08-16-2018, 01:29 PM
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 08-16-2018, 01:38 PM
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Gents,

This was a new listing on ebay...only an hour or two old, and luckily it had a Buy It Now Option!

A dead mint 1946-47 Gillette Aristocrat that appears to be unused...not a scratch, mark, or trouble spot in the plating on it!

It comes with the box, the gold blade holder, the original blue blades, and the original price tag of $3.79!!!

It was exactly what I had been looking for, and I was about to throw a Mont Blanc 149 with two tone nib up for trade on the forum to see if anyone had one of these that they were willing to part with since I had given up on finding one in original condition!

I can’t wait to get this beauty!

I hope that everyone is having a pleasant evening!

Vr

Matt

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 08-16-2018, 01:43 PM
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That's a great score Matt.

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 08-16-2018, 01:45 PM
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Thank-you Sir!  What a great thing to be grateful for this evening!  

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Matt

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 08-16-2018, 02:49 PM
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Beautiful razor!
I have an almost mint one that I have stored away.
I have a couple of user grade razors that I shave with.

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 08-16-2018, 02:58 PM
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I bought a near mint President but just the razor not the accessories. Great score.

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 08-16-2018, 02:58 PM
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  • Garb
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  • Oregon
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Nice razor. Very clean.

Did you mean blades like these?
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 08-16-2018, 03:07 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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Matt, this is the best example of "mint" I've ever seen. What a great score! Thanks for sharing Smile

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 08-16-2018, 03:13 PM
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Awesome find!

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 08-16-2018, 03:22 PM
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Thank-you fellas!  I have been on cloud nine since I was able to acquire this!  

I also acquired a user in very good condition two days ago.  I plan to squirrel this one away, and perhaps pass it on to one of my sons a few decades from now!

Vr

Matt

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 08-16-2018, 03:25 PM
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Very nice Sir! How do the blues shave? I haven’t tried one!

Vr

Matt




(08-16-2018, 02:58 PM)Garb Wrote: Nice razor. Very clean.

Did you mean blades like these?
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 08-16-2018, 03:28 PM
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  • Garb
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The vintage blades shaved very harsh as I recall. These blades are all sealed in original plastic wrap. Funny only 6 blades per container?

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 08-16-2018, 03:33 PM
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(08-16-2018, 03:28 PM)Garb Wrote: The vintage blades shaved very harsh as I recall. These blades are all sealed in original plastic wrap. Funny only 6 blades per container?

Ha!  Won’t be trying one of the originals then!

I am liking the mild razors paired with the feather blades, so I will try that with my user aristocrat!

Thanks!

Vr

Matt

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 08-16-2018, 08:01 PM
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  • Garb
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With the newer blade technology why would you want to use any of the older blades? I just feel like maybe they need stropped to make the edge more sharp. 

Wonder if anybody has had experience using the older blades? I know they didn't work for me.

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 08-17-2018, 04:05 AM
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  • dmshaver
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  • Kansas City
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Fantastic find, congratulations! Absolutely beautiful!

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 08-17-2018, 04:34 AM
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(08-17-2018, 04:05 AM)dmshaver Wrote: Fantastic find, congratulations! Absolutely beautiful!

Thanks Dave!

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Matt

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 08-17-2018, 06:16 PM
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Gorgeous. And by FAR my favorite shaving vintage Gillette.

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 08-17-2018, 09:27 PM
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  • Shaun
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Very good indeed Smile

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 08-18-2018, 02:12 AM
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Thanks gents! I am really hoping that I enjoy the user grade that I bought!

Have a great weekend!

Vr

Matt

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 08-18-2018, 11:01 AM
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