If you're looking to pick one of these up without paying spiralling Ebay prices, I hope this will be a good opportunity for you.
The razor is in excellent condition with the plating intact but for a certain amount of brassing on the knob, which you can see in the third picture. There are no cracks in the handle or other defects. It is built like a tank.
It has never failed to deliver a BBS shave every time but I find that it is a little bit too aggressive for my skin and so it isn't getting the usage that it deserves. I'd rather have something that I can use every day.
In exchange, I'm looking for something like the following:
An open comb Gillette Aristocrat in excellent condition.
A Fat Boy in excellent condition.
A user grade Big Fellow or Bulldog.
A user grade Toggle (maybe I'm stretching the limits here, but I can hope )
A combination of more common Gillettes that I don't have - particularly a black-tip '40s SS, a black-handle SS and all Rockets except the Rocket LD, which I already have.
Vintage Gillette blades - particularly Swedes, if anyone can be persuaded to part with them.
At this stage, I'm not looking for cash offers. If a swap isn't finalised within a week, I'll put it up for sale at the original price that I paid for it, which is a fair bit less than current prices going by recent Ebay auctions.
Let me know if you need better or higher-res photos. I had to use my old camera 'phone but I can borrow my girlfriend's digital camera and provide a link to high-res photos.
I live in the UK and am happy to post internationally. The Red Ring will be sent recorded with insurance for the market value.