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Dr Roadrash
10-03-2011, 06:35 PM
What did I miss. Why did this single ring go for upwards of $40.00?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290614203629&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBUAA:US:1123

Aaron

michiganlover
10-03-2011, 06:51 PM
What did I miss. Why did this single ring go for upwards of $40.00?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290614203629&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBUAA:US:1123

Aaron

$40 seems to be a normal price for a single ring. Shiny examples would likely go for far more. This specimen doesn't appear to have any bent teeth, so it very well might polish up well.

Mr. Scruffy
10-03-2011, 06:53 PM
Original blade included?

DOLLARBILL
10-03-2011, 07:08 PM
So what's it really worth ?

alex2363
10-03-2011, 07:08 PM
this is dirtiest one i seen..

ryanjewell
10-03-2011, 07:11 PM
you'd be amazed what some baking soda and water...nevr dull...maas...whathaveyou can do with something like that.

Dr Roadrash
10-03-2011, 07:13 PM
Yeah I thought about it but it would have taken at least $20.00 in cleaning products a whole box of baking soda and whole roll of alum foil to get this shining again. Then the ebay price went over $20.00

Go West Young Man
10-03-2011, 07:39 PM
So what's it really worth ?

It's worth whatever the buyer and seller agree it's worth.

Intrigued
10-03-2011, 08:04 PM
$40 seems to be a normal price for a single ring. Shiny examples would likely go for far more. This specimen doesn't appear to have any bent teeth, so it very well might polish up well.

Yes, it probably will. It has been my experience that when a razor is that tarnished, the silver plating is usually in pretty good shape, as it has probably never or at least seldom been polished before.



you'd be amazed what some baking soda and water...nevr dull...maas...whathaveyou can do with something like that.

:yesnod:


Yeah I thought about it but it would have taken at least $20.00 in cleaning products a whole box of baking soda and whole roll of alum foil to get this shining again. Then the ebay price went over $20.00

Actually it wouldn't take all that much. The ABC cases or ABC razors are harder to clean if you trying to save some of the patina to make the details of the designs stand out. On a razor like that Single Ring that is not a concern.

That Single Ring might well clean up like this one.

193576

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hotreds
10-03-2011, 08:10 PM
Very nice cleaning job. What did you use and how did you use it?

cooncatbob
10-03-2011, 08:11 PM
this is dirtiest one i seen..

That's not dirt, that's Patina.

amishmotorboat
10-03-2011, 08:13 PM
this is dirtiest one i seen..

What are you talking about?
The black isn't dirt. It's silver.

Intrigued
10-03-2011, 08:28 PM
Very nice cleaning job. What did you use and how did you use it?

I soaked it in some penetrating oil to remove the rust, then washed it with dish soap and water. Next I gave it some foil and baking soda baths, follow with some polishing with Maas, washed it in soap and water again, and finished it up with with a coat of Renaissance Wax Polish.

KM-instructor
10-03-2011, 09:43 PM
I think I'm going to start selling off all of mine on this Ebay thing, as it seems like the place to sell.

Pike
10-04-2011, 01:14 AM
It's worth whatever the buyer and seller agree it's worth.

xactly!

shekoujay
10-04-2011, 04:18 AM
It's worth $40 just to see this happen to a 100 year old work of art:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2435/5823724444_1d3bc7533d_b.jpg

ras120
10-04-2011, 04:40 AM
As others have already said and shown, the more the razor is tarnished, the better condition the plating is underneath. I think the price paid was very good for what appears to be an excellent condition early non diamond logo Single Ring.

Some of my blackest acquisitions are my best looking examples.

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/5904/0003oo.jpg

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/7230/0004cds.jpg

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/2456/0006ta.jpg

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/9549/006gl.jpg

Dr Roadrash
10-04-2011, 07:34 AM
Thanks for the education. I knew there was more to it. Looks like the tarnished ones clean up really well!!
Aaron

alex2363
10-04-2011, 01:42 PM
That's not dirt, that's Patina.
I know, I was being harsh......

What are you talking about?
The black isn't dirt. It's silver.
black money:wink2:

As others have already said and shown, the more the razor is tarnished, the better condition the plating is underneath. I think the price paid was very good for what appears to be an excellent condition early non diamond logo Single Ring.

Some of my blackest acquisitions are my best looking examples.I agree, no argument here.