05-13-2021, 08:18 PM
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  • Shaun
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With great pleasure, I share with Nook members the following sales price catalogue from Simpson's, 1968.

Picture heavy. I will leave the discussion for later. of particular interest is the "Golf Ball" (aka "Pineapple") and some of the bristle brushes.

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 05-13-2021, 10:35 PM
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Wow!

Shaun what a cracking find, a true piece of shaving history you have there.  1968 is my birth year too so makes it more special to me as a Simpson lover and I own a few of those brushes too. Amazing and great to see!

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 05-13-2021, 10:48 PM
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(05-13-2021, 10:35 PM)DJ-SteveD Wrote: Wow!

Shaun what a cracking find, a true piece of shaving history you have there.  1968 is my birth year too so makes it more special to me as a Simpson lover and I own a few of those brushes too. Amazing and great to see!

Some interesting examples amongst them. PK? I figure it must mean “Pure [badger] Keyhole”. 

Also note the existence of brushes BIGGER than the Chubby! 

As well... nothing called “Major” (but “Rev” for reverse) or Commodore, or Colonel. 

Two sizes of Wee Scott.

Many other interesting examples... some which has changed my understanding and knowledge of what was produced in the halcyon days. 

Hopefully some day we may come across even earlier price lists!

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 05-14-2021, 01:57 AM
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Really interesting, Shaun. Thank you for sharing.

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 05-14-2021, 04:19 AM
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Neat post!

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 05-14-2021, 04:24 AM
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In a quite astonishing coincidence, my brother Adam contacted me to tell me he was negotiating the purchase of a butterscotch bristles brush ... which he  only shortly afterwards identified from this catalogue as the H3. 

Amazing that this all happened on the same day! 

I’ll see if I can get pictures.

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 05-14-2021, 04:28 AM
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 05-14-2021, 04:53 AM
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Great find, Shaun.  It's interesting that it's a wholesale catalog, and that one has the option of getting ivory brushes.

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 05-14-2021, 07:24 AM
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Thank you for sharing  Babeando

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 05-14-2021, 01:59 PM
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  • Shaun
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Pleasure. 

Some notes: I note the Case Brushes come in an interesting range: Best, Pure, Special; 1 and 2. I always thought there was just one size, perhaps with the option of Pure or Best. 

Note also there is more than one "Special"; one as a Case, and the other (in Best or Pure) next to the Wee Scots. And in that line... an 88. Is that the same as the "Eagle"? 

Also note the price discrepancies between the various Case brushes, for example, the relatively expensive Case No.1. I am wondering if the 1 and the 2 are actually the precursors to the Classic 1 and 2?

Other things to note is the absence of today's titles: Colonel, Commodore, Beaufort; instead we have the X series (for Colonel and Commodore) and B (for Beaufort). Yet we do have Duke, Scot...

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 05-14-2021, 06:05 PM
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(05-14-2021, 04:24 AM)Shaun Wrote: In a quite astonishing coincidence, my brother Adam contacted me to tell me he was negotiating the purchase of a butterscotch bristles brush ... which he  only shortly afterwards identified from this catalogue as the H3. 

Amazing that this all happened on the same day! 

I’ll see if I can get pictures.

Hi Shaun

An excellent bit of digging to bring this catalogue to light. 

And, yes, quite a coincidence that I found the H3 which will be in my hands in a few weeks with a bit of luck. I doubt that the H3 would have been identified as a Simpson without your detective work.

Adam

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 05-14-2021, 06:29 PM
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Shaun, this is another great find! Thanks for sharing with us. I especially like the Extra Thick models. Never saw one of those. It would make an outrageous LE. Probably way out of my price range though.

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 05-16-2021, 01:28 AM
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(05-14-2021, 06:29 PM)chazt Wrote: Shaun, this is another great find! Thanks for sharing with us. I especially like the Extra Thick models. Never saw one of those. It would make an outrageous LE. Probably way out of my price range though.

Indeed. Having said that, the Nimmer Chubby range I find to be a better brush in terms of yield than the more recent version, but a brush with a denser loft than a Chubby 3, even from then (60s) I find hard to comprehend. Status symbol? One will turn up one day, doubtless... but a modern day LE? I find my modern Chubby 2 far too dense as it is.

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 05-17-2021, 08:35 AM
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(05-14-2021, 06:29 PM)chazt Wrote: Shaun, this is another great find! Thanks for sharing with us. I especially like the Extra Thick models. Never saw one of those. It would make an outrageous LE. Probably way out of my price range though.

Those caught my eyes too!

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 05-20-2021, 04:25 PM
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(05-17-2021, 08:35 AM)wimbouman Wrote:
(05-14-2021, 06:29 PM)chazt Wrote: Shaun, this is another great find! Thanks for sharing with us. I especially like the Extra Thick models. Never saw one of those. It would make an outrageous LE. Probably way out of my price range though.

Those caught my eyes too!

Well, when you find one, do let me know! Wink

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