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    Default Three new gillettes to add to the collection!

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    A yard sale up the street had three of these for sale, snatched them up for $5 a piece. Probably could have gotten all three for five since the guy had no idea what they were worth! (the flare tip next to the gold one I owned previously)

    Wondering if anyone has any info on the two adjustables and the gold three piece. I figure they are all good razors so I got a new blade sampler pack to pick some out before I leave for school in a month. I'll sell one or two of them and completely recover my expenditures and then some!

    the leftmost razor has a date code of F-2, next one is J-1, the flare tip is L-3, and the gold one I cant find a date code on!
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    F-2 is a 1960 Fatboy from the second quarter. The J-1 is a slim 1964 from the first quarter. The flare tip is a 1966/3rd quarter......flare tip. The gold looks like a 40's ball end tech. Depending on the condition, you could get $45-175 on the fatboy, $15-30 on the slim, about $12-20 on the flare tip, and about $5-10 on the ball end.
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    Congratulations -- awesome luck!

    Costabro hit the nail on the head, that's a 1940s Gold Tech (I have one). Gives a nice, mild shave.

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    You are so lucky! I've always wanted a Slim marked J-1 (1:st quarter 1964), since James Bond used the same razor in Goldfinger (1964). I bet that one met James Bond's razor at the Gillette factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Costabro View Post
    F-2 is a 1960 Fatboy from the second quarter. The J-1 is a slim 1964 from the first quarter. The flare tip is a 1966/3rd quarter......flare tip. The gold looks like a 40's ball end tech. Depending on the condition, you could get $45-175 on the fatboy, $15-30 on the slim, about $12-20 on the flare tip, and about $5-10 on the ball end.
    Nalbonen4, my friend Costabro is quite correct in his analysis of these razors. All are keepers, especially the coveted Fatboy. Frequently the Ball Techs have a crack in the handle just below the shave head. Check for one on yours. Either way, you are starting a good collection. Well done.

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    $5 each? Nice find. Clean them up, you've got some good additions there.

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    It will be hard to find a better shaving DE than the Fatboy, nice heavy duty razor that with proper care will last a long, long time, adjusts to fit your beard even if it is a heavy beard. I shave with a str8 but keep a Fatboy handy for quick shaves.

    BTW, you stole those razors for $5.00 each!

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    Great buy at only $5 a razor. Especially the Fat Boy. Enjoy them my friend!

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    Nice find. Both the slim and the fatboy are worth more than you paid for all three.

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