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    Last week I met a man who inherited a very large collection of assorted antiques from his father. Apparently barber shop items were some of his favorites. He left behind over 500 straight razors, 300 mugs, dozens of brushes, strops etc. All of which were for sale.

    Unfortunatly for me, 500 of the razors were sold before I had the chance to make an offer. However I was able to purchase a collection of about 280 antique shaving mugs, 12 straights, 12 brushes, 2 Rolls Razors and some odds and ends. Now, Im taking time to sort them out and research the different styles and makes.

    If there are any mug experts in the crowd that would be willing to share some knowledge please send me a PM! Thanks!

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    The straights...
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    A pair of Bokers, Genevas, a King, Velvo, Wostenholm, Cattaraugus and a few more.
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    Your collection has grown a lot over the last few years. I think about two years ago you posted pictures of your barber shop display. Any chance of the happening again. I hope my collection does not just get sold off without care for it when my days come to pass. Most of us put a lot of time and effort into our collections. Those mugs should make a pretty impressive display in your shop.
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    You will need to find a new Barber shop building soon to fit the huge collection you have. Possibly the size of a WalleyMart
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    For a haircut just go down isle #3 turn left at the mugs, proceed past the brush kiosk and have a seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    Your collection has grown a lot over the last few years. I think about two years ago you posted pictures of your barber shop display. Any chance of the happening again. I hope my collection does not just get sold off without care for it when my days come to pass. Most of us put a lot of time and effort into our collections. Those mugs should make a pretty impressive display in your shop.
    as tragic as it sounds, if your collection is fairly substantial you could always will it to another collector.
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    amazing collection my friend
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    That is getting to be a great collection.
    For passing it on or for, heaven forbid, insurance claims, have a good catalog with prices paid.
    My kids have some idea of valuation so the stuff won't hit the market in a bulk dump!'
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    +1 for the updated barbershop photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarkus View Post
    Josh
    You will need to find a new Barber shop building soon to fit the huge collection you have. Possibly the size of a WalleyMart
    Josh'es Mega Shop
    For a haircut just go down isle #3 turn left at the mugs, proceed past the brush kiosk and have a seat.
    Har!!!
    Now that's funny!!!
    Why is it that I can never seem to bump into a collection like that??

    Pete <:-}
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    Did he mention who got the rest of the straights? I wonder if it was an eBay seller , those guys are really starting to hoard up ,, and from what you got he must have been a discriminating collector , I didn't see any junk there. Tc
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