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    Default A.W. Reich 5/8 Razor. Anyone heard of before?

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    Not bad looking razor in my eyes but I can find no info whatever on this item. Is it rare?
    Made in a place then called Stettin (Germany) by A.W. Reich
    Also says Garantie - Stettin with the numbers 333 or possibly 338 on the reverse.

    Can anyone shed any light on it please? Does it have much value?

    Any help greatly appreciated.
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    Stillen? I don't think so. And it will have exactly the value which you attribute to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinK View Post
    Stillen? I don't think so. And it will have exactly the value which you attribute to it.
    Stettin.

    Oops. No idea why I wrote Stillen.
    Now corrected.
    I asked re the value as I intend reducing the number of blades I have
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    Well, Stettin is a former east German city, which now lies in Poland. I doubt that the Poles would have used the city's German name, so if I had to wager a guess, I would say that it's a pre-war item. Likewise, I doubt that "Stettin" is the city of origin, but rather that it was made in Solingen. It looks like any other vintage 5/8 Solingen razor.

    As for appraisals, please see the FAQ. I have never found this position towards appraisals helpful, but that is what you get here.
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    No info for you unfortunately. Could it have been made elsewhere in Germany and sold through a cutlery shop? Valuations cannot be given on this forum. It is worth what you are willing to sell it for and a buyer is willing to pay.

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    Thanks Rob & Bob.
    Interesting thoughts.

    The only connection I could find was to a photograph being listed on the bay which seems to show A.W Reich as a photographer so perhaps they are a just retailer as suggested.

    Further checks following that line of thought seems to show AW Reich were a 'Stahlwarengeschäft' and not a maker.
    Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rizla01 View Post
    Further checks following that line of thought seems to show AW Reich were a 'Stahlwarengeschäft' and not a maker.
    Interesting.
    Yea, loosely translated to cutlery store.

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