Monday, May 30, 2011

1927 Rolls Razor Complete with all items




  
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  This Vintage 1927 Rolls Razor is a rare razor, it is rare to find it in such complete condition with
its original presentation box and instructions booklet. This 6” long chrome razor has some very minor surface wear to the surface and red blade guard, from being used. There are no breaks or any pieces missing from this vintage 1927 razor. The cardboard box has done its job protecting this razor and does have wear to its surface and corners, also, the top is separated from the bottom.

PRICE $25.00 OBO
SHIPPING $6.50 CONTINENTAL USA

1927 Rolls Razor Complete with all items

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INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.

Terms of Sale:
When I describe an object as 'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical wear and tear you
would expect with an older piece. Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like would be
expected as opposed to a NEW condition. If an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an item
has any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to your
attention in my description.  All sales final.




Items are in   VF or better  condition , as per Overstreet strict guidelines.  My grading can be explained by prior ebay buyers as one of the best! See Feedback.  I do combine won auction shipping cost. See my other  Auctions .

Rolls Razor Limited was a British company known for its manufacture of a sophisticated safety-razor and an "affordable" twin-tub washing machine.



The eponymous product was a sophisticated safety-razor which came in a metal box designed to allow the blade to be stropped against the lid and thus was not disposable, but unlike the straight razor it incorporated a safety guard and its size was closer to the early Gillette double blade disposable razor. The company wilted in the face of competition from the likes of Gillette.

The Rolls trademark, "The Whetter," was registered in the U.S. in 1950; the claimed first use was 1922. The U.S. patent for the method of attaching the blade to the handle was filed in 1925 and issued in 1930. The name "Rolls Razor (1927) Ltd." was used in advertising. The razor was still manufactured and sold until 1958 when the company was purchased by entrepreneur/corporate raider John Bloom who converted the factory from Rolls Razors to washing machines.

It seems that no one could bear to throw away a Rolls Razor. That must be why there are so many still around. Though not made by the Rolls-Royce company, the name was undoubtedly chosen to evoke the "Rolls" image of luxury and quality. The factory address was 255 Cricklewood Broadway, London, N.W. 2, with showrooms located at 197a, Regent St., London, W.1. A U.S. importer was Lee & Schiffer, East 44th St., New York City. By 1937 the U.S. distributor was Rolls Razor, Inc., 305 East 45th St., New York.

Rolls Razors, Ltd, made several models with variations based solely on casing material, finish and shape. The earliest models have a pebble-finish metal case. The nickel plated Imperial No. 2 is the most common along with the silver-plated Imperial which was packaged with a hard leatherette storage box. During World War II, the case was made all Aluminum. Older razors, pre-1930, do not have a Greek key pattern on the case. A gold-plated case was made before 1930, but is very rare. The two main shape variations were the “standard” Imperial which had a flat boxy shape with rounded corners and the Viscount which had a softer profile with shaped sides and rounded corners.

The case design evolved to a pattern of parallel zig-zag lines. Later razors have a 3-row Greek key design and with the "The Whetter" trademark near the end of the case. These cases measure 2-3/4 x 6 inches. The Viscount case design has a single Greek key row. The corners of the case are more rounded (about a 5/8-inch radius) than previous Rolls. The case dimensions are 2-7/8 x 6-1/4 inches.

By 1951 Rolls was also advertising the Viceroy Electric Dry shaver, or, the ad said, if you have "no electricity ... ask for the Viceroy non-electric mechanical dry shaver ... Press the lever and shave!" The mechanical version was operated by repeatedly squeezing a lever on the handle.

The Rolls Razor was successful enough that it had a similar British competitor, The Darwin, made by Darwins Ltd. (or Darwin, Ltd.; both spellings were used), Fitzwilliam Works, Sheffield, England. U.S. patents were filed in 1933 and issued in 1935. A British patent was issued in 1934. The Darwin case is longer and narrower than the Rolls. Darwin models include "Universal" and "De Luxe."


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Sunday, May 29, 2011

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Friday, May 27, 2011

1966 Gillette Super Speed Black Handle Silver Tip Safety Razor in Original Box









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1966 Gillette Super Speed Black Handle Silver Tip Safety Razor in Original Box

Super Speed Silver Tip Safety Razor.

Date code L-4

In great condition, with original box.

Great addition to any collection!

''FABULOUS - GILLETTE BLACK SILVER TIP SUPER SPEED"
(MADE IN U.S.A.)

  Ever wanted to experience the double edge shaving experience?  Here is the opportunity to own a
beautiful double edge razor like the one your Dad and Grandfather shaved with.

  I have searched the world trying different razors, and nothing is better than the antique
Gillette's double edges that are becoming so hard to find and they don't make the razors of today
like they use to!

  This is a nice razor, and will economically let you determine if you like the double edge
experience, while owning an antique collectible vintage shaving razor (Investment!!)

  Once you put this heavy warm metal to your face, you will throw away those cheap plastic things
forever. If you suffer from razor bumps or razor burn, this may be your answer.  This razor does
not cut the whisker off beneath the skin like the multi-edge razors of today.

  This razor is shiny plus has class! Makes A Perfect Shave! Stop watching and ''Buy-it-now'' So
you can ''Enjoy-it-now!"

PRICE $55.00 OBO
SHIPPING $5.60 CONTINENTAL USA

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PRIORITY MAIL OUTSIDE OF U.S.A.
INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.

Terms of Sale:
When I describe an object as 'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical wear and tear you
would expect with an older piece. Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like would be
expected as opposed to a NEW condition. If an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an item
has any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to your
attention in my description.  All sales final.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vintage Blue Feather Double Edge Safety Razor Blade



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Vintage Blue Feather Double Edge Safety Razor Blade..  NEAR MINT condition-----photo shows front/reverse of the wrapped blade.      


PRICE $8.00
SHIPPING $1.50 CONTINENTAL USA


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PRIORITY MAIL OUTSIDE OF U.S.A.
INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.


Terms of Sale:
When I describe an object as 'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical wear and tear you 
would expect with an older piece. Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like would be 
expected as opposed to a NEW condition. If an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an item 
has any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to your
attention in my description.  All sales final.



















Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Vintage Colonel Lee Whiskey Double Edge Safety Razor Blade.


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Vintage Colonel Lee Whiskey Double Edge Safety Razor Blade.  NEAR MINT condition---photo shows front/reverse of the wrapped blade.

PRICE $8.00
SHIPPING $1.50 CONTINENTAL USA

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INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.

Terms of Sale:
When I describe an object as 'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical wear and tear you
would expect with an older piece. Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like would be
expected as opposed to a NEW condition. If an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an item
has any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to your
attention in my description.  All sales final.

Monday, May 23, 2011

THE LAUREL ladies safety razor and nickle case





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THE LAUREL ladies safety razor and nickle case
  
   An extremely tiny razor "THE LAUREL" ladies safety razor and nickle case;  has blades on the inside
lid.  
  The razor has a bakelite head and tiny nickle handle, a ladies boudoir razor that makes a nice 
collectable.
  This little razor is "The Laurel Ladies Boudoir Safety Razor". The razor head unscrews 
to remove and replace the blade. This little safety razor is in very nice condition and 
measures only 1 1/2" in length and fits nicely in its original engraved tin.

   The front of the case is stamped "THE LAUREL LADIES BOUDOIS SAFETY RAZOR" -  This vintage razor 
and case are Made in England. 
  The top of the hinged lid has the above words in a laurel wreath. It also comes with 
three original Laurel Dumb-Bell razor blades in their original paper wrapper. 
  The tin measures about 1 5/8" by 1" by 1/2" and is in very good condition with very light wear 
inside and out.

PRICE $45.00 OBO
SHIPPING $5.60 CONTINENTAL USA


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INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:  I WILL NOT ALTER SELLING OR SHIPPING PRICE OR MARK AS A GIFT, I SHIP ONLY 
PRIORITY MAIL OUTSIDE OF U.S.A.
INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.


Terms of Sale:
When I describe an object as 'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical wear and tear you 
would expect with an older piece. Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like would be 
expected as opposed to a NEW condition. If an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an item 
has any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to your
attention in my description.  All sales final.



















Sunday, May 22, 2011

Vintage EDWIN JAY MASTER CUTLER DE Safety Razor Blade



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Vintage EDWIN JAY MASTER CUTLER DE Safety Razor Blade


PRICE $6.00
SHIPPING $1.50 CONTINENTAL USA


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INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.


Terms of Sale:
When I describe an object as 'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical wear and tear you 
would expect with an older piece. Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like would be 
expected as opposed to a NEW condition. If an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an item 
has any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to your
attention in my description.  All sales final.



















Gillette Tech Contract Razor












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Gillette Tech Contract Razor
Black colored Gillette Tech razor, called a Gillette Tech "Contract" razor. Made for the military, 1940's. 
In the original black plastic case! 


  THIS ITEM IS A 1942-1945 VINTAGE GILLETTE TECH SAFETY RAZOR IN A BAKELITE BOX WITH RAZOR 
BLADE IN PACKAGE


  THIS SAFETY RAZOR KIT WAS PRODUCED ONLY DURING WWII, AFTER WWII GILLETTE STOPPED PRODUCTION OF
THIS PRODUCT AND RETURNED TO FULL CIVILIAN PRODUCTION.  IF YOU FIND ONE OF THESE KEEP IT;  
YOU MAY NEVER SEE ANOTHER.


PRICE $45.00 OBO
SHIPPING $5.60 CONTINENTAL USA


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INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.


Terms of Sale:
When I describe an object as 'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical wear and tear you 
would expect with an older piece. Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like would be 
expected as opposed to a NEW condition. If an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an item 
has any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to your
attention in my description.  All sales final.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

VERY RARE 1927 Gillette Tuckaway G-in-D STAMPED Silver, New Improved







RICHARDS RAZORS
VERY RARE 1927 Gillette Tuckaway G-in-D STAMPED Silver, New Improved 




  This very nice Tuckaway in it's original case, the shaving kit comes from the 1920s - likely 1927 or 
1928 when these razors were not numbered. This razor has a G-in-D stamped on the underside of the
blade head. There is light vintage wear to the plating of the razor and the case. 


  As with almost every Gillette razor of this era, there is a hairline crack at the end of the handle
tube.  The crack is stable, the pieces are secure. Shaving is not affected.

  The teeth of the comb are straight. The razor has been sanitized in Barbicide and scrubbed with
antibacterial soap. The case is square and sturdy; the latch latches and opens as it should.


THIS ITEM IS A VERY RARE 1927 Gillette Tuckaway G-in-D STAMPED


  This razor is a 1927 Gillette "OLD TYPE" safety razor using the pioneering system of disposable blades.
(patented by Gillette in 1904).  Silver-plated Old Type "NEW IMPROVED" razor.


  This razor is extremely collectible, it has a marking of a "G inside a D" on the bottom of the
blade holder which means that at one point the razor was returned to the Gillette factory for repair.
  
  Apparently Gillette gauranted it's razors and if part of the razor got damaged you could return it
and they would either fix or replace the part.  When finished Gillette stamped a "G inside a D" so
that that piece was not eligible to be fixed for free twice.  As I was told by a representative from
the Gillette history department.  He told me also that the "G inside a D" stood for "Damaged Gillette."


  This is the really rare thing about this razor, think of the millions of safety razors Gillette sold
and the very small number of razors returned to be fixed!!  This razor is one;  you tell me how
many more there are that still exist.  If you find one you better keep it because there are very
few.  I've been collecting razors for about 40 years and I have only seen 3 of these razors with the GD.


PRICE $450.00 OBO
SHIPPING $5.60 CONTINENTAL USA


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PRIORITY MAIL OUTSIDE OF U.S.A.
INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.


Terms of Sale:
When I describe an object as 'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical wear and tear you 
would expect with an older piece. Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like would be 
expected as opposed to a NEW condition. If an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an item 
has any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to your
attention in my description.  All sales final.























































  










Friday, May 20, 2011

1920's C.V. Heljestrand Swedish Cased Razor Set








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1920's C.V. Heljestrand Swedish Cased Razor Set

1920's C.V. Heljestrand Swedish Cased Razor Set, silk lined Case, very lightly used; almost pristine
condition, handled and sold by M. Kindal of Paris.  Original Case marked Kindal on the inside.
 

  Vintage 1920's Swedish Kindal 7 day razor set in case with strop.
Vintage Swedish "seven day razor set" at least 80 years old.  Model is a Kindal.  Razor has imprinted
"C.V. Heljestrand, Eskilstuna, Sweden" on one side and "Kindal, Fabrique en Suede" on the other.
 
  There are 7 blades with names of the weekdays on the end - Mandag, Tisdag, Sondag, etc.
The razor has an extension that unscrews. There is a strop and also a small blade holder to use on
the strop.  Blades are still sharp.  Strop has very little wear.  Case still latches.
Fantastic vintage item for an old collector or a new one!

PRICE $125.00 OBO
SHIPPING $10.95 CONTINENTAL USA

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INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.

Terms of Sale:
When I describe an object as 'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical wear and tear you
would expect with an older piece. Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like would be
expected as opposed to a NEW condition. If an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an item
has any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to your
attention in my description.  All sales final.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

1930 Gillette "New" Style Safety Razor, Thick Bar Handle









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1930 Gillette "New" Style Safety Razor, Thick Bar Handle


  Gillette "NEW" style safety razor, gold plated. Has thicker bar handle. Three piece razor, top piece
has the bar that fits in blade slot with center stud for handle. Bottom blade holder has a slot in
the middle. Open comb. 1930's. 


  Beautifully cared for Vintage Gillette Razor. It was made between 1920 and 1934 according to a rep.
from Global Gillette.  This gold 3 piece razor has a Reissue Pat. number 17567 on the bottom of 
the 2 piece head.  Gillette "NEW" style safety razor, gold plated are beautiful works of art
that make excellent shavers.  The case and blade holder have vintage wear but are in servicable 
condition.


  With a bit of TLC this Gillette safety razor kit would be a great item for your collection or
daily use.


PRICE $25.00 OBO
SHIPPING $5.60 CONTINENTAL USA


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INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.


Terms of Sale:
When I describe an object as 'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical wear and tear you 
would expect with an older piece. Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like would be 
expected as opposed to a NEW condition. If an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an item 
has any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to your
attention in my description.  All sales final.























Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Vintage #2 1941 Gillette Ranger Tech safety razor


















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Vintage #2 1941 Gillette Ranger Tech safety razor. 


  According to my research: The Gillette Ranger Tech originally went into production for the holiday 
season in 1941 however production was canceled due to the outbreak of WWII. Gillette then went into
wartime production of blades and 3 piece techs for the troops. 
  
  When the war was over Gillette resumed production of the Twist To Open razors but the Ranger
had evolved into the Super Speed.  No Gillette collection is complete without a Ranger Tech.


  The center bar is unnotched, and the 1941 was made with no end caps.  TTO (Twist To Open) type, band 
above the TTO knob marked: Pat. Nos. On Package. Uses standard double edge blades. Very nice vintage
condition. 


  The razor and original box are in great vintage condition, this set is very hard to find these days
and would be a wonderful addition to any collection or as an every day razor.


PRICE $65.00 OBO
SHIPPING $5.60 CONTINENTAL USA


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INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.


Terms of Sale:
When I describe an object as 'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical wear and tear you 
would expect with an older piece. Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like would be 
expected as opposed to a NEW condition. If an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an item 
has any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to your
attention in my description.  All sales final.