I couldn't buy this on ebay as the sale would not go through. I did get one at the site mentioned above.
Here is the link:
Mondial 1908 Boar Shaving Brush Faux Ivory , Boar Bristle (executivegrooming.com.au)
The shipping charge was almost as much as the brush though to ship to New Jersey.
Congratulations on the find. I believe the juice will be worth the squeeze.
I had the aluminum first. Really liked it which caused me to crave the ivory. The ivory was an amazing hassle to find. Actually it was easy to find, relatively speaking, but amazingly hard to actually order without being told it was not currently in stock, or couldn't be shipped to me, or something else equally disappointing. Anyway, after about a year of trying, I finally scored one. If I were forced to keep only one of my two Mondial boars, I'd keep the ivory because I like the handle better.
Yes, it's a kinda cheap plastic in a way, but it is, in my experience with it, a lot higher quality cheap plastic than the cheap plastic handles which feel cheap to me. To be truthful, I love the expensive upper end handles (as does everyone I'd guess once they try 'em), but I'm okay with plastic handles as long as the ergonomics are good. I'm more about the knots.
I think you'll be pleased.