11-13-2019, 11:44 PM
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I have found an antique straight razor in my late father's effects and would like to know more about it and what it might be worth. The blade is etched with 

THE CELEBRATED HOLLOW GROUND RAZOR
MANUFACTURED BY 
CHALLENGE RAZOR WORKS
BRIDGEPORT CONN.

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The company name and location are also engraved on the tang.

The handle looks like ivory, but feels more like plastic. I am assuming it is celluloid. 

Can anyone provide further info?

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 11-14-2019, 05:22 AM
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The true value is perhaps sentimental. It probably wouldn’t fetch a great sum on BST or EBay.

Probably not worth selling it after eBay fees, PayPal, fees, usps fees, and the time to list it/go to the post office.

Vr

Matt

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 11-15-2019, 12:02 PM
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  • Gabe
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Matt is right. Great sentimental value.

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 11-15-2019, 12:39 PM
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Welcome to TSN! 

I agree with the comments by Matt and Gabe.  Even if it lacks resale value, a razor belonging to your father is a priceless heirloom.  You should consider having it restored.  You may never use it, but the restored razor will be beautiful and stop deteriorating.   One of our members, Max Sprecher, does superb restorations.

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