I need to raise some cash for another treasure and have chosen to part with my gentlemen's Brigg umbrella that I bought at the Herbert Johnson hat shop in London about a year ago.
The Brigg is the world's most famous umbrella and has been talked about here many times. Here is one of the best threads : http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showt...ighlight=brigg
SWAINE ADENEY BRIGG, have been making fine umbrellas since 1750 and today's company continues it's predecessors reputation to maintain their position as world's leader, using traditional methods and designs, including many umbrellas made with solid wood sticks (shafts), Fox frames and many other hand made components.
As suppliers to The Royal Family, every Swaine Adeney Brigg umbrella proudly carries the Royal Warrant engraved on the collar.
There are ladies and gentlemen's traditional umbrellas made to the exacting standards that have earned Swaine Adeney Brigg their reputation for over 250 years.
BTW: the frame is rated at 25 mph before it will fail.
They cost 165 British pounds. I checked the exchange rate today. That equals $312. I have used it about half a dozen times or so. It looks as new as the day I bought it. I am planning on putting it on e-bay, but I thought I would give the members here at shot at it first. I am looking to get $200 for it.
May the best man win.