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  1. Shangas replied to the thread Victorian-era Straight Razors - Cased Pair with Original Box.

    I WAS after the box!! You can find razors anywhere. Even identical ones, if you search hard enough. But finding the CASE that they go...

    Feb 23, 2021 at 2:32 PM
  2. Shangas replied to the thread Victorian-era Straight Razors - Cased Pair with Original Box.

    Fortunately, our family is not similarly affected. Not yet, anyway. Dad didn't start thinning until he was in his 60s.

    Feb 23, 2021 at 1:02 PM
  3. Shangas liked komokwa's post in the thread Victorian-era Straight Razors - Cased Pair with Original Box.

    6 pics of the box and not one of naked blades......... you'd think it was the box you were...

    Feb 23, 2021 at 4:44 AM
  4. Shangas liked wiscbirddog's post in the thread What is this? Old, large, HEAVY trunk(?) Machinist trunk? Tool Kit?.

    That would make a DANDY coffee table! Just think of the bits & bobs you could store inside it.

    Feb 23, 2021 at 3:32 AM
  5. Shangas attached a file to the thread Victorian-era Straight Razors - Cased Pair with Original Box.

    Here we are. I rubbed red leather-polish/shoe-polish onto the surface of the box (also leather) to cover all the scuff-marks and...

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  6. Shangas replied to the thread Victorian-era Straight Razors - Cased Pair with Original Box.

    Yeah, antique cutthroat razors rust at the drop of a hat. Unless they're kept BONE DRY, they'll start sprouting brown patches and...

    Feb 23, 2021 at 3:08 AM
  7. Shangas replied to the thread Victorian-era Straight Razors - Cased Pair with Original Box.

    Considering that baldness runs on both sides of the family here, I'm in no desperate hurry to remove hair with any great haste. My...

    Feb 23, 2021 at 12:14 AM
  8. Shangas posted a new thread.

    Victorian-era Straight Razors - Cased Pair with Original Box

    They took nearly three weeks to get here, all the way from Manchester in the UK, through rain and snow and sleet and hail, through...

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    Forum: Antique Discussion

    Feb 22, 2021 at 10:39 PM
  9. Shangas replied to the thread What is this? Old, large, HEAVY trunk(?) Machinist trunk? Tool Kit?.

    I have seen trunks/cases like these, which were advertised as cabinetmaker's chests, used for storing all the chisels, mallets, saws,...

    Feb 22, 2021 at 10:30 PM
  10. Shangas replied to the thread Decipher Monogram Please!.

    I also see H-L-A.

    Feb 22, 2021 at 4:14 PM
  11. Shangas replied to the thread Sterling Silver Twisted Toothpick.

    It was just so unusual, I had to have it!

    Feb 22, 2021 at 4:11 PM
  12. Shangas replied to the thread Sterling Silver Twisted Toothpick.

    LOL!! Possibly, OBB, but the other end is more like a flat spatula, rather than a scoop, or hook. I mean I suppose if you tried hard...

    Feb 21, 2021 at 4:13 PM
  13. Shangas liked KSW's post in the thread Sterling Silver Twisted Toothpick.

    Nice!. Love quirky little things like this.

    Feb 21, 2021 at 4:09 PM
  14. Shangas replied to the thread Sterling Silver Twisted Toothpick.

    I have other pieces of Australian silver (not many, but a few) which are also marked "STG SIL". So yes, it wouldn't surprise me that it...

    Feb 20, 2021 at 8:32 PM
  15. Shangas replied to the thread Sterling Silver Twisted Toothpick.

    Flea market, this morning. $5.00!! I was like Hell yeah! I'll take it! If for no other reason than I've never seen one before, and it...

    Feb 20, 2021 at 8:23 PM