01-03-2015, 07:17 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Markets in Sydney. Excellent finds. All from the one seller. Total cost?

Read this and weep: $97US ($120 Aussie)...

So what did I get:

Check the pics:

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I don't normally collect Valet razors, but it came with the lot. Shipper, though and strop intact. And the biggest surprise was the Valet Brush, made in England, and it's badger hair with hog. I'm astonished. matching set Smile I'd have bought the brush alone, but I couldn't in all conscience break up a set like that, now could I?

Then the ball-end Tech in the bakelite case. Good condition.

Then the piece de resistance....the Gillette Aristocrat #16 in heavy rhodium, complete with case, razor cart and instructions. Made in England, solid base plate. I almost fainted.

This razor is in SUPERB condition. There's not the slightest spot on it, not the slightest blemish.

I have never shaved with one. Mr Razor puts the weight at 82g, the heaviest of the Aristocrats (and the smoothest to operate, apparently, but my scales say 80g. It dates from 1948

Lucky boy, or do you all completely hate me now? Smile

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 01-03-2015, 07:22 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Bayside, NY
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No hate. Some jealous admiration maybe, and a dollop of envy on the side. I never see old razors anywhere - must start looking with eyes wider open Shok

Congratulations on the great score!

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 01-03-2015, 07:23 PM
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That is quite the score. You will love the #16. It shaves like a dream!

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 01-03-2015, 07:38 PM
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Wow. You are a lucky son of a gun! That's the find of a lifetime! Congratulations!

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 01-03-2015, 08:22 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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I'm not just lucky, but observant. I ask questions. Sometimes it pays off, clearly. The person who sold me this lot mentioned some months back she 'might' have some old shaving gear, or rather her friend might. I was at the same market today, she came good Smile. She was happy to accept my offer. I was glad to pay it.

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 01-03-2015, 08:26 PM
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Congrats on the find!! That Aristo looks superb!!

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 01-04-2015, 04:22 AM
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  • celar36
  • Enjoying Life 1 shave at time
  • London, UK
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Who are you? We do not speak to you Cool

Congratulations, truly happy for you !

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 01-04-2015, 07:53 AM
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Those white Gillette blade cases are rather hard to come by, so that in itself is a score. Plus the case looks great.


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 01-04-2015, 08:03 AM
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Wow great find!!

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 01-04-2015, 09:43 AM
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  • ajc347
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  • Exeter, UK
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That's awesome Shaun. Well done mate. Smile

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 01-04-2015, 01:01 PM
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Nice haul - enjoy

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 01-04-2015, 01:59 PM
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What a score! I love it all! No hatorade in these veins.

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 01-04-2015, 07:47 PM
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 01-05-2015, 12:09 PM
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  • MaxP
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  • Madison, WI
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Very nice buy. Thanks for sharing.

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 01-05-2015, 12:16 PM
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  • Deuce
  • Just a guy
  • Cave Creek
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Outstanding! Let us know how the #16 shaves

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 01-05-2015, 02:52 PM
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  • Carson
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  • Adelaide, Australia
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Great stuff Shaun. I don't know how you keep on finding this great stuff locally.

Nice package! Cool

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 01-05-2015, 09:16 PM
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  • Dino
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  • St Helens, England
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Nice score,

Great condition on some quality items.

Congrats and enjoy the shaves

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 01-06-2015, 02:28 AM
#18
  • Lando
  • This deal is getting worse all the time
  • Bellevue, WA
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you'll love the shave the 16 provides.

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