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    johnmrson and myself were at the big Nambour Collectorama on the Sunshine Coast today. This big showground market is a cross between a proper antique fair and a flea market. I've seldom failed to find a decent razor at it; today it was no exception and a nice turn of the century 6/8 Bengall found its way into my hands - crocus polish still intact and stuff-all hone wear. I know that sounds like an unexceptional find but decent razors found in the wild are more a rarity in Aus then they are in the US. There are no W&Bs here; no Double Ducks, or any of the well-known American makers that are the staples of collecting there. We have to be content with Invictas and Bengalls, mixed up with the occasional Solingen blade: mostly Gottas and Blue Wonders but sometimes a Boker rears its very welcome head! I saw such an example today: a Boker Ohio Farmer 5/8 with the etch "Radium" on the blade. Unfortunately the gouging bastard who had it wanted $125 for it with a junk blade and worn out paddle strop thrown in - so no dice.

    Anyway, the upshot of all this is that I urge all my fellow Aussies to get out to the markets and collector's fairs. There's good stuff to be found there. Oh, I forgot to mention, I found the best Rodgers I've ever seen at a fair last year - 40 bucks. Go find them.
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    But what about the pictures? You shouldn't just tease us with words.
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    No pics? It didn't happen. I think he's making it up. ha.
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    So, a common or garden Bengall is a rarity in North American parts eh?Name:  IMG_1801.jpg
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    That is an awesome Bengall, sure would like to find one like it for a reasonable price. I have had a couple in the past, got stupid and sold them. They do make great shavers......enjoy!
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    It is in very nice condition, and there is not any in my collection. I have not seen any in the wild and the few I have seen while touring the bat have been less than desirable or priced too high. I did have one on loan recently and it was a great razor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    It is in very nice condition, and there is not any in my collection. I have not seen any in the wild and the few I have seen while touring the bat have been less than desirable or priced too high. I did have one on loan recently and it was a great razor.
    Re post war Bengall's, this is probably why
    http://straightrazorplace.com/srpwik...T._R._%26_Sons
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    Ya, They paved the roads in AU With Bengalls as an underlyer.
    Go to an old road and sink your pike into the center stripe.
    Come up wearing Bengall earrings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onimaru55 View Post
    Re post war Bengall's, this is probably why
    http://straightrazorplace.com/srpwik...T._R._%26_Sons
    After viewing this link I wish I had kept my Bengall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoughBoy68 View Post
    After viewing this link I wish I had kept my Bengall.
    There's always a few on eBay.
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