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    Congradulations to both of you! This is quite possibly the most amazing brush I've ever owned, you're gonna love it! Now pics or it didn't happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DucMonster696 View Post
    Congradulations to both of you! This is quite possibly the most amazing brush I've ever owned, you're gonna love it! Now pics or it didn't happen!
    Pics coming this weekend! Between class, work, and getting taxes done, that's the first chance I'll have.

    And then I'll shave :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bestarrkin View Post
    I thought you were a shill bidder which is common in 'bay. Congratulations for your Astor.
    My Yiddish is a little rusty, but i'm not "shillaber" or "potted plant" I was simply A) a novice at auctions and B) determined to own an Astor! Besides I always thought the use of a shill or plant was illegal especially in auctions (although I believe a person planted in an audience in an effort to illicit a certain response such as laughter or applause was a legit shill).

    Anyway, Astor hasn't arrived yet, so no pictures or gloating at this stage!
    Last edited by ben74; 03-21-2011 at 07:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DucMonster696 View Post
    Congradulations to both of you! This is quite possibly the most amazing brush I've ever owned, you're gonna love it! Now pics or it didn't happen!
    My Astor has not found it's new home yet! Pics will be uploaded the as soon as it does!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben74 View Post
    My Yiddish is a little rusty, buy i'm not "shillaber" or "potted plant" I was simply A) a novice at auctions and B) determined to own an Astor! Besides I always thought the use of a shill or plant was illegal especially in auctions (although I believe a person planted in an audience in an effort to illicit a certain response such as laughter or applause was a legit shill).

    Anyway, Astor hasn't arrived yet, so no pictures or gloating at this stage!
    Not shillaber...

    Shill Bidder

    A shill or plant is a person who helps another person or organization to sell goods or services without disclosing that he or she has a close relationship with the seller.

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    Shill:

    Noun:

    A person paid to endorse a product favourably, while pretending to be impartial.

    An accomplice at a confidence trick during an auction or gambling game.

    Verb:

    To promote as a fan or customer.

    To put under cover; to sheal.

    Etymology:

    Origin uncertain; perhaps an abbreviation of the Yiddish shillaber. The word originally denoted a carnival worker who pretends to be a member of the audience in an attempt to elicit interest in an attraction

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben74 View Post
    My Yiddish is a little rusty, but i'm not "shillaber" or "potted plant" I was simply A) a novice at auctions and B) determined to own an Astor! Besides I always thought the use of a shill or plant was illegal especially in auctions (although I believe a person planted in an audience in an effort to illicit a certain response such as laughter or applause was a legit shill).

    Anyway, Astor hasn't arrived yet, so no pictures or gloating at this stage!
    You are right. I hope your Astor has arrived asap.
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    Here are some pics of #19...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben74 View Post
    Etymology:

    Origin uncertain; perhaps an abbreviation of the Yiddish shillaber. The word originally denoted a carnival worker who pretends to be a member of the audience in an attempt to elicit interest in an attraction

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    so pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffii View Post
    so pretty.

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    Please update this list of owners whoever is keeping track of it.

    Thanks, given that there's been a lot of new owners lately.

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    Out of curiosity, why is the original Astor discontinued? I'd sure buy one if it was part of the normal production...
    Turning a mundane chore into a special hobby...

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    This Astor is migrating from Houston, TX to Stuttgart, Germany. Thanks, Mr. Scruffy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Scruffy View Post
    Along with Bill, I too picked up this brush (39/90) at the Austin meet up. I used it yesterday and today losing 12 and 4 hairs, respectively.

    Otherwise it's a great feeling brush, real dense and it should soften up with a bit more use.

    I used C&E Nomad SC yesterday, PC Old Spice scented SS today. Good lather, and really good lather! I think as the brush blooms and the tips soften with more uses it will lather creams and soaps equally well.

    Yeah, yeah... I know... PICS!!!

    Maybe tonight.


    39/90

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    Astor and "Da Boyz"

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    Edit: Pics added, and actually the brush is numbered 39/90
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    Holy thread resurrection, Batman!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Scruffy View Post
    Holy thread resurrection, Batman!
    No kidding and MAN I love that brush!
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    Yes, Boy Wonder, the truth shall set you free.
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