Vintage Gillette 1-9 Adjustable Executive Double Edge Safety Razor Set
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Vintage Gillette 1-9 Adjustable Executive Double Edge Safety Razor Set:
GILLETTE ADJUSTABLE EXECUTIVE DESCRIPTIONThis is an Adjustable Executive from the third quarter of 1958 with a D3 date code in excellent condition. There are some light scratches on the doors, but the gold plating is otherwise bright, shiny, and complete. The mechanics are flawless with doors that open and close smoothly to perfectly even blade gaps. The adjustment dial is precise with audible clicks at each of the 9 settings and the lockdown turn is appropriately firm and secure. The case is very nice with the only downside being that the two bottom tabs on the lid have broken off (see photo). The lid will stay in place, but it will fall off if you pick the case up and move it around. Aside from the broken tabs, the case is solid with no other damage.
The Adjustable Executive razors are not exactly rare, but complete cased sets are. Broken lid tabs aside, this is a fantastic set for either a collector or just someone who prefers shaving with a more upscale gold plated “Fat Boy”.
I began collecting razors about 5 years ago and I always strived to find the nicest and most complete sets that I could. Although I have immensely enjoyed displaying and occasionally using the high quality razors from the glory years of Gillette, I feel the time has come for me to move my beautiful collection into the hands of others who will appreciate and enjoy them as I have. I will be listing my entire collection over the next few months, so make sure you add me to your favorites as I have many nice, clean, and sometimes hard to find sets to offer.
WHY BUY A RAZOR FROM ME?
I’m a collector, not a consignment seller. Each and every razor I sell comes from my personal collection, and I have taken exceptionally good care of them by cleaning and polishing (when needed) with only the gentlest of methods. I have shaved with every razor I sell (usually just once or twice, then I put them in a display case), so I can attest 100% to the complete functionality of each one. My razors are all original. No re-plates. You won’t see a mirror-like shine on some of my razors because they did not come from the factory that way, and I don’t use a buffing wheel in an attempt to create an unnatural shine at the expense of the original factory plating.
I only take high quality unadulterated photographs in natural light with a plain white background because I feel this is the best way to show any flaws or blemishes (many times you will see small scratches or discoloration in my photographs that are not easily discerned with the naked eye). No trickery with studio lighting and no distracting colored and textured backgrounds which can disguise or downplay flaws, just honest and closely cropped photographs so you can see exactly what you are buying.
I always pack with the utmost care. Each razor is wrapped in tissue paper and shipped in a sturdy crush proof box with plenty of bubble wrap to ensure that it arrives safe and sound. All of my packing materials are brand new, but I will reuse a box on some occasions because the item(s) will not fit into my regular shipper.
I always ship the next business day (as well as Saturday) after cleared payment. I don’t make money on shipping. What you pay covers the cost of packing materials and postage only, and I will always gladly combine shipping.
International shipping will only be done via a USPS Express Mail International flat rate padded envelope at a cost of $44.95 USD (the razor will be securely packed in a sturdy box first). I apologize if this seems costly, but this is the least expensive service that will provide proper tracking and a modicum of insurance coverage.
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On Jul-31-13 at 19:02:46 PDT, seller added the following information:
I HAVE ADDED A FIRST CLASS INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OPTION FOR $20.00.