I'm beginning to understand the fascination with watching razors, or whatever one may be into, on E-Bay.
I happened to see a Gillette President. It appeared to be in pristine condition, basically unused, with case to match. When I caught it last night, the bid was $216 and ending within minutes. I did not bid, I'd be afraid to shave with a razor that I paid over two hundred dollars for, but I watched with great interest. As the seconds counted down, the bid jumped to $262, and that's what this obviously beautiful vintage Gillette sold for. I was awestruck, to say the least, to see this 1953 razor sell for over $260!
Now, I was 4 years old in 1953, and I would guess that my Dad made about $3,000 per year about that time. My Mother did not work, as most Moms of the day. My guess is that this razor sold for ten dollars or less in that year. I know that a ten dollar razor would have been quite an extravagance for my Dad making sixty bucks a week at that time, just to shave the hair off his face.
Will a razor such as this one ever bring three, four or even five hundred dollars?? Is the sky the limit for a current fad?? Will a piece of memorabilia such as this retain it's seemingly lofty value??
I'm still befuddled!