02-06-2016, 06:54 PM
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  • Shaun
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If you are prone to jealousy, do NOT read any further.

Today's acquisitions:

1 X Gillette Aristocrat #16, 1948, Made in England, 82 grams
1 X Gillette (Aristocrat?) #58, 1956, Made in England, with shipper and case, mint condition, cellophane still around silo doors, complete with blades, 68 grams
1 X Culmak Plus brush, hog bristle, in pack, unused.
1 X Fat Handle Tech handle (English)
1 X Australian "Club" blade sample card, circa 1948
A few blades.
[Image: K48AkIF.jpg]
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Total cost? Sure you want to know? 

Not going to weep?? 

In US dollars: $46. Oh yes.

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 02-06-2016, 07:42 PM
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Epic awesome!!

Congratulations big time. happy for you.

Never seen a NOS #58 before. Amazing!

One of my favorite shavers for sure!!

Cool cool cool!!!

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 02-06-2016, 08:47 PM
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  • ben74
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The 58 is indeed a British Aristocrat model.

Made in two models: aluminium (34g) and nickel plated brass (68g).
More aggressive than its American-made cousins.
Highly sought after.
Made from 1953-1954 stamped "Patent Pending" and from 1955-1956 or 1957 stamped "Brit Pat 694 093"
As of 1956 the razor case came with a loop around the knob of the handle.

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 02-06-2016, 09:06 PM
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  • Shaun
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(02-06-2016, 08:47 PM)ben74 Wrote: The 58 is indeed a British Aristocrat model.

Made in two models: aluminium (34g) and nickel plated brass (68g).
More aggressive than its American-made cousins.
Highly sought after.
Made from 1953-1954 stamped "Patent Pending" and from 1955-1956 or 1957 stamped "Brit Pat 694 093"
As of 1956 the razor case came with a loop around the knob of the handle.

Thank you Ben. Yes, I have seen an advertisement for the 58, calling it an Aristocrat. When I think of Aristocrats more generally, I think of them as having the  thick, flat base plate, although of course the #66 doesn't have that. Still, though, yes, the #58 is beautiful in its own right. I have another in need of some repair, but otherwise it is shiny and pretty.

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 02-06-2016, 09:21 PM
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Hate to admit it but I am jealous!  Nice haul.

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 02-07-2016, 12:22 PM
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  • Tomo
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You are living the dream! Congrats!!

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 02-19-2016, 07:37 AM
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Very cool!

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 02-21-2016, 11:46 AM
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I do prone to jealousy, and unfortunately I kept reading  Undecided Eyepop
Biggrin
Enjoy

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 02-21-2016, 09:04 PM
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(02-06-2016, 06:54 PM)Shaun Wrote: If you are prone to jealousy, do NOT read any further.

Today's acquisitions:

A few blades.
[Image: K48AkIF.jpg]
[Image: cjvxcJo.jpg]

Those 7 O'Clock blades are pre-Gillette, when 7 O'Clock was an AutoStrop company.

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 02-22-2016, 01:58 PM
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Wow.  Such a sweet haul.  

I used to get jealous, but I don't much anymore.  I'm actually happy for you.  

One day I scored a cased Darwin Deluxe for $30 so I think I've had my share of outstanding luck.

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 02-22-2016, 02:06 PM
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  • Shaun
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(02-22-2016, 01:58 PM)kingfisher Wrote: Wow.  Such a sweet haul.  

I used to get jealous, but I don't much anymore.  I'm actually happy for you.  

One day I scored a cased Darwin Deluxe for $30 so I think I've had my share of outstanding luck.

I am the same. It is with tongue in cheek I used the word 'jealousy'. I, too, am pleased when someone scores something pretty for a real bargain, and in which the transaction leaves all parties happy. In some respects I am hoping to demonstrate that you don't have to pay huge amounts to secure beautiful collectibles. Thank you for your post.

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