09-04-2016, 02:14 PM
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Quote: As promised I am finally getting vintage items on our site in our Razor section. Just go to our site abovethetie.com, click on razors and select vintage. My goal is to have a variety of razors and razor sets at various price points. These razors and razor sets will have been sanitized, cleaned, polished and made shave ready. There will be daily users and collector grade items. You can purchase a vintage razor from us with confidence. We want to be that go to place for your vintage shaver. We take the labor, time and risk out of acquiring vintage razors. Below is a photo sampling of what we will be offering.
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 09-04-2016, 02:34 PM
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Very nice, Stan. Do you plan to stock vintage SE razors as well?

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 09-04-2016, 02:48 PM
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(09-04-2016, 02:34 PM)pbrmhl Wrote: Very nice, Stan. Do you plan to stock vintage SE razors as well?

Yes. Will start working on some nice cased Gems and Evereadys soon. Now that I have retired from Health care I can devote more time to hunting razors!

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 09-04-2016, 02:54 PM
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(09-04-2016, 02:48 PM)stan Wrote:
(09-04-2016, 02:34 PM)pbrmhl Wrote: Very nice, Stan. Do you plan to stock vintage SE razors as well?

Yes. Will start working on some nice cased Gems and Evereadys soon. Now that I have retired from Health care I can devote more time to hunting razors!

I love hunting razors and lately I found some very rare pieces. Takes some time but patience pays off eventually!



The razors at your site are all in excellent condition. Another place for vintage shavers. That's absolutely great!

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 09-04-2016, 03:03 PM
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Great news!  Thanks Stan!

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 09-05-2016, 12:39 AM
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I thought prices weren't to bad


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 09-05-2016, 02:36 AM
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I don't think the prices are so bad. You get a cleaned and sterilized razor in excellent condition. Most of them look brand new. Buying shaving items from ebay or etsy, most of the times it's a risk. You are not 100% sure about what you get, the description is not that accurate. Not all the members have access to flea markets or antique stores. Stan is a trusted member of the community.

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 09-05-2016, 04:35 AM
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Stan -

Will you please stop linking images from B&B?  I have no desire to log in to another website just to see your pictures.

They look very nice on your site.  If you must link instead of attaching them here, why not link directly to your website so everyone can see them?

Thanks.

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 09-08-2016, 06:49 PM
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Here are some more that will be on our site soon.
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 09-08-2016, 09:04 PM
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It would break my heart to sell one of those ...  Blush
That's why the buying and selling business didn't work for me.

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 09-09-2016, 03:05 AM
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(09-08-2016, 09:04 PM)lloydrm Wrote: It would break my heart to sell one of those ...  Blush
That's why the buying and selling business didn't work for me.
I know what you mean, you'd like to keep them all for yourself! But as a Chevy dealer once told me, every model year when he gets that first new Vette, he wants to stash it away for himself, but as a dealer ya gotta move 'em out!

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 09-09-2016, 03:12 AM
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(09-08-2016, 09:04 PM)lloydrm Wrote: It would break my heart to sell one of those ...  Blush

I know what you mean. About 8-9 months ago I sold almost all my vintage razors. Some of them were in very good condition. After a while, I regretted it. It's not like the modern razors, you can't find them whenever you want. But the last month, I was able to buy again these models along with others and all are in mint condition. These razors will never leave my den. Now I know that I won't be able to get them again, it was very hard to find all these.

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 09-09-2016, 04:37 AM
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Honestly, it does get very hard not to keep some of them. The photo above of the Aristocrat is especially tempting. That one is tempting me.
Just clarify, someone asked about replating, these razors in our Vintage section have their original plating. We sell replates in another section on our site.

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 09-09-2016, 04:48 AM
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(09-09-2016, 04:37 AM)stan Wrote: Honestly, it does get very hard not to keep some of them. The photo above of the Aristocrat is especially tempting. That one is tempting me.
Just clarify, someone asked about replating, these razors in our Vintage section have their original plating. We sell replates in another section on our site.

When will you be listing the President?

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 09-09-2016, 11:33 AM
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(09-09-2016, 04:48 AM)gp569900 Wrote:
(09-09-2016, 04:37 AM)stan Wrote: Honestly, it does get very hard not to keep some of them. The photo above of the Aristocrat is especially tempting. That one is tempting me.
Just clarify, someone asked about replating, these razors in our Vintage section have their original plating. We sell replates in another section on our site.

When will you be listing the President?

Yes. I have handed the next step over to Matt. They should be listed in a couple days or so.

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 09-09-2016, 11:35 AM
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What is the difference between an American Aristocrat and a President? They look very similar.

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 09-09-2016, 12:12 PM
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(09-09-2016, 11:35 AM)nikos.a Wrote: What is the difference between an American Aristocrat and a President?  They look very similar.

The American Aristocrat was made in many forms from 1910 to 1951.  The President started production in 1953.  Several of the first year Presidents were actually made with possible leftover handles from the 48-51 run of Aristocrats.  You can tell those in that that they have a handle with an upper knurled band and smooth lower band.  Most Presidents have knurling on both bands.  Gillette resurrected the Aristocrat name from 61 to 67 or 68 when it sold the Gold Plated Slim Adjustable.  As for the major difference in the late Aristocrats and the President, the President was plated with Rhodium on the handle and heavy bright nickel on the head.  It came in a nicer packaging and cost more.  The better comparison is between the Aristocrat and the Diplomat.  Both were plated in Gold.  Very similar.

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 09-09-2016, 12:14 PM
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(09-09-2016, 12:12 PM)gp569900 Wrote:
(09-09-2016, 11:35 AM)nikos.a Wrote: What is the difference between an American Aristocrat and a President?  They look very similar.

The American Aristocrat was made in many forms from 1910 to 1951.  The President started production in 1953.  Several of the first year Presidents were actually made with possible leftover handles from the 48-51 run of Aristocrats.  You can tell those in that that they have a handle with an upper knurled band and smooth lower band.  Most Presidents have knurling on both bands.  Gillette resurrected the Aristocrat name from 61 to 67 or 68 when it sold the Gold Plated Slim Adjustable.  As for the major difference in the late Aristocrats and the President, the President was plated with Rhodium on the handle and heavy bright nickel on the head.  It came in a nicer packaging and cost more.  The better comparison is between the Aristocrat and the Diplomat.  Both were plated in Gold.  Very similar.
Thanks for the info!

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 09-12-2016, 01:09 PM
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Matt just loaded up a few more goodies on our vintage razor section of our site (abovethetie.com) check them out.
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 09-12-2016, 01:21 PM
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Great razors! I was intrigued by the #66, but... ouch.

Now I have to re-estimate the value of my vintage razors, especially the one of the almost-NOS, patent pending aluminum #58 from 1953.

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