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by btafan
Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is Coate's still on the horizon?
Replies: 57
Views: 6229

Re: Is Coate's still on the horizon?

Gary: Thanks, it's an honor to be here among such knowledgeable gentleman. I was just lucky enough to find the Coate's and took a little risk getting them into the hands of the guys who can enjoy them. I'm also about to truly become the sole source of Coate's once I buy the entire stash soon and hop...
by btafan
Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is Coate's still on the horizon?
Replies: 57
Views: 6229

Re: Is Coate's still on the horizon?

Very interesting Robert, but still disappointing about the state of Coate's. I've done a little more digging and found the trademark registry of Coate's in the UK here: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/tmcase/Results/1/UK00002547168 In addition to shaving brushes, it's listed that they produce these other prod...
by btafan
Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pawns stars shamelessy tries to pulloff a DE razor
Replies: 40
Views: 9647

Re: Pawns stars shamelessy tries to pulloff a DE razor

Funny you guys are talking about this. That advertisment is what made me get into DE shaving. I almost pulled the trigger BUT did a little home work and found some good sites and this Forum and felt it it was not that great a deal in the long run. Learned a lot on here. You get what you pay for-for...
by btafan
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: A Big Thanks To Andy
Replies: 13
Views: 2150

Re: A Big Thanks To Andy

Wow, thanks everyone! I was lucky enough to find the Coate's and I was just really happy to get them out of storage and back into the hands of those that really wanted them. I've learned a lot, traded for lots of cool shaving gear and met lots of nice people. And being able to take a chunk out of th...
by btafan
Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTT: Coate's Lavender and Rose for Tea Tree
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: WTT: Coate's Lavender and Rose for Tea Tree

I think everyone on here went for the scents other than Tea Tree. If you still haven't gotten any offers I can see what I can do about getting you just a couple tea tree tubes
by btafan
Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vintage Coates Almond Shave Cream
Replies: 64
Views: 11987

Re: Vintage Coates Almond Shave Cream

Craig, I'm glad you enjoy them so much and you've been documenting how you've used them because I haven't gotten that kind of feedback from anyone yet! The almond has always had me curious because I knew they weren't as strong as the others but didn't have knowledge of any other almond cream or soap...
by btafan
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Coate's Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Lime, Rose, Almond & Lavender
Replies: 102
Views: 22279

Re: Coate's Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Lime, Rose, Almond & Laven

Bullgoose: It makes sense now, thanks for spreading the word!

Teiste: I'll have more lavender on Friday, 8/9
by btafan
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Coate's Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Lime, Rose, Almond & Lavender
Replies: 102
Views: 22279

Re: Coate's Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Lime, Rose, Almond & Laven

BullGoose wrote:I do not know for sure why there was a surge of activity but I did send the link out via the twittersphere last night. :D
Yeah, I'm pretty sure you're the source. :wink: Thanks for the exposure, and I'm curious what got cutoff in your tweet about what you were going to say.
by btafan
Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Coate's Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Lime, Rose, Almond & Lavender
Replies: 102
Views: 22279

Re: Coate's Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Lime, Rose, Almond & Laven

Thanks for the response everyone! You guys still want that lavender and I'll try to ship on Friday of Saturday when I get more. Does anyone know why there was a surge of orders last night and this morning after being quiet for a week?
by btafan
Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Turned another handle today out of Stainless Steel
Replies: 11
Views: 2581

Re: Turned another handle today out of Stainless Steel

Glad you're getting the hang of it quicker than I did. I'm just now starting to see how amazing wetshaving really is. And your handles--wow! I know plenty of people (myself included) who would love to buy some of those that you're made.
by btafan
Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vintage Coates Almond Shave Cream
Replies: 64
Views: 11987

Re: Vintage Coates Almond Shave Cream

My Coates tubes were quite remarkable. I was stunned at how thick the cream seemed to be, but then I capped it off and massaged the tube for a feew moments and was surprised at how creamy the cream became. I first shaved with the Lavender and really liked the volume of lather it made, but was taken...
by btafan
Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FSOT: Niche cologne samples
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: FSOT: Niche cologne samples

I'm happy to trade for 10 tubes of the Coate's that you've been wanting.
by btafan
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is Coate's still on the horizon?
Replies: 57
Views: 6229

Re: Is Coate's still on the horizon?

I emailed Red Lion and received this response from Alex Walsh: "Good Morning and thank you for your email to the RedLionFoods website regarding Coates shaving products. Although there is no working link between the two companies, we do in-fact share a director. Coates was purchased just over 12month...
by btafan
Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vintage Coates Almond Shave Cream
Replies: 64
Views: 11987

Re: Vintage Coates Almond Shave Cream

Sam and Squire: Thanks for the info! You've enlightened me once again: I tried using the putty-like consistency of a capless sandalwood like a soap and it worked like a charm. I also tried out a brick of lavender and it still worked, although not quite as well obviously. Gordon: I got your address a...
by btafan
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vintage Coates Almond Shave Cream
Replies: 64
Views: 11987

Re: Vintage Coates Almond Shave Cream

Nice to see my Coate's are getting generally good reviews. :D I'm also learning a lot about them from Gordon and the other experts on SMF. The caps definitely are a weakness at times, as there are always a few per box that are either firm or completely hardened. Sometimes the cap is torn off the thr...
by btafan
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is Coate's still on the horizon?
Replies: 57
Views: 6229

Re: Is Coate's still on the horizon?

This is all seriously weird and more than a little mysterious. The PO box given for 'Coate's' is in Reading, Berkshire, and the pictures all show the re-designed logo that Robert sold his version under when he owned the name a few years ago. But the images are copywrited 2013. There is an email add...
by btafan
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Coate's Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Lime, Rose, Almond & Lavender
Replies: 102
Views: 22279

Re: Coate's Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Lime, Rose, Almond & Laven

Teiste, I'm glad you enjoy it! Squire, I gave Lavender another try with a different technique and brush and I am now seeing how awesome the Lavender really is. Really smooth shave! ockhams's razor, very interesting read, I had no idea about the Time's piece either. And that one member saying that $1...
by btafan
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Coate's Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Lime, Rose, Almond & Lavender
Replies: 102
Views: 22279

Re: Coate's Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Lime, Rose, Almond & Laven

Thanks everyone for snatching up these Coate's, and especially to Gary for making a huge order!
I still have lots left so feel free to spread the word if you think it's a good deal, and I look forward to hearing what you guys think about these Coate's cream once you get your packages soon.
by btafan
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is Coate's still on the horizon?
Replies: 57
Views: 6229

Re: Is Coate's still on the horizon?

Something's going on with the website http://www.coates1847.com . Two weeks ago it didn't exist, and then about 1 week ago it came online and it said Coate's was purchased by an energetic new investor and they were going to reopen the entire product line in late 2013. But today, it replaced that wit...
by btafan
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Coate's Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Lime, Rose, Almond & Lavender
Replies: 102
Views: 22279

Re: Coate's Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Lime, Rose, Almond & Laven

Sam: I could send you a tube of lime for $4 shipped first-class if you'd like to try it out. It seems awesome to me but I haven't used any other lime creams. F.W. Fitch: I'm still unsure if I like the no fees from the paypal gift option or the convenience of the shipping integration with the merchan...