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by tonyespo
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Best DE razor ever
Replies: 19
Views: 5462

Thanks Bruno. I stop in every now and then to catch up on the forum. This place will always have a top spot in my bookmarks.
by tonyespo
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Is It Time to Hold on to Vintage DE's?
Replies: 24
Views: 2951

About 3 years ago I sold a NEW and I mean NEW as in never touched by water Toggle with case, papers, outer box, everything for $500. I put it on Ebay with $500 as my Buy it now and it was snatched up. I thought I was making a killing. Today that razor has doubled in price for a true collector. But s...
by tonyespo
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: What's the Best Value for a DE Blade?
Replies: 25
Views: 6754

Squire wrote:There are Feathers, then there are all the rest.
Same here, I haven't found anything yet that will replace my Feathers. I bought about $50 worth two years ago and I still have a lot of blades left.
by tonyespo
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Best DE razor ever
Replies: 19
Views: 5462

For the past two years I have been using the Gillette Super Speed 1948 -50 series. I have 4 that are in excellent condition. I use one for a week and then clean and oil it and use a different one the following week. I clean them with scrubbing bubbles and an old electric tooth brush. Then I put a co...
by tonyespo
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Do I return to using a fountain pen?
Replies: 41
Views: 3059

Vintage Parker

Sam, have you tried a vintage pen? I owned a Montblanc in "gold" of course, it was $3000 and I hated it. I sold it for $2700 one week old. I have a Parker 51 with gold top and nib and I love it. It's not my daily writer as in a daily carry pen, because of the cost, $600. However I bought some additi...
by tonyespo
Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Super rare Gillettes *CONCLUDED*
Replies: 20
Views: 3885

I did the same thing

About a year ago I decided to keep a few daily shavers and sell "The Gold Collection." I didn't want to be burdened with selling individual razors so I put the whole package on Ebay with a Buy it Now for $5000. It was sold in less then 1 hour. I never checked to see that most of the razors I had in ...
by tonyespo
Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas from The GoldFather
Replies: 25
Views: 3014

Merry Christmas from The GoldFather

Hi everyone, It's been awhile but I just wanted to stop by and wish everyone a Merry Christmas at SMF.

I'm alive and well and enjoying RED NECK retirement in N.C.

Have a Merry Christmas Y'all!
by tonyespo
Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tonyespo
Replies: 27
Views: 3244

Sam, interesting you should mention the Porsche Models.

I have fond memories of my years working at Hendrick Porsche. I still communicate with the guys and gals from time to time. I still look back at the fun I had driving some of the worlds greatest performing cars on the tracks. I look back at attending some of the best dining experiences one could ima...
by tonyespo
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tonyespo
Replies: 27
Views: 3244

Facebook

If anyone here is also on Facebook I'm on there as member name tonyespo No surprise there. I will be happy to friend you if you send me a friend request. I am co-sponsor of a group on FB called MWHS Classes of the 60's It's a group of people who went to Monroe Woodbury High School in New York from 1...
by tonyespo
Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tonyespo
Replies: 27
Views: 3244

I don't have a beard

OK, Bill I'm posting to prove that I'm alive and well. Guys thanks for wondering about me. When I retired and moved to Deep Run, NC I found some new interest. I have 8 acres of land that I take care of. I have a John Deere 950 diesel tractor with a bush hog, finish mower, box blade and disc plow. I ...
by tonyespo
Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Saint Charles Shaving's Sue
Replies: 28
Views: 4816

Thanks to Mark The Shoe Shine Boy and Andrew I was able to talk to Sue and her daughter Wendy last Sunday. The last thing she told me was that her soap making helped her to make so many friends. Sue considered every customer a new friend. She was a class act and first class citizen. Her daughter Wen...
by tonyespo
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: good cheap fountain pen
Replies: 39
Views: 4644

I know what you mean but I find that if I want to communicate with my children and grand children I had to learn to TEXT and join Facebook. Email is used for LONG conversations of over 50 words. God forbid if they had to write a letter and use a stamp.
by tonyespo
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: good cheap fountain pen
Replies: 39
Views: 4644

Retro 1951

I was a bit surprised that no one mentioned the Retro pens. I have 2 and they both are excellent daily writer pens. I keep black ink in one and blue in the other. They are under $50 and worth every penny. I see Richard Binder's name mentioned. I met him in person at a pen show in Raleigh NC a couple...
by tonyespo
Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gramps
Replies: 55
Views: 8766

His handwriting

I remember when my Father died Gramps wrote me a card and letter. I was amazed how beautiful his hand writing was. He was always a gentleman and surely an asset to SMF. Rest in peace Gramps. Gone but never forgotten.
by tonyespo
Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: 3 badger shaving brushes SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 1370

Thank you for the kind words. I'm sure the brushes are happy to be back in service. Over the years we acquire so much of shaving items that we just don't have enough beard to use them all as they deserve. I guess that's way it's called S.A.D. "Shaving Acquisition Disorder".
by tonyespo
Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Senator
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Bill you know who I'm talking about here in NC....
by tonyespo
Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: 3 badger shaving brushes SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 1370

SOLD

Thank you to everyone that replied.

The brushes are SOLD
by tonyespo
Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Senator
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Maybe a congressman?

It's going to be hard to BUY a Senator, the drug companies, insurance companies, and big banks have already bought them all. There might be a couple of congressman left.
by tonyespo
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: 3 badger shaving brushes SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 1370

Sold pending payment

Sold pending payment
by tonyespo
Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: 3 badger shaving brushes SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 1370

Bump, price reduced

WAS $110

NOW $90