05-12-2012, 04:55 AM
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I'm heading out to do some antiquing with the family today. I'm very excited since we are heading to a town that I've not antiqued in before. I've hit pretty much everything within a 30-45 minute radius from where I live. I plan on taking some quick picks of what I notice today that is shave related. So this thread could have lots of pics or none. Follow along with me & feel free to share stories of your best and/or worst hunting trip.

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 05-12-2012, 07:21 AM
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Hunting for antiques is one of my favorite past time, I'm excited to see what treasures you discover.

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 05-12-2012, 07:37 AM
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I went out the other day and found a lot of great things--not shaving related. I'm always looking for things that can be restored and made functional again.

Good luck and have fun.
BTW, I should start taking my camera because I found some truly awesome items that came from a very old barber shop. A massive copper towel steamer that you need to see.... ahhhh screw it, I'm going out too. LOL
If those items are still there I'll get pics and prices.

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 05-12-2012, 08:26 AM
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A couple straights in bad condition.

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Rolls Razor

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Old Spice Mug: Grand Turk & Recovery: $12

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Old spice mug Grand Turk & Tech razor $8 each.

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$92.50 for a Kriss Kross razor sharpener?!?!

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Valet AutoStrop: $14.95

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 05-12-2012, 08:57 AM
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I'm so jealous. In Australia and even worse, Western Australia, there are very slim pickings on the antique front. I'm afraid I've resigned myself to trawling the dreaded bay. Not many bargains there, but my only real opportunity to find something vintage.

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 05-12-2012, 09:01 AM
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So far my votes are for the Frameback and the really nice condition Valet.

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 05-12-2012, 09:04 AM
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(05-12-2012, 09:01 AM)Tonality Wrote: So far my votes are for the Frameback and the really nice condition Valet.

Ignorance showing here, but what's the Frameback?

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 05-12-2012, 09:07 AM
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(05-12-2012, 09:04 AM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(05-12-2012, 09:01 AM)Tonality Wrote: So far my votes are for the Frameback and the really nice condition Valet.

Ignorance showing here, but what's the Frameback?

The top straight razor in your picture. The blade is seemingly held in a frame. Seems to be in decent condition too and I'm sure some SR collector might love it. Depends on the price though.

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 05-12-2012, 09:12 AM
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(05-12-2012, 09:07 AM)Tonality Wrote:
(05-12-2012, 09:04 AM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(05-12-2012, 09:01 AM)Tonality Wrote: So far my votes are for the Frameback and the really nice condition Valet.

Ignorance showing here, but what's the Frameback?

The top straight razor in your picture. The blade is seemingly held in a frame. Seems to be in decent condition too and I'm sure some SR collector might love it. Depends on the price though.

Is it a true straight or more like a shavette?

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 05-12-2012, 09:12 AM
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Get the Valet and one of those Wallace for President buttons.Smile

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 05-12-2012, 09:16 AM
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(05-12-2012, 09:12 AM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(05-12-2012, 09:07 AM)Tonality Wrote:
(05-12-2012, 09:04 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Ignorance showing here, but what's the Frameback?

The top straight razor in your picture. The blade is seemingly held in a frame. Seems to be in decent condition too and I'm sure some SR collector might love it. Depends on the price though.

Is it a true straight or more like a shavette?

Should be a true straight, just a different blade style. What's the name on it?

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 05-12-2012, 09:25 AM
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This one's for "Burma Shave" Gary: $10

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Framed set of straights: $35 each

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Mugs/Scuttles & Bay Rum AS:

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Assorted razors ($5 ea.), mugs, barbicide container ($25):

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(05-12-2012, 09:16 AM)Tonality Wrote:
(05-12-2012, 09:12 AM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(05-12-2012, 09:07 AM)Tonality Wrote: The top straight razor in your picture. The blade is seemingly held in a frame. Seems to be in decent condition too and I'm sure some SR collector might love it. Depends on the price though.

Is it a true straight or more like a shavette?

Should be a true straight, just a different blade style. What's the name on it?

I'll have to go back & look. I'm at a different shop now. Thanks for the help! Biggrin

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 05-12-2012, 09:30 AM
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Looks like a few goodies there. Is there something sticking out of that Standard Old Type/Single Rings handle end?

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 05-12-2012, 09:40 AM
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@Dave, there were 2 1912 in that mug of assorted razors. One barely opened & the other barely stayed shut. I'll keep looking!

(05-12-2012, 09:30 AM)Tonality Wrote: Looks like a few goodies there. Is there something sticking out of that Standard Old Type/Single Rings handle end?

Yes, a screw! I couldn't get it to turn at all. Most of the DEs there didn't even have the baseplate. Just handles screwed onto the heads. I was sorely disappointed.

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 05-12-2012, 09:51 AM
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(05-12-2012, 09:40 AM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(05-12-2012, 09:30 AM)Tonality Wrote: Looks like a few goodies there. Is there something sticking out of that Standard Old Type/Single Rings handle end?

Yes, a screw! I couldn't get it to turn at all. Most of the DEs there didn't even have the baseplate. Just handles screwed onto the heads. I was sorely disappointed.

That's just sad... A screw though? Why would someone do that?

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 05-12-2012, 09:57 AM
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(05-12-2012, 09:25 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: This one's for "Burma Shave" Gary: $10

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Framed set of straights:

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Mugs/Scuttles & Bay Rum AS:

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Assorted razors, mugs, barbicide container:

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(05-12-2012, 09:16 AM)Tonality Wrote:
(05-12-2012, 09:12 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Is it a true straight or more like a shavette?

Should be a true straight, just a different blade style. What's the name on it?

I'll have to go back & look. I'm at a different shop now. Thanks for the help! Biggrin

The name on it is Bryford. I just zoomed in on my picture. I'm going to go back to see what the price is. Any idea what a good price would be? Thanks again!

(05-12-2012, 09:12 AM)Johnny Wrote: Get the Valet and one of those Wallace for President buttons.Smile

I think I'm going to offer $10 for the VAS & see what they say.

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 05-12-2012, 10:07 AM
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I couldn't find information on that brand name, though one similar razor sold on ebay for only $2.50. If it's cheap it might be worth it, it seems to have a decent amount of blade left. If a SR user could comment that would be nice!

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 05-12-2012, 10:26 AM
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Picked up the VAS. Now to figure out how to remove the blade. It's in there pretty good.

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 05-12-2012, 10:45 AM
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I never found anything in the way of shaving gear I'd consider buying at antique malls or flea markets, and I used to go to quite a few of them. Not much available in this area. Most of the stuff I have came from the B/S/T, eBay, or was bought new.

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 05-12-2012, 10:48 AM
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(05-12-2012, 10:07 AM)Tonality Wrote: I couldn't find information on that brand name, though one similar razor sold on ebay for only $2.50. If it's cheap it might be worth it, it seems to have a decent amount of blade left. If a SR user could comment that would be nice!

They wanted $15 for it. Upon inspection it really looked like you could slide the blade out & put a new one in the frame. I passed on it.

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