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    Default "Voss Cutlery Co, Germany" Razor & Accessory in Silver Box ~ PLEASE HELP w/ INFO

    Hi Everyone !!!
    I've never had the pleasure of coming to your site & forums before...So, HI !!!
    I'm here in regards to an item i came across at a local estate sale last weekend & i'm hoping someone can review it & give me some info on it. I've scoured the internet looking for info on the item & cannot for the life of me find another anywhere !!??
    i've attached photos for your review......
    I just want an opinion from someone knowledgeable with razors of this kind.
    I also have more photos of additional shots & angles too if needed.

    From what i can tell, this RAZOR i found is a beauty....looking un-used & very old.


    Its a :
    * Safety Razor that is Stamped "Voss Cutlery Co., GERMANY"
    * It comes in a Silver Box which is also stamped "GERMANY" on the bottom.*
    * The box is lined in a blue velvet
    * Along with the shiny silver razor is a shiny silver box like thing...maybe a razor holder of some sort ????
    * It's Shiny with no Damage & barely has any surface scratches. It has absolutely no rusting or pitting & again, looks to me to be in mint condition to say the least !!!


    I'd like to know its age & the era its from, if its made of silver...sterling?, & the condition it's consider to be in as it looks mint & un-used to me but i know nothing about razors, & i would also love love love to know if anyone knows where i could get an estimated worth of the item.

    Again, I have tried to get info on it via the internet but all i find is Voss Straight Edge Razors....i CANNOT find another Voss Cutlery Co Safety Razor like this anywhere,.....i found an Apollo one that was similar..& a Gillette but neither was half as nice as this one & I cannot find another Voss Safety Razor....i have found some Voss Safety Razor Blades but thats about it.....????


    ** Any info on this would be so very much appreciated **


    I'll be very anxiously awaiting a response from someone or a bunch of you....lol


    & Thanks SO MUCH in advanced for any attention or assistance with this.

    ~Corey
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    HI and welcome to SRP.
    we do not give assessment of value, it is what a buyer is willing to pay for the item.
    I would guess the best bet at highest sale price is e-bay.
    Good luck.
    Stefan

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    Voss was a cutlery company in Solingen, Germany that made a full range of cutlery. Pocket knives, scissors, razors and what have you. Goins encyclopedia has them listed from 1909 - 1939 and again from 1968 to 1975. I imagine your item is from the earlier period. It is usually chrome plated brass but sometimes rhodium plate. Welcome to SRP.
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    Question MAINAMAN ~ I am looking for ANY & ALL info.....Anyone,....PLEASE ??

    * MAINAMAN * Okay, but can anyone give me additional info on the item as stated in my original post.
    I am not just looking for worth....(& by the way, worth IS NOT what a person is willing to pay...its what an actual item holds worth of....???)..but again, thats not what i was just looking for....
    i want to know additional info on the item, its age & era, if its sterling or not or some other metal, if they are common, rare or collectible in any way, & just more info on Voss & their Razors in general.
    & as already stated, i have looked EVERYWHERE...which includes eBay as well as thru my Worthpoint account...& i cannot find any records on another Voss Safety Razor & there are NONE listed on ebay at the current moment & when i do a google search i cant find any like this one i have & there are none in the records held at worthpoint either.
    I only come up with the actual razors or straight edges...no Voss Safety Razor like this. I found an Apollo one that was similar that ended on ebay last week but it didnt hit its reserve, so it left me still not knowing, & mine is way nicer then that one was as well....( well, as far as looks from what i can tell, maybe not brand wise or anything....but thats what im trying to find out....)
    But again, IM NOT JUST ASKING FOR WORTH. I want more info on the item & on Voss Cutlery Co Razors like this. ANY & ALL info i can get as i cant find any elsewhere.
    Some additional info would be appreciated
    THANK YOU.
    Hugs, Corey

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    Wink THANK YOU JimmyHAD !!!!

    * JimmyHAD *...now thats more like it. (wink wink)
    Thats what i was looking for....some info & yours is very helpful. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

    Im gonna go try to look at that Encyclopedia book you just mentioned & see what else i can come up with.

    Anymore of info from others is of course still welcomed & again, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!
    Hugs, Corey

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    I didn't realize that font type / color combination was even available - nice
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    The razor looks the regular brass that's been plated, and most certainly doesn't look mint or unused - your pictures show plenty of scratches and a little loss of plating.

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    You certainly take quality pictures. Wish I had the patience. If you really want to get into the value of safety razors, e-bay, of course sets the prices. If you, however, wish to learn more of safety razors with 1995( pre e-bay) prices look for a copy of Safety Razors, A price Guide by L-W Books. With this book you can get a relative value to other razors. This book is by Don and Mary Perkins ISBN#0-89538-035-8. It is 150 pages from their collection, etc. It is the only full color safety razor book I have seen, all though, sure more are around since i cut back on that collecting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrover66 View Post
    You certainly take quality pictures. Wish I had the patience. If you really want to get into the value of safety razors, e-bay, of course sets the prices. If you, however, wish to learn more of safety razors with 1995( pre e-bay) prices look for a copy of Safety Razors, A price Guide by L-W Books. With this book you can get a relative value to other razors. This book is by Don and Mary Perkins ISBN#0-89538-035-8. It is 150 pages from their collection, etc. It is the only full color safety razor book I have seen, all though, sure more are around since i cut back on that collecting.
    Good book with great photos but I would say ebay "completed items" is more accurate for current prices. Also there is the internet download available from Robert Waits. The Safety Razor Compendium. If you're a safety razor collector it is worth the $. Safety Razor Compendium by Robert K. Waits in Crafts & Hobbies
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