This mammoth display brush was recently put up for auction and as soon as I saw the London Made marking knew I would do whatever it took to make it mine. I knew immediately what a special piece this was and was just hoping that a fellow collector didn't notice the less than ideal lot title and description. My previous London Made Simpsons was not quite in as good of shape.
The listing mentioned that there could be a brand name stamped on the back and from the auction photos it was clear that it wasn't the standard Simpsons name normally found under the decal on the old brushes. Even after receiving the brush it took quite some work to figure out what it was I was seeing.
OMG it's an Ogee!
I had never seen an Ogee brush before and had only seen mention of it in this older Simpsons catalog. In all my excitement last night I managed to get the brush cleaned up a bit, but forgot to take any measurements so those are to come later along with some bloom and post-cleaning pictures. But for now I'll just leave this one last photo of the glorious Best Badger knot on this fantastic Ogee 312.