Acquisitions thread

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I hope you're right - it's nice to have a place to order from without duty and customs difficulties over alcohol-containing aftershave etc.
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That's a nice brush!
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adhoc wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:43 pm That's a nice brush!
:D Thank you.
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Yay!
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  • Fendrihan Classic Pure Grey Badger Shaving Brush - Faux Amber
  • Clubman Pinaud Classic Vanilla Aftershave Lotion
  • Tabac Original Shaving Soap in Ceramic Bowl
  • Proraso Red Shaving Cream for Coarse Beard with Sandalwood and Shea Butter
  • free sample tuck of Astra SS blades
  • free sample Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream, Lemon and Lime (2 ml)
  • free sample Omega Eucalyptus Shaving Soap (2 ml)
The brush handle is much lighter in colour than the photo shows. More "amber", as it were. See http://forum.shavemyface.com/viewtopic. ... 32#p698832 for a better photo.

The tube of Proraso Red Is much bigger than I expected. \:D/
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John Rose wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:45 pm Yay!
Fendrihan unboxing Aug-17-2020_0746.JPG
  • Fendrihan Classic Pure Grey Badger Shaving Brush - Faux Amber
  • Clubman Pinaud Classic Vanilla Aftershave Lotion
  • Tabac Original Shaving Soap in Ceramic Bowl
  • Proraso Red Shaving Cream for Coarse Beard with Sandalwood and Shea Butter
  • free sample tuck of Astra SS blades
  • free sample Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream, Lemon and Lime (2 ml)
  • free sample Omega Eucalyptus Shaving Soap (2 ml)
The brush handle is much lighter in colour than the photo shows. More "amber", as it were. See http://forum.shavemyface.com/viewtopic. ... 32#p698832 for a better photo.

The tube of Proraso Red Is much bigger than I expected. \:D/
Nice haul, John.
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Christmas came early this year!

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A vintage bottle of Guerlain Heritage EDT, an old shampoo bottle from Trumper, a vintage Floris Elite shaving soap and I finally got my hands on a cake of English Fern shaving soap in the tallow formulation. I'm also waiting for these two to arrive:

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My purchase of that old shampoo bottle from Trumper may, perhaps, seem somewhat silly to some but the collector side of me urged me to buy it. I was initially planning on cleaning the bottle, refilling it with some modern Coco-Nut Oil shampoo from Trumper and then actually use it for it's intended purpose but I'm afraid I'll damage the bottle and it's label by doing so; I might just end up using it for decoration instead.
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I bought yet another empty perfume/hair lotion bottle and yes, I know, it's getting quite silly. ;)
The bottle apparently contained Truefitt's Athenian water (as to be seen on the text at the bottom of the bottle), a hairdressing that they still sale to this day by the way. I contacted T&H and asked them if they knew how old the bottle could be and they emailed me back and told me that it might date back to 1935, the year when H.P Trufitt merged with Hill & Co and became Truefitt & Hill – but to be totally honest – I have my doubts about it being quite that old.

Anyhow, they told me that if I ever got tired of it and want to get rid of it that they would happily accept it from me and put it on display at their flagship store in London. A quite flattering offer to be honest.
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My new soap-scooper knife, aka a "snurdler".
99¢ at the Salvation Army Thrift Store.
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Looks suspiciously like a cheese spreader, I know.
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