Charlie,
This is all personal opinion..... I own 5 Wollensak lenses. 3 were meant to be "sharp" lenses and 2 were built to be "soft focus". I use and love all of them. But, for my tastes, the Raptar type lenses near wide open are not soft or different enough to be valuable. They are just inferior to a modern lens.

If I want "pretty softness" at F/8 or F/11 I'll shoot with my Wollensak Veritar or Verito or my more modern Fuji soft lens.

At F/16 and above I love the Raptars. That makes Raptars a great deal! Just my tastes and opinion, we'll both enjoy our Wollies and I suspect that Harry will enjoy his.

Tom