Welcome to Todd's Razor Galleries

I am a software developer and network administrator by day but the rest of the time I am busy collecting vintage razors, mostly Gillette but also Gem, Ever-Ready, Star, etc. This is my hobby. I have been collecting antique shaving gear since August 2010. I started out looking for a way to save money by using cheap blades and a simple, but proven razor like my grandpa used. I quickly became very fond of using these old razors and keeping the lost art of shaving alive. As a result, I have become a collector, as well as a user, of these pieces of fine workmanship. They will never make razors like these again.

Although it's getting harder and harder to find vintage shaving gear, if you are patient and tenacious they can still be found in antique shops, flea markets and online. If you are really patient, they can be had for much cheaper than eBay's premium prices. I spend a large part of my hobby time on Badger & Blade (as IronHammer) talking about, what else, shaving stuff!

Below is a gallery of my collection -- a catalogue for my children and grandchildren. I hope to be able to document my finds here not only for my descendants but also for anyone else who happens by. The most recent photos are at the top. As I find new (old) razors I upload the photos of them here. My earliest finds are at the bottom. Enjoy!

Update 07/17/2015 -- Many of the beautiful sets you see here are no longer in my collection. In a desperate act of self-preservation after the death of my beloved brother and loss of income, I had to sell the nicest pieces to pay bills and feed my family. With things back on track, I am now in the process of re-acquiring them. I keep the pictures up here to remind me of how stupid I was to let go of them to begin with! LOL! Happy hunting folks!

Note: I am working on adding descriptions to each gallery set detailing the razor, market value and notable events from the year it was made. That's going to be a long, slow process.

 
1940 Blue-Gold Special
(7 Photos) 11/28/2012
 
1950 Gillette Executive
(7 Photos) 11/28/2012
 
1911 ABC Empire Set
(7 Photos) 11/28/2012
 
Goodwill Set
(11 Photos) 11/26/2012
 
501B Set
(3 Photos) 11/26/2012
 
1959 E3 Heavy Super Speed
(6 Photos) 11/26/2012
 
1965 K4 Slim Adjustable NOS
(3 Photos) 10/15/2012
 
English Rocket
(5 Photos) 05/09/2012
 
1954 Z3 Super Speed
(8 Photos) 04/04/2012
 
Ever-Ready Flip-Top Razor
(8 Photos) 03/26/2012
 
1950's Gem - Mint
(11 Photos) 03/26/2012
 
Gillette Sun Up Slim Gift Set
(3 Photos) 02/17/2012
 
Gillette Fat Handle Tech Set
(2 Photos) 02/16/2012
 
1958 D1 Red Dot Fatboy Complete
(11 Photos) 01/24/2012
 
Single Edge Collection Dec 2011
(20 Photos) 12/10/2011
 
1916 Gillette Aristocrat
(5 Photos) 09/26/2011
 
1921 Gold Bulldog Set
(5 Photos) 09/24/2011
 
1911 ABC Pocket Edition (Empire Set)
(10 Photos) 09/14/2011
 
1939 Gillette Tech
(5 Photos) 09/11/2011
 
Star Kampf Bros Flip-Top
(4 Photos) 09/10/2011
 
Apollo Mikron
(7 Photos) 09/10/2011
 
1957 C2 Signals Super Speed
(4 Photos) 07/29/2011
 
1959 E2 Gillette 195 Fatboy
(7 Photos) 07/28/2011
 
Entire Collection 7-18-2011
(7 Photos) 07/22/2011
 
Josephs & Sons Straight Razor Case
(16 Photos) 07/18/2011
 
My Great Grandfather's Straight Razor
(9 Photos) 07/12/2011
 
1953 Y2 Gillette President
(6 Photos) 07/05/2011
 
Federal Razor - After Polishing
(4 Photos) 07/05/2011
 
1961 G4 Gillette Aristocrat
(5 Photos) 07/05/2011
 
1933-1935 Ever-Ready Chromium Plated
(8 Photos) 07/05/2011
 
1958 D3 Gillette Executive
(9 Photos) 07/05/2011
 
1948-1950 Gillette Aristocrat
(9 Photos) 07/05/2011
 
1937-1938 Gillette Sheraton
(5 Photos) 07/05/2011
 
1934 Aristocrat
(8 Photos) 07/05/2011
 
1914 Celluoid Box-Flared Tip Gillette Aristocrat
(10 Photos) 07/03/2011
 
1918 WW I Khaki Set
(3 Photos) 07/03/2011
 
1921 Gold Bostonian
(9 Photos) 07/02/2011
 
Four Sets July 2, 2011
(12 Photos) 07/02/2011
 
Nasty Plastic Slant
(5 Photos) 06/22/2011
 
Two Barber Poles
(5 Photos) 06/20/2011
 
Ever-Ready Patent Applied For
(7 Photos) 06/19/2011
 
1927 Gold Bulldog Combination Set
(12 Photos) 06/18/2011
 
Entire Collection May 28, 2011
(7 Photos) 05/28/2011
 
1946-1947 Aristocrat (Red Lining)
(7 Photos) 05/28/2011
 
Thin Bar Handle NEW Variant
(4 Photos) 05/26/2011
 
Box Ever-Ready Safety Razor
(10 Photos) 05/25/2011
 
1930 NEW Gold Big Boy De Luxe
(5 Photos) 05/23/2011
 
Wostenholm and Ibbard Spencer
(16 Photos) 05/08/2011
 
1957 C4 Red Tip
(7 Photos) 05/05/2011
 
1921 Old Type Gold Combination Set
(9 Photos) 05/05/2011
 
1908 Signature Single Ring
(19 Photos) 05/04/2011
 
Two Gems and an Unknown
(16 Photos) 04/30/2011
 
Ivory Soap, 47 Aristocrat and Gem
(10 Photos) 04/20/2011
 
Vintage Travel Kit
(10 Photos) 04/17/2011
 
Federal Bakelite Razor
(3 Photos) 04/07/2011
 
Mar 5 2011 Collection
(25 Photos) 04/06/2011
 
1904 Double Ring
(16 Photos) 04/03/2011
 
New Display Cabinet
(5 Photos) 03/17/2011
 
Ranger Milord Thing
(6 Photos) 03/10/2011
 
Kampfe Bros Star No 5
(14 Photos) 03/04/2011
 
1906 Single Ring
(12 Photos) 03/02/2011
 
1920's New Standard Traveler
(5 Photos) 02/28/2011
 
Nickel NEW
(13 Photos) 02/26/2011
 
Fun with Dispensers
(4 Photos) 02/26/2011
 
BRW Custom Handle
(9 Photos) 02/14/2011
 
1955 Blue Tip A2
(6 Photos) 02/10/2011
 
1920 Old Type
(6 Photos) 02/04/2011
 
C-1 Super Speed
(5 Photos) 02/01/2011
 
Old Type Brownie
(5 Photos) 02/01/2011
 
Jan 29 Entire Bunch
(7 Photos) 01/29/2011
 
Goodwill 1-28-2011
(6 Photos) 01/28/2011
 
Cleaning four razors 1-27-2011
(25 Photos) 01/27/2011
 
1930 NEW
(14 Photos) 01/26/2011
 
Number Repaint
(6 Photos) 01/22/2011
 
Jan 21 2011 Entire Collection
(13 Photos) 01/21/2011
 
Jan 19 New Standard
(8 Photos) 01/19/2011
 
Jan 15 Acquisition
(14 Photos) 01/15/2011
 
My Collection 1-7-2011
(10 Photos) 01/08/2011
 
Jan 5 Razors
(11 Photos) 01/06/2011
 
RAD
(28 Photos) 12/31/2010
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