That American Standard is over a grand! A lot of money for that IMO.
Plenty of used AM Stds available for a lot less.
You can buy the modern version (American Pro) for the same price as that second hand Standard.
Prompted by your post I did just have a look at the original collection, they look lovely and at £1300 that is not too far short of a Standard over here so obviously a high quality model.
TBH I was referring to the run of the mill older models, especially the faded versions.
I'd love a DC...
I don't think the ordinary Specials and Juniors are quite the same quality as Standards.
Most Standards are one or maybe two piece bodies whereas the Juniors/Specials are often three piece.
Of course the binding on Standards does tend to make those models look far more expensive but although I...
I'm a Brit but I honestly don't understand that sort of stuff either TBH.
Over here nobody ever thanks anybody for their service or asks if somebody is ex or current Mil because they all look the same as the rest of us.
I agree about your boss, it's easy to say that stuff but actually doing...
Great seeing all this old memorabilia.
I've got a few old metal cigarette tins that I got along with my hobby of collecting pre-war cigarette cards, especially cheesecake film star/showgirls of the 1930's pics.