12-07-2018, 03:21 PM
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  • Shaun
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This is on its way to me from the UK. More pictures when it arrives. Postage costs were exorbitant (courtesy of a certain "International Priority" arrangement...) but I picked it up at a very reasonable price (I think), considering it is unused. Lamp-black and decal fully intact.

It is a mint "Pre-Vulfix" Chubby 2 in Super Badger. I was told it was originally purchased in 1984 as a gift, then put way in a cupboard for the last 34 years (see further comment re dates below). It came out of a little UK town called Wotton-under-Edge, then sold to me through a charity that supports needy families. For that alone, I'd have paid more. The total cost to me, including postage and import taxes, was $220US. 

I realise there is some dispute regarding precise dating of Simpsons brushes: Carter, Illminster, Nimmer, Somerset, Vulfix, Pre-Vulfix, etc, etc, however, I am inclined to take the advice of the charity that this brush dates from when they say (1984). I do know, though, that Carter-era brushes emerged from 1990. I believe this to be a Carter-era brush. So go figure. Comments welcome. 

A couple of sneak preview pictures:

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 12-07-2018, 03:24 PM
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Lovely brush. I had it on my watch list and intended to bid, but got tied up and it passed me by.

Glad you got it and looking forward to hear how it performs.


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 12-07-2018, 05:30 PM
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Very nice. You plan to use it? Look fwd to the followup pics. Enjoy

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 12-07-2018, 08:26 PM
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(12-07-2018, 05:30 PM)lloydrm Wrote: Very nice. You plan to use it? Look fwd to the followup pics. Enjoy

Plan on using it? At the end of the day (well, actually first thing in the morning...) it’s a shaving brush. So, yep! For sure.

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 12-07-2018, 11:52 PM
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(12-07-2018, 08:26 PM)Shaun Wrote:
(12-07-2018, 05:30 PM)lloydrm Wrote: Very nice. You plan to use it? Look fwd to the followup pics. Enjoy

Plan on using it? At the end of the day (well, actually first thing in the morning...) it’s  a shaving brush. So, yep! For sure.

Oh thank gawd! I'd have to quit TSN if you chose not to use this beauty! In my opinion, the price sounds like a deal!

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 12-08-2018, 02:00 AM
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Stunning!!!  Exclamation  I think the end of the Carter era. I'm not 100% sure.

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 12-08-2018, 08:17 AM
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(12-08-2018, 02:00 AM)lu20vt Wrote: Stunning!!!  Exclamation  I think the end of the Carter era. I'm not 100% sure.

The beginning, according to my sources.

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