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Seems like the vintage Brigg umbrellas are holding their value hard and more surprisingly it appears there's a lot of interested folks still out there hunting for these.

I found a used& and quite old (+20 years I believe) piece of Brigg umbrella in the UK with the silk canopy ( guess it's the most expensive version at the time) which sold for +250 GBP (couldn't bid myself as the seller didn't post outside the UK), and it had tiny holes in the canopy as well as some pulls, faded parts here and there. I am not sure I would be bidding that high anyway as for that money I could mate to order my self a perfectly new heavyweight solid stick Fox umbrella in almost any style I like, except it would be a high grade polyester canopy .. 

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I remember I had analized, at that time, my options I could find of British manufacturers: Briggs, Fox and James Smith, and, at the moment to evaluate my choices, I decided for a regular Briggs Whangee, because I liked the handle and, according to my point of view from here, more than 8.000 km away, I thought it was the best option. I remember I payed 460 pounds (DHL included), while the other two options, despite the fact were cheaper, when included the shipping, the amounts got closer. In addition to this, I repeat, 8.000 km away, the construction looked better and in one piece. When I received and saw it here, I realized it is not, but, the quality of the product is excellent.

 

As you well mentioned, the silk canopy amost duplicate the cost, and, I do not know how much it add in terms of water protection. From my view, this is exceeds what I'm willing to pay for an umbrella.

 

Maybe another fact that have influenced me to choose a Brigg's is because when I was a kid I used to watch and admired John Steed, the character from the old UK TV show called The Avengers.

 

I think you were lucky because you wouldn't able to bid for that umbrella, considering that, it is not that easy to repair it, in order to use it, and, if you want to replace the canopy for a new silk one, plus the labour you will be probably investing more money than in a new one. Buying an used one, that require service would work if you live in the UK, were you can find several services, but overseas... don't know

 

As mentioned before, I agree with you, I only chose polester canopy because, silk seems to be overvaluated.

 

Finally, if you want, do the exercise, by comparing a new heavyweight solid stick Fox umbrella with a Brigg (both with high grade polyester canopy), and, including the freight. If you live out of the UK, as is my case, there won't be difference. Both are excellent umbrellas but, then, there are personal parameters to consider.

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Well the sunshine and heat of the last few days has gone now. Just arrived in the office in Brighton after battling through torrential - even tropical - rain and it's a first outing of the autumn for my black Burberry trench coat and patent black knee boots. No hat today but my black and purple Brigg golf umbrella was absolutely essential. Fortunately no wind - this amount of rain with a gale would have been impossible to cope with even with my Brigg golfer.....
post #709 of 733
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I remember I had analized, at that time, my options I could find of British manufacturers: Briggs, Fox and James Smith, and, at the moment to evaluate my choices, I decided for a regular Briggs Whangee, because I liked the handle and, according to my point of view from here, more than 8.000 km away, I thought it was the best option.

 

You should never analize anything, especially not umbrella handles. It could be quite painful.

post #710 of 733

got a lovely Brigg cane

 

horn tip

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and anyone can help me id the wood and date? 

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smells really good,and glitter in its striation when under light

 

 

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got a lovely Brigg cane





horn tip Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
and anyone can help me id the wood and date?  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
smells really good,and glitter in its striation when under light






looks like rosewood
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looks like rosewood

thank you!

post #713 of 733

Went to James Smith & Sons yesterday and took some photos which I thought may be of interest.

 

 

 

 

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Berry berry nice. What do you call that thing on the cane in the second picture? (Forgetting the English name for it...those crunchy things that fall from trees. Not an acorn...) Nice motif. As for pic 1, I prefer polished burlwood on table than on a handle though.

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Berry berry nice. What do you call that thing on the cane in the second picture? (Forgetting the English name for it...those crunchy things that fall from trees. Not an acorn...) Nice motif. As for pic 1, I prefer polished burlwood on table than on a handle though.


​I wanted the one in the second pic but unfortunately it was a one off and reserved for a customer. I asked how long they reserve them for and I was told a month - if it's there in 4 weeks time I will be very tempted. I did ask what it was but the assistant wasn't too sure but he did say it was a root from a swamp environment hence the whangee style nodules which progressively reduce in size. The handle was beech.

 

The crunchy things are pine cones.

 

I did really like the varnished Malacca particularly the third one from the left but the varnish was crazed in discerning light which would concern me from a longevity standpoint.

 

The ones with the silver lap band are bark elm and very nice also.

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​I wanted the one in the second pic but unfortunately it was a one off and reserved for a customer. I asked how long they reserve them for and I was told a month - if it's there in 4 weeks time I will be very tempted. I did ask what it was but the assistant wasn't too sure but he did say it was a root from a swamp environment hence the whangee style nodules which progressively reduce in size. The handle was beech.

 

The crunchy things are pine cones.

 

I did really like the varnished Malacca particularly the third one from the left but the varnish was crazed in discerning light which would concern me from a longevity standpoint.

 

The ones with the silver lap band are bark elm and very nice also.

 

Pine cones, that's it!  Thank you.

 

Very intriguing root detail. Can't you just order one well in advance and wait for it?

 

Varnished Malacca looks handsome, but it's one of those things that comes across as rather fancy in a world of plastic umbrellas.

Better used on a car dashboard or nightstand.

post #717 of 733
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Went to James Smith & Sons yesterday and took some photos which I thought may be of interest.

 

Excellent photos, Steven: even better than the ones that James Smith published in the website.

post #718 of 733
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Pine cones, that's it!  Thank you.

 

Very intriguing root detail. Can't you just order one well in advance and wait for it?

 

Varnished Malacca looks handsome, but it's one of those things that comes across as rather fancy in a world of plastic umbrellas.

Better used on a car dashboard or nightstand.

I totally agree with you, that's why I prefer the rustic models like the Whangee, or the solid stick models (neither polished nor varnished)

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I totally agree with you, that's why I prefer the rustic models like the Whangee, or the solid stick models (neither polished nor varnished)

 

I like a plain walnut , myself.

post #720 of 733
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Very intriguing root detail. Can't you just order one well in advance and wait for it?

 


​I may well do that.

 

The only thing that puts me off (slightly) is that it may be a bit unwieldy and imbalanced.

 

It is very nice and I too refereed to it as the "pine cone brolly". :D

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