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    Hi Everyone,

    I just wanted to let you know that I've decided I didn't want to deal with selling a number of razors individually so they've been consigned to Morphy Auctions (6th March). However, the house didn't include some of the listing info I sent so I'll add relevant details here, and I can answer any questions.

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    Lot 53: A pair of Horrabin (Sheffield) razors, fairly early for them, I believe 1820s. The case is original to the pair and has a cloth covering.

    Lot 54: Large grouping. (a) Hancock / unresearched, early razor. (b) Joseph Brammer (Sheffield) frameback, probably 1820s-30s. (c) Harwood & Co stubtail, reground, c. 1800-1810 or the vicinity. (d) Clayton, unresearched, c. late 18th. (e) Robinson, unresearched, travel sized c. 1780s likely. (f) S&E (rather uninteresting razor, but I didn't decide the groupings). (g) John Shepherd ('WOLF'), scales are not horn, c. late 18th. (h) Joseph Rodgers, reground blade face but original finish elsewhere. (i) Norris travel sized in mottled horn with silver collars.

    Lot 55: (a) Marshes & Shepherd VR tapered razor, original finish but some oxidation. (b) Peters Brothers. (c) W. Greaves & Sons c. 1820, with etching 'Succefs to the Flour Trade' (with long 's'). (d) Reground Greaves Sheaf Works. (e) Witt travel razor with recessed tang (the tang is at a lower height than the blade face). (f) Critchfield / unresearched. (g) Early French razor with disposable blade - it can be unscrewed to reveal a thin blade inside, like a safety razor. (h) W. Gilchrist, Jersey City.

    Lot 56: (a) c. 1820s LaPorte 7-day changeable-blade set. The craftsmanship on the blades (intricately engraved) is fantastic. They don't mention that the locking mechanism doesn't work - blades insert fine and stay there by friction, but the sliding lock doesn't latch them. (b) a pair of Mappin & Webb in original morocco leather case (Mappin & Webb stamp on back of case). The razors are in original wood scales.

    Lot 57: Loose blades. (a) Unknown maker. (b) 18th century French. (c) Ibbotson c. 1830s I think. (d) W. Instanter c. 1820s-30s. (e) Early Wostenholm, probably pre-1820. (f) assorted cases, a hone that looks like frictionite but I have a feeling is not, couple strops, and a sterling silver brush handle (no bristles left) with really nice engravings.

    Lot 58: (a) Pretty generic Frederick Reynolds with original case. (b) Acier Fondu stubtail. This one should be shave ready or very nearly so, I used to shave with it. Scales have some big bug bites. c. 18th. A very early case is with it. (c) Plum from Bristol with original case. (d) Wostenholm Pipe razor with its original case.

    Lot 59: (a) Cased pair. The blades are not an original pair and the case is original to neither razor, but it's a decent set. Both razors have original crocus finish. (b) cased pair of Harrison Bros GcrownR (that would be the George from the 20th century).


    Let me know if you have any questions on them as descriptions over there are pretty sparse. I may have some old photos of better quality as well.
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    Well this is awful timing
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    I saw those listings go up ands was wondering were they had originated. Best of luck in the auction.
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    Good luck on the auction Science Guy. You have some nice historical lots up.
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    Interesting to note the estimates on the shaving mugs on page 1 of auction, had no idea they were that collectible. Are they yours ScienceGuy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grazor View Post
    Interesting to note the estimates on the shaving mugs on page 1 of auction, had no idea they were that collectible. Are they yours ScienceGuy?
    No, just the razors. I've learned to by and large ignore auction house estimates when it comes to razors. Sometimes they're spot on, most often they're either stupendously low or very high.

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    Just a heads up, apparently one of the lots didn't sell and they're relisting in an upcoming auction.

    https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item...traight-razors

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