The Haul: August 13th - August 19th, 2012

Discussion in 'Show and tell' started by macaronus, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

    So, what did the cat drag in this week?
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  2. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

    Good of you to ask!
    This is what I got yesterday (thanks, Phil!):

  3. ella

    ella Member

    My shave brush arrived yesterday! It's an H.I.S. synthetic with black handle.
    Very soft and a good size for lathering my legs. My first and only brush so I have no real point of comparison aside from the horribly prickly snth. brushes at the local soap store. I decided it will live in my medicine cabinet so stuck velcro to the base of the brush and top of the cabinet and voila! It's upside down to dry. I also crocheted a little string so it can hang from the shower caddy.
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  4. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

  5. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    DSC01431.JPG One fabulous Haul today!

    3x Lea Menthol sc tubes

    Plus something very, very antique:

    1x Claus Porto shaving soap powder

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  6. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    I received this LE TSN 2012 Bill Bowl from Julie of Dirty Bird Pottery in yesterday's mail! :)

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  7. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

    Smart thinking! :happy088:
  8. ella

    ella Member

    Thanks :) I keep the rest of my shave stuff in there, and the brush fit just right. The shower string is so it doesn't fall...hopefully.
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  9. alpla444

    alpla444 That's sweet!

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    I managed to pick this up at the weekend (in the wild and only 50p!!!!!)
  10. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me

    Today I went antiquing in celebration of completing an exam. I found this Aristocrat Jr! It can still use a bit of cleaning and it isn't perfect, but it is still an Aristocrat Jr! :)



  11. DLP

    DLP Well-Known Member

    My haul this week is a LE TSN 2012 Bill Bowl from Julie of Dirty Bird Pottery and a Semogue TSN LE 2012 Brush


  12. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master

    A few odd-ball pieces for my Gillette collection...

    1972 solid stainless steel letter opener, 9.5 inches long, 1/4 inch thick at its thickest part in the handle, 5 ounces in weight. The hallmark on it is AS Stainless Japan. Couldn't find any information on which company that hallmark belongs to.:

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    Some Parker and Papermate writing pens (Gillette owned both companies at one time):

    1992 (purple) and 2005 (chrome) Parker Insignia models with logo on the clip:


    1996 Parker Frontier model with logo on the side and on the plunger:


    1990s Papermate Epic model with logo on the side:
  13. SharpSpine

    SharpSpine Well-Known Member

    The amazing "The Shave Nook" LE 2012 Semogue brush. It's 50% finest badger and 50% boar (90% tops).




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  14. gregindallas

    gregindallas Rolls Razor Revivalist

    Interesting factoid:
    Pen companies were often acquired by companies in other industries because of their patients. Way back in the day, I worked for Texas Instruments when they vigorously went after Cross Pens because of their clad metal patents. After the acquisition, there was a period when we got very nice Cross Pen sets for showing up on time. :D I don't even want to talk about what TI made me do to my Extreme High Reliability Lab when they bought Herman Miller Furniture.:angry032:
  15. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master

    This beautiful late 1930s British Gillette No. 2 Aristocrat Silver de Luxe Traveller set arrived to me today, thanks to Mike (macaronus) in the Netherlands who came across a chap selling it and handled the transaction for me and sent it to me. When I feel better, I'll do my usual thing and take many more pics and share them. For now, a teaser. It has the original pure badger Gillette shaving brush with it, as seen to the left side of the set.

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  16. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Now that is true class all the way. Enjoy! :bounce017: :bounce017: :bounce017: :bounce017: :bounce017:
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  17. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

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  18. Chad808

    Chad808 New Member

    I know one is obviously a slim adjustable, H3, but the other I'm not 100% certain. I think it is a No 59. Please correct me if I am wrong. It weighs in at 70g and the only writing is Made in England on the bottom and Pat Pending on the top side.
    Does anyone have any idea about how much I should have paid for the British model?
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  19. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me

    Looks like a Rocket HD to me. Rockets are among my favorite razors! To know for sure go to and click on the solid guard bar link for gillettes. You will find it there. (Sorry I'm on my phone it else I would post a link). Those both look like they're in awesome shape! ;)?
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