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Quite the haul John!

I finished arrangements today for delivery of a NOS Stubby 3 with a Finest knot tied and installed by Lee. A very kind gentleman came through for me in a big way!

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 02-22-2018, 08:32 PM
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bravo.   great catch.

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 02-23-2018, 08:04 PM
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  • Gabe
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Great score John.

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 03-27-2018, 11:38 PM
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  • Crag
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That Stubby 1's knot is amazing!  And that Style 1 in Faux Ebony is absolutely remarkable!

Beautiful collection!

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