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Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Gillette Brand Razors Expert - e sinker
Question - Hi, I could use your help identifying this razor. The head has no markings except the letter "G". The handle looks like a Rotbart, but in the top black ring, the word "7 o'clock" is clearly visible. I know Gillette Rotbart and 7 o'clock in the 20's...is this a razor of that period??
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Answer - Hello, 7 o'clock is owned by Gillette and is still in production-especially overseas and in the orient. I don't know about this brand - the oldest ones I have are from the 1950s but I don't have
any information about them either. The photo here is not clear enough for me to compare it to ones I own. If you have a clearer picture, you can e-mail it to me at edorbonnie@gmail.com and I will try to give you more info.
Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Gillette Brand Razors Expert - e sinker
Question - Hello, I'm a French woman, and I don't shave :-) but I've inherited an old original 1902 Safety Gillette Razor box with a gold plated razor I think and his razor blade + two little boxes for the blades. It is a British Patent N 28763 of 1902, and i've read a lot of things about Gillette starting history and razors... I think this one is a very antique one... in very good conditions... and that it has a quite interesting value... can you tell me how much I can sell it, as for I won't use it as a man ?
Thanks a lot for advance...and sorry for my bad English
A little French unshaving lady !!!! my email is lady.scale@gmail.com

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Answer - Madame, it is a very nice razor but it is not an early piece. The date you find on the razor is the date that the patents were approved, not necessarily the date of manufacture. If you would unscrew the handle and look at the tubular part, there is a number on it and that is the serial number. I could date the razor from that number if you would tell me what it is. E-mail edorbonnie@gmail.com I can tell you that it is likely after 1904 because of the handle. Yours is a "single-ring" (near the top of the handle) while the early models were "double-ring". If it is in good condition and the date is somewhere in the 1905 to 1910 range, it could sell for as much as 60 to 80 euros. If it is truly in mint condition, it might go for as much as 100 euros.
Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Gillette Brand Razors Expert - e sinker
Question - Hello, I'm a French woman, and I don't shave :-) but I've inherited an old original 1902 Safety Gillette Razor box with a gold plated razor I think and his razor blade + two little boxes for the blades. It is a British Patent N 28763 of 1902, and i've read a lot of things about Gillette starting history and razors... I think this one is a very antique one... in very good conditions... and that it have a quiet interesting value... can you tell me how much I can sell it, as for I won't use it as a man ?
Thanks a lot for advance...and sorry for my bad English
A little French unshaving lady !!!!

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Answer - See previous answer to this inquiry.
Category - Stroppers Subcategory - All types of razor sharpeners Expert - twillard
Question - Hi,I don't know who to ask but I recently fond a hone from the cattaraugus cutlery co. with a green lizard on it. Can you advise value and who might be interested in buying it. One search I did said it was extremely rare. Thanks!
Answer - Please ask another question and include a picture.
Category - Stroppers Subcategory - All types of razor sharpeners Expert - twillard
Question - what is the value of a ingersoll 4 stropper and leather csae?
Answer - Ingersoll stroppers are very common. If you have the box and instructions, $25.00.
Category - Stroppers Subcategory - All types of razor sharpeners Expert - twillard
Question - Hi Tom - thank you for all your great info! I have a Sheffield made single edge safety razor named 'The Reaper'. The blade has a logo with a man as a reaper - similar to the Rolls Razor whetter logo. It is a stropping system and single edge razor combination manufactured by the Sheffield Razor Co Ltd. The case exterior is pebbled, suggesting 20's? Can you tell me anything about this particular piece? thnx!
Answer - I believe you have and eary Rolls, which is from the 20's. Check the encyclopedia under Rolls. If you don't find it, please ask another question and include a picture or contact me as the web master.
Category - Accessories Subcategory - I AM NOT REALLY AN EXPERT, JUST A COLLECTOR OF EVERYTHING PERTAINING TO SHAVING AND BARBERANIA. Expert - RAZORUSS
Question - CAN ANYONE GIVE ME INFO/VALUE ABOUT THE KERN "AMERICA" CHAIR? 1901-04 ST LOUIS WORLD EXPO ASAP! THANKS RAZORUSS@HOTMAIL.COM RUSS
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Category - Mugs Subcategory - Occupational Shaving Mugs Expert - Zephyr
Question - I just bought a gillette Tech ser.J razor off craigslist, when I got to pick it up he had an old spice shave mug with it too. Figured it looked as old as the razor so i bought both. What I ended up with was a 1939 shave mug just like in the all so many print ads (http://www.cr8on.com/ads_stocks/ad_1939_3.jpg) i see on all over the internet. I've tried to find one just to get a reasonable value, but no luck. DO you have any Idea?? It's in excellent condition. I just have the mug, no box.
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Category - Stroppers Subcategory - All types of razor sharpeners Expert - twillard
Question - so I have a 1889 star safety razor in original box by kampfe bros new york , whats it worth
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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 - Is the Prometheus Shaving Lamp, patented by W. H. Williams in 1883, and produced by Williams & Co., Birmingham, a rare item? Was it a commercial success?
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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 Standard mug made by KT&K. The mug is a Ku Klux Klan mug. Unfortunately due to political correctness or something I can find little on the net pertaining to anything Ku Klux Klan. I would like to know how I prove the authenticity of the mug. The dates of KT&K being in business run from the 1870 to about 1929. Apparently Robert who was the Grand Wizard of the KKK was some how connected to Knowles, Taylor, & Knowles the manufacturer of this mug. I need both the providence and value of the mug if anyone can comment
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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
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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 - Hi, I have a collins safety razor with the box and blades and the round disc guard, but cannot figure out how the guard fits on over the blade. I wonder if there is something missing on the guard. Is there supposed to be a screw on the underside center of the guard? All mine has is a little round indentation in the center,and I cannot see how it would just press on. Thank You for any help you can give me.
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Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Gillette Brand Razors Expert - e sinker
Question - Sorry I had problems with the pictures, I try to send another one.

Silvio Passalalpi
Genoa - Italy

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Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Safety razors circa 1950 and older. Expert - robert-13
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Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - International Shaving Collectibles Meeting
Electric Safety Razors
Expert - banjophd
Question - I forgot to give you my email address. It is tshammer@gmail.com
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Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Gillette Brand Razors Expert - e sinker
Question - I forgot to give you my email address. It is tshammer@gmail.com
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Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - International Shaving Collectibles Meeting
Electric Safety Razors
Expert - banjophd
Question - Hello,

I am wondering if you might have any information at all regarding a "Signature" Single Ring. From what I have been able to determine, these were only made in 1908 and according to Robert Waits "A Safety Razor Compendium" there were only "a few" made. Can you tell me anything more about them or perhaps know of any others that exist? I recently acquired one of these and I am very interested in how many were made and why. Thank you very much

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Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Safety razors circa 1950 and older. Expert - robert-13
Question - Trying to send "U-Magnet" photo again for the above question.
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Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Safety razors circa 1950 and older. Expert - robert-13
Question - hi, i have a star razor. she say "KAMPFE NEW YORK, BROS. K U.S.A" and "PARIS 1900 AWARD, PATENTED, AMERICAN 1901 AWARD, USA,ENG,FRANCE, ITALY, GERMANY" what is your price? thanks!
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Answer - It is impossible to tell from the picture, but a minimum guess is $20-$30. You might check eBay for similar Kampfe razors and final auction bids; one recently sold for $47 - Item number: 140525074143
Category - Blade Banks Subcategory - All Blade Banks Expert - jhhayes
Question - hi, i have a star razor. she say "KAMPFE NEW YORK, BROS. K U.S.A" and "PARIS 1900 AWARD, PATENTED, AMERICAN 1901 AWARD, USA,ENG,FRANCE, ITALY, GERMANY" what is your price? thanks!
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Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Safety razors circa 1950 and older. Expert - robert-13
Question - My grandfather is looking for information on a safety razor from his grandfather. It is supposedly from 1940-1940 or so and is a "Ritzma" (stamped on it). It is brass and breaks down into 4 pcs and is in a protective case (also brass). Where can I get more info on this? Thank you!
Answer - At first I thought your razor may have been made by Ernst Carl Ritzmann, Oberschonau,Germany who made razors similar to the original Gillette. But a quick Google search turned up this info at www.feintechnik.com/index.php/en/company/history --

1952 Development of industrial production of carbon steel razor blades

1948 VEB Feintechnik Eisfeld - the only manufacturer of wet shaving technology in East Germany

1945 Expropriation of Albin Ritzmann - restart under the name RITZMA-Werke Eisfeld

1920 Establishment of RITZMA-Werke by Albin Ritzma (1890-1947)

Hope this will please your grandfather. Being four pieces, it sounds like your razor is one of the many "pocket razors" made in Germany with a two-piece handle that fits in a small flat square metal case. See: Tiny Travel Razors at http://leisureguy.wordpress.com/2009/06/23/tiny-travel-razors/
Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Safety razors circa 1950 and older. Expert - robert-13
Question - Hi, I have a Norvell-Shapleigh Hardware Co. Diamond Edge Safety Razor No.10R set. Both razors, the box for the extra blades (plus two blades), the case, and the advertising box. Are these sets rare? Is it valuable?? Thanks! jrjohnrogers0@gmail.com
Answer - Congratulations, you have a rare item. Norvell-Shapleigh Hardware Co. of St. Louis sold Diamond Edge safety razors from 1910 to about 1919. I am not sure when the No. 10R set was made. The rarest Diamond Edge safety razor (1910) has two blades meeting at a roller guard at a 90-degree angle and could fetch $200 or more. It is shown in U.S. patent No. 875008, issued 31 Dec 1907 (see patents on this site). The newer Diamond Edge safeties use a single blade and are slightly more common, but still rare.
Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Gillette Brand Razors Expert - e sinker
Question - These are not the standard toggles. They do not have a date code, but a serial #. They also have a different head than a standard toggle. I thought that the 1-5 dial was much more rare than a 1-9 dial.
I also don't know if these model's even had a case. Some call these prototypes, I don't know if that is correct or not. I have seen cased 1-9 bottom dials, but never a 1-5 bottom dial, have you. Mine bottom dial has an aluminum handle, the 1-9 does not.

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Answer - Sorry, I did not understand in your first question that the dials actually registered just 1-5.
That fact changes everything. I am quite certain that these are prototypes and very likely totally
unique and therefore, the values would be very high, literally whatever someone would be willing
to pay for them. Like you, I have never encountered a 1-5 dial toggle, very interesting sorry I can't be or more help.
Category - Safety Razors Subcategory - Gillette Brand Razors Expert - e sinker
Question - I have been lucky enough lucky enough to obtain a 1-5 gold toggle, a 1-5 nickle toggle, and a 1-5 bottom dial. The gold toggle and bottom dial are in near mint condition and the nickle toggle is v.good condition. Information such as value, history and rarity would very helpful. Thank You Dave .
Answer - Based on my observations, the gold toggle is the least rare and I would value it at $20 - $60
based on whether the set is complete (Case, instructions, extra blades). The nickel toggle would
be much higher depending on the casing and presentation. I have one that is very complete with
outer box, inner leather folder, and internal folder with razor attached. It also includes the
instruction brochure and mail in registration slip. It is valued at $230 and I do not know about
other presentation sets of the nickel models. I would say they are rarer than the gold and would
easily be worth $80 - $150 depending on the accompanying materials. The bottom dial is by far the
rarest. I believe that only a few of these were manufactured in England and the pricing can range
from about $500 up to $600 and an important part of this model is the case which would have the magnifying glass part at the right side of the case. Good hunting on these.
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