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    If I had more time for restoring and had a face that could handle everyday shaving, that would be pretty cool to give him a respectable number for all those loose blades.

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    I knew it!!

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    ME? Small-change compared to the heavy-hitters!
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    Your Bismarcks are all belong to me.
    For some razors, a belt sander is a perfectly normal honing tool.
    Never let anyone who does not shave with a straight razor hone yours.
    Pretty don't shave.

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    Alas.....We have no Bismarcks..

    The Canadian fellow has hoarded them all!

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    Very impressive collection, wouldn't say no to one of the NOS looking Otto Deutsch razors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinnermint View Post
    If I had more time for restoring and had a face that could handle everyday shaving, that would be pretty cool to give him a respectable number for all those loose blades.
    Yep, I'd love to score an awesome blade lot like that!
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    Was thinking. As far as collecting goes, I am fond of most all of my razors. Most have a story as I collected a blade here and some scales there.
    Some came from friends and some have a good memory of discovery.
    Some have satisfaction of an auction won or are rewards of pursuit and purchase. Sacrifice even.
    Lots of horse-trading, pinning, fixing. The joy of finding something which I had never seen, nor heard-of.
    Learning of the history.
    Possessing something unique which no one else has or in such a condition no one else might have.
    Finally, the work of making them shave as they should and actually using them.

    Were I a rich man and just bought a pile I don't think I would be as fond of them.
    Like a rich man buying a fancy car. It would be just a car. Into the garage with the others.
    Just a thought......

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    Totally with you on that thought.

    I would be quite surprised if he sells the entire collection as a unit - it just seems like more than anyone who isn’t a well-healed hoarder of shaving stuff could afford or want.

    It appears he isn’t interested in eBay, but might turn it over to an auction house when he runs out of patience.

    Some of us might have the opportunity to find something we’ve been hunting for when that happens.
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    I was in contact with him, I don't want to discuss our entire conversation but he's a super nice guy with a medical condition that is now preventing from using his straight razors. He's avoiding the bay and other auction sites because he doesn't want to deal with the fees and stuff, basically. He's also pretty overwhelmed with sorting through his collection that has taken him decades to amass. So for the moment he's sticking with posting small bits locally on Kijiji.

    By selling his collection, he feels like he's selling his children, so he's extremely concerned that the items go to people who will appreciate them, which I understand. But I also know that he's overwhelmed with people contacting him about all the choppers in his collection, from this forum as well as others.
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