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Photos of rare items ...

Post by joe mcclaine » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:11 pm

I know there are people on here with rare and very much sought-after items.

I'm thinking things like the 'Black' shaving soap from Penhaligons or their Hammam Bouquet shaving soap, or Floris Rose Geranium shaving soap, or D R Harris Cologne shaving soap, or a bottle of the original Royal Yacht?

Are there any photographs, or scans from old catalogues knocking about?

Having never seen these in the flesh, and as I'm never likely to I reckon I could enjoy them vicariously through the magic of the JPEG.

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Post by LouisIII » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:27 pm

Potential for a good thread - it'll require some participation from the great hoarders though : )

Well, I suppose I'll add some requests:

I'd like to see a Rooney 1/1 Finest with faux Ebony handle

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Post by brothers » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:38 pm

Joe, that is a good idea. Maybe the slow start can be attributed to a reluctance to draw attention to ones self in a manner that might be inaccurately interpreted as self-promotion. I'd love to see some of the grail products we can only imagine sitting on our own countertop.

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Post by ShadowsDad » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:23 pm

Louis, I especially like the last rare and sought after item on your list.


I wish I had some to post pictures of. :roll:

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I asked if the family was still about and my mission to record a bottle of Royal yachtsman. Sorry, repatriated to Plymouth.
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Post by cjc15153 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:10 pm

People will have to visit their safe deposit boxes before any photo's can be posted. But I'm sure this will become an interesting thread after that.
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Post by KAV » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:15 am

One thing I've learned in my avocation. We know as much, if not more about what happened 300 years ago than our own parent and grandparent's lifetimes. I'm sure excavating a mid 20th century trash dump in the UK could produce a Royal Yachtsman bottle easilly enough :lol:

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Post by Squire » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:38 am

Trash is right, I suspect most patrons tossed the empty bottles.

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Post by bernards66 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:34 pm

I may still have an empty bottle of Royal Yacht back at the old house and if I ever get back in there I will let you know, and try to post it here ( and good luck to me on that )...sigh. The other ones you mentioned, I've never seen either but would like to. I know that Mr. Bargepole used to be fond of the Floris Rose Geranium Cologne but I doubt that he has saved any of the bottles, especially considering how many non-finished bottles of cologne he has lying about. Well, we shall see.

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Post by RonH » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:56 pm

I have a D.R. Harris Cologne shaving soap sealed in its presentation box and 1 opened in its bowl. I had 2 sealed but traded one to Phil of Bullgoose. Will put pictures up this week. Ron

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