03-02-2013, 11:47 AM
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Just wondering if anyone has seen one of these come up for sale recently or in the past. I've only seen one come up for sale on Ebay and it sold for $500 so I'm not sure if it was a fair representation of its value. $75 was a great deal of money back in 1930.

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 03-02-2013, 09:37 PM
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i know two folks who have one, but have never seen one for sale.
The handle is sure a work of art!

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 03-03-2013, 09:39 PM
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  • Shaun
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I saw one once...in my dreams Smile

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 03-04-2013, 09:23 AM
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I sure like mine, however mine is a 1918 old type Aristocrat DE Luxe

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 03-04-2013, 10:03 AM
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  • slantman
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Those sets are incredibly beautiful.

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 03-04-2013, 10:16 AM
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  • Attila
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Wow! Beautiful indeed. Those pieces belong in a museum yet I'm sure they are durable enough to shave with regularly. After all, that's what they were designed for. What great works of art though... Thanks for posting this.

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 03-05-2013, 09:40 AM
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Ya we have a 1918 style one too.

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 03-06-2013, 07:28 AM
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They really are a work of art. The gold plating must be really thick in order to get achieve that deep engraving. If one ever comes up for sale again, what would be a fair price range?

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 03-07-2013, 01:26 AM
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(03-06-2013, 07:28 AM)Shaveologist Wrote: If one ever comes up for sale again, what would be a fair price range?

I dont think you will find one for a fair price, they dont come around often.

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 03-07-2013, 03:24 AM
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 03-07-2013, 06:28 AM
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  • Shaun
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If you shave with one of these, do you end up with rococo swirls all through your stubble?

Prior to shaving, I'd first feel obliged ( and entitled) to slip into my enormous James II wig -- tied back with mauve ribbons of silk -- and my jewel-encrusted silver buckled shoes, then insist on being carried in to my commodious bathroom on a velvet-cushioned sedan while 20 pantalooned courtiers bow fawningly and a droll troupe of dancing "little people" spray the air with gallons of Aqua di Parma pre-shave whatsamacallit

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 03-07-2013, 06:32 AM
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According to an inflation calculator (which isn't perfect but gives some idea...)

What cost $75 in 1930 would cost $1018.95 in 2012.

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 03-07-2013, 06:53 AM
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  • Dave
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(03-07-2013, 06:32 AM)zenless Wrote: According to an inflation calculator (which isn't perfect but gives some idea...)

What cost $75 in 1930 would cost $1018.95 in 2012.

So $500 was a steal Biggrin

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 03-07-2013, 07:22 AM
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(03-07-2013, 06:32 AM)zenless Wrote: According to an inflation calculator (which isn't perfect but gives some idea...)

What cost $75 in 1930 would cost $1018.95 in 2012.
Or $1054.74 in 2013 US dollars

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=%24...dollars%29

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 03-08-2013, 07:47 AM
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I'd value that set at $1500 - $2000. Honestly the one we have we traded with another high profile collector in the UK and we traded 3-4 sets that each could have been sold for $500+

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 03-12-2013, 10:45 AM
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Thanks for the info Matt, I was not expecting $1500-$2000 for a set, but then again I'm no expert.

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 03-12-2013, 01:08 PM
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  • Blue line
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That is a beautiful set.

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