11-05-2022, 06:23 PM
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  • Shaun
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This was acquired at a market stall today, and I have never seen one in such pristine condition. Some signs of wear, but very minor. The blade case holds 9 of the original 10 (Edit:12) blades dated to 1917. Serial number on the head dates to 1917. Note the presence of the two original thumb tacks to hold the mirror in place. End of the handle has a distinctive G with D emblem.

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 11-05-2022, 07:15 PM
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(11-05-2022, 06:23 PM)Shaun Wrote: This was acquired at a market stall today, and I have never seen one in such pristine condition. Some signs of wear, but very minor. The blade case holds 9 of the original 10 (Edit:12) blades dated to 1917. Serial number on the head dates to 1917. Note the presence of the two original thumb tacks to hold the mirror in place. End of the handle has a distinctive G with D emblem.

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Excellent!!!  Clap  Bow  Thumbup

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 11-05-2022, 07:29 PM
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  • 2Chops
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Beautiful set.

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 11-05-2022, 07:50 PM
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Amazing condition for its age.

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 11-06-2022, 12:29 PM
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Gorgeous. Good find, Shaun.

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 11-06-2022, 02:58 PM
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  • chazt
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Shaun, I just love seeing all the interesting gems you show us. Thanks very much for sharingSmile

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 11-06-2022, 03:18 PM
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  • Shaun
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Pleasure. One detail I left out was that the seller (a handsome Frenchman, Marc, who looks out for these items for me) told me he had picked up the Set for me from a stall in Paris a couple of weeks earlier.  

On the base of the handle is a distinctive D in G stamp (see picture). As I understand it, this indicates not just silver plating on Old Type Gillettes, but that the item was imported into France. This would concur with the historical facts, and the mobilisation of American Forces on the Western Front in 1917. 

In my view, this makes the Set even more interesting. 

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