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Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Safety razors circa 1950 and older. Expert - robert-13
Question - I would like to know more about this razor.
Thank you
Silvio Passalalpi - Italy

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Answer - This is a Gillette razor. The number indicates it was made in the early part of 1912. For more information see the page on this site:
http://shaveworld.org/shaveworld_web/images/%20DEBladePage2010.htm
Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Safety razors circa 1950 and older. Expert - robert-13
Question - I add one more image of the razor. Inside there is a number C84419.
Thank you
Silvio Passalalpi - Italy

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Answer - This is a Gillette razor. The number indicates it was made in the early part of 1912. For more information see the page on this site:
http://shaveworld.org/shaveworld_web/images/%20DEBladePage2010.htm
Category - Stroppers Subcategory - All types of razor sharpeners Expert - twillard
Question - Hello,

Just bought Twinplex to use, however have read they won't work on modern DE blades & have read they do.

So what's the true, will they & if not is there something that will --- it's an environmental thing !

Thanks,

Greg
Answer - I collect them but don't use them. As long as the blade fits the slide out blade holder in the Twinplex, it should work. There were models for single and double edged blades. Hopefully you bought one for a double edge blade. If so, the best approach is to try it. You can view the various types on www.shaveworld.org using the encyclopedia and searching on Twinplex. Let me know how it works by asking another question.
Category - Blades Subcategory - Author of the most complete compact disk on American made and/or distributed razor blades. Expert - Dale Justus
Question - I have an old Straight Razor with Falstaff on teh blade and teh cardboard case. Is this junk or a collectible? e-mail me please @ wmarkharrison@att.net Thanks
Answer - Falstaff was a character in Shakespeare plays, thus it may be made in England. Falstaff is not the manufacture, but the name given to the model of razor. The value depends on the condition of the blade and scales (handle). Also the type of material used in the scales will determine the value. Plain black or yellow plastic handles have the lesser value. mother of pearl, and scales with designs are much more valuable. Having the right box for the razor raises the price. If the words on the blade are very readable the price goes up also. No, without seeing the razor, I can say you do not have junk. Even if the either blade or scales are in poor shape and the other parts are collectible it still has value. I have sold razors with great art work on the scales but had broken blades on eBay. Some collectors rebuild such items. If you could scan a picture I could give you more information about the value.
Category - Accessories Subcategory - I AM NOT REALLY AN EXPERT, JUST A COLLECTOR OF EVERYTHING PERTAINING TO SHAVING AND BARBERANIA. Expert - RAZORUSS
Question - Hi i just bought a safety razor and i have not been able to find anything out about it the only thing i know is it is made in Germany it is in a vary small tin 1 3/4 long 1" wide 1/2" high it has D.R.G.M. made in Germany right next to the henge inside it is lined with blue felt one half holds the two piece handle and the other side holds the head and it has on it made in Germany on the top side of the case it has the word Rothstein if any one could help me would be appreciated
thank you

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Answer - HI THE RAZOR YOU HAVE IS A COMPACT OR POCKET, TRAVEL RAZOR. THEY WERE USUALLY FROM GERMANY, BUT ALSO FROM AUSTRIA, JAPAN, AND USA. I THINK THEY WERE MADE FROM 1930's-50's AND ARE SIMILAR TO GILLETTE 3 HOLED RAZORS. MOST ARE USUALLY UNMARKED. YOUR LUCKY. THEY WERE FOR DOUBLE EDGE BLADES AGAIN 3 HOLED. THEY SELL FOR ANYWHERE FROM $5.00- $20.00 DEPENDING ON CONDITION, LOCATION, ETC. I HOPE THIS INFO HELPS YOU. SINCERLY RUSS CAREY RAZORUSS@HOTMAIL.COM
Category - Accessories Subcategory - I AM NOT REALLY AN EXPERT, JUST A COLLECTOR OF EVERYTHING PERTAINING TO SHAVING AND BARBERANIA. Expert - RAZORUSS
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Category - Accessories Subcategory - I AM NOT REALLY AN EXPERT, JUST A COLLECTOR OF EVERYTHING PERTAINING TO SHAVING AND BARBERANIA. Expert - RAZORUSS
Question - I have a nicholl electric dry shaver in excelent condition leather bag and original box how much are these worth
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Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Gillette Brand Razors Expert - e sinker
Question - Hi I have a Gillette Tin, my question is did these come with a gold double ring razor or were they a silver finish only. Thanks Jeff
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Answer - Jeff, wow, now that I see your tin, I must tell you it is great. In my limited seventeen year experience I have never seen one of these with a gold razor but this item is so rare that I have seen very few of them. I believe that silver was the standard issue in this very early set.

Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Gillette Brand Razors Expert - e sinker
Question - Hi, I came into possession of a display case of Gillete Techmatics from the late 60's a long time ago. 2 of the razors were given out as gifts and the base of the display is missing, but besides that, it is a complete sales display. I was wondering what it's value is, and what would be the best way to get in touch with collectors that might be interested?

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Answer - I would think this would get at least $150.00 and could go as high as $250.00 if the right buyer can be found. I would list it on ebay with a reserve of $150.00 and you could list it here on the Shaveworld Classified Ads section. There are other razor collectible web sites but I do not have any experience with them. Good luck.

Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Safety razors circa 1950 and older. Expert - robert-13
Question - I am checking the value of an old razor. It is a Star safety razor, made by Kampfe Bros. It is in a box with two blades and three pieces that assemble to make the handle. It has several patents on it.(USA-France-Italy-Germany) Has two engraved awards. Highest award Paris 1900. Highest Pan-American award 1901. What is the probable value of this razor?
Answer - According to Howard Hazelcorn's Guide to Kampfe Razors (3rd ed.,2007) a bare Kampfe razor like yours (the design could be HR13B, HR14A or 14B) would have a value of $20-$35. For a complete set with a nice case and all parts the value could be $40 and up. If your case has only two blade slots, you have a complete set. Condition is very important also. Also check eBay for a similar set.
Category - Blades Subcategory - Blades and early Ladies Safety Sets Expert - shemac11
Question - I the collector of edges. I live in Russia. I wish to vary with you.
Anatoly.
Answer - Hello Anatoly do you mean you wish to make some exchanges of Blades please let me know your email address,I can send you many scans of my duplicates. my email is shemac2001@yahoo.com
Best wishes
Sheila
Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Safety razors circa 1950 and older. Expert - robert-13
Question - Me and my husband found a starrazor dated 1900,IT WAS BURIED IN MY GRANDFATHERS LANDS IN SOUTH,TEXAS ALONG THE rio grande river.MY OLDER FAMILY MEMBERS DOSENT RECALL MY GRANDFATHER BEING A SHAVING MAN,I BELIVE THERE WERE OTHER MAN IN DOES LANDS BEFORE HIM.WHAT CAN YOU TELL ABOUT FINDING star razor(1900)in the middle of no where?
Answer - Yours was a very interesting find. Not being an expert on south Texas history, I can only add that the Star safety razor, made by the Kampfe Brothers in New York City, was a best-seller and a popular razor of the last decade of the 1800s until 1905 or so. The blades were sold until about 1920. For more about the Kampfe Brothers and the Star, see- http://www.razorandbrush.com/perkam.html
Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Safety razors circa 1950 and older. Expert - robert-13
Question - Due to a death in the family, I have a collection of about 1,600 straight edge razors along with his catalog of where, when and cost of each of his purchases. These are all probably 1950 and older.Had he lived, he would be around 100 today. He kept these in a large glass cabinet. How do I find a reputable purchaser?
Answer - I am not an expert on straight razor collecting. You could contact Phillip Krumholz (email: barber@heart.net). Some eBay straight razor buyers and sellers may be interested. You could also post your request at a Forum at the Straight Razor Place web site --
http://straightrazorplace.com/classifieds/
Category - Mugs Subcategory - Occupational Shaving Mugs Expert - Zephyr
Question - my occupational mug is of a ships carpenter.the picture is of a man with carpentry tools working on the deck of a ship . the mug is in excellent condition. could you evaluate it as to rarity and value? thanks
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Category - Blades Subcategory - Author of the most complete compact disk on American made and/or distributed razor blades. Expert - Dale Justus
Question - Here is a picture of a box of razor blades I found. No one knows what they are. Can you help?
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Answer - Sorry, but I can not help you on this one. It does not appear to be American. You might ask Leo Rozov who can be reached at rozovl@yahoo.com. He is a big collector of blades from all countries.

Dale
Category - Blades Subcategory - Author of the most complete compact disk on American made and/or distributed razor blades. Expert - Dale Justus
Question - I came upon some penguine super razor blades. I can't find any information on them. What do you know?
Answer - There was a single edge Penguin blade made by the Rider Safety Razor Co., 1127 Broadway, New York, N. Y. The wrapper is orange and has a picture of a penguin on it. The graphics are vertical.The Penguin Blade company in Newark, N.J. also produced a blade with the same brand. The graphics on the box are horizontal. I only have a reference that pictures the box and indicates the blades are generically wrapped. The graphics on the box are blue on a white background. As you can see the spelling is different that what you provided. Several other countries products blades with the same name. To determine the country of origin one must look at the blade. Most USA blades have "Made in USA" on the box, wrapper, or blade. If the words "Trade Mark" or a mention which indicated they are of a metric size are found, there is a good chance the product was made in either Italy or some other European country. If you are a collector or want to be collector of blades, you may be interested in my CD "Made in U.S.A." Razor Blades. If you are interested contact me at djustus@claremorewireless.com.
Category - Blades Subcategory - Author of the most complete compact disk on American made and/or distributed razor blades. Expert - Dale Justus
Question - Hello, I have vintage straight razor. Engraving says: "HAND MADE"on one side,and "BLUE STEEL MADE BY EXPERTS In U.S.A. NOT MADE IN GERMANY"on the other side.It looks like it was made around WW1 or WW2.Because the specific statement that it was madein "U.S.A." and not "GERMANY"
How old do you think the razor may be and how much it is worth?
Thank you for your help and any info you might have.

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Answer - I have researched this and have not found any mention of a razor with the information you provide on its blade. There was a German company that advertised "Blue Steel" on its products. I have a razor in my collection that has "Blue Steel" on the tang and CH on the back side of the tang tail. It appear the sides of the razor are either plastic or some other man made material. If so, I would guess that it is of WWII ventage.


Since the razor has the unique statement on it about where it was made, I would guess you have a razor worth much more than the one I have at $12.00. The value depends on age,condition and manufacture. Condition is very important, but The "NOT IN GERMANY" adds additional value.
Category - Blades Subcategory - Author of the most complete compact disk on American made and/or distributed razor blades. Expert - Dale Justus
Question - Been trying to get info on these blades...the blades never used all still in original packaging..the packaging is what is unique...Model Blade Company NYC...each blade wrapped in a color photo/pin up..the box they come in also has a photo on each side. I have these since the early 50's..any info?value? thanks Carlotta
Answer - The Model razor blade package was designed by the Gay Prodcts Co. in Atlanta, GA. The blades were Produced by the Model Blade Co of New York City. My box and the individual blades have N.Y. rather that NYC that you have mentioned. The Gay Products Co. went out of business in the late 1940's. That company had counter displays which sold individual blades. My box of the Model Blade Co. product is similar to the one you have, 5 different blades, with pictures on the front and back of the box. If indeed your box has NYC not N.Y. it is possibly an earlier production, say 1940's. If it has N.Y. on it possibly it was produced by the Model Blade Co. after the Gay Products company went out of business. Nude pinups were acceptable adverting material in the 40' but in the 50's I quess "political correctness" took hold and they were not acceptable.


If you go to eBay and view some of the auctions you can establish a price. Presently, a full box is listed at anywhere from $5 to $25, but sell closer to the higher number. These blades are desired by every blade collector.
Category - Blade Banks Subcategory - All Blade Banks Expert - jhhayes
Question - Question - Hello, I have vintage straight razor. Engraving says: "HAND MADE"on one side,and "BLUE STEEL MADE BY EXPERTS In U.S.A. NOT MADE IN GERMANY"on the other side.It looks like it was made around WW1 or WW2.Because the specific statement that it was madein "U.S.A." and not "GERMANY"
How old do you think the razor may be and how much it is worth?
Thank you for your help and any info you might have.
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Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Safety razors circa 1950 and older. Expert - robert-13
Question - I have a Silver Star gold colored 3-piece safety razor which I inherited. It is in excellent condition except that the name and logo on the top are somewhat faint (but still readable). Can you give me an idea of age, rarity and value? I have looked on Ebay (active and completed items) and have never seen one. The outside of the bottom plate is stamped "Star" and "Made in USA". Thank you.
Steve W.
Answer - Three-piece Star razors (similar to a Gillette 3-piece razor) were made in the 1940s-1960s by the Star Safety Razor Division of the American Safety Razor Corp., Brooklyn, N.Y. Your razor is somewhat "hard to find" but not too valuable, maybe $3-5 in good condition without a box. An example is pictured in Phillip Krumholz's Gillette book, p. 414. One is for sale on eBay now as Item number 150351242109.
Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - All Schick razors, Gillette DE one-piece razors Expert - a_dvir
Question - Question - Hi,

I know I have pasted this question before, but have had no response so thought I could try someone else.

I am trying to find out about a Razor that my grandfather left me, which is similar to ANTIERENS 1 on your website ( which is great by the way)

The one that I have is in a green box and has what seems like an iron cross on the front this is surounded by a garland of leaves then a circle. At the top inside the cross is a small crown, in the middle of the cross is a small w and at the bottom, again inside the cross is 1914.
The velvet inside is red with no markings.
The handle seems heavy, but looks like aluminium and the blade holder is steel. there is a blade still in it which says. REKORD at the top and below feinste deutsche klinge. I know this has got to be german, but do you know any more about it please.

Many thanks

Jo
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Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - International Shaving Collectibles Meeting
Electric Safety Razors
Expert - banjophd
Question - Hi,

I am trying to find out about a Razor that my grandfather left me, which is similar to ANTIERENS 1 on your website ( which is great by the way)

The one that I have is in a green box and has what seems like an iron cross on the front this is surounded by a garland of leaves then a circle. At the top inside the cross is a small crown, in the middle of the cross is a small w and at the bottom, again inside the cross is 1914.
The velvet inside is red with no markings.
The handle seems heavy, but looks like aluminium and the blade holder is steel. there is a blade still in it which says. REKORD at the top and below feinste deutsche klinge. I know this has got to be german, but do you know any more about it please.

Many thanks

Jo
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Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - International Shaving Collectibles Meeting
Electric Safety Razors
Expert - banjophd
Question - Hi,ANTIERENS 1

I am trying to find out about a Razor that my grandfather left me, which is similar to ANTIERENS 1 on your website ( which is great by the way)

The one that I have is in a green box and has what seems like an iron cross on the front this is surounded by a garland of leaves then a circle. At the top inside the cross is a small crown, in the middle of the cross is a small w and at the bottom, again inside the cross is 1914.
The velvet inside is red with no markings.
The handle seems heavy, but looks like aluminium and the blade holder is steel. there is a blade still in it which says. REKORD at the top and below feinste deutsche klinge. I know this has got to be german, but do you know any more about it please.

Many thanks

Jo
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Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Safety razors circa 1950 and older. Expert - robert-13
Question - hi , my step dad as been given a wilkinson 7 day safety razor ... he believes it to be from the 1930's. Could you tell us if this item is worth anything . I have attached a photo.
Thanks ... Maddie

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Answer - Your Wilkinson seven-day set is probably circa 1940s. Possibly a collector might pay $40 or more. You could check eBay auctions for ongoing and completed sales. A similar Wilkinson sold Nov 15 on eBay for $31.51 plus shipping.
Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - International Shaving Collectibles Meeting
Electric Safety Razors
Expert - banjophd
Question - A friend of mine found this "piece" with his metal detector, I think that it is a part of a safety razor. It has been found around Rome and I believe it was in use of soldiers during the WWII. Could you give me some more information? Do you think, really it is a part of a safety razor?
I thank you in advance.
Regards,
Silvio

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