* * * October
11-12, 2014 * * *
The 11th National Shaving Collectibles Meeting is being held on October 11-12 of this year. Collectors and fans of shaving memorabilia will gather with people having similar interests in safety razors, straight razors, shaving mugs, stroppers and hones, razor blades, blade banks, barber bottles, and other shaving related items. See in person those rare collectibles you only read about or see in pictures. Join your fellow collectors in an atmosphere of congeniality, sharing, and stimulating discussions and presentations.
This is the only meeting of its kind and scope in the United States that caters to the collecting and preservation of all shaving memorabilia.
Over the years, many collectors have been attending the meetings, almost religiously. The meetings provide a time not only to share experiences and knowledge with other members, but also to interact on a social basis (if one so desires). I have personally found items to add to my collection that could have taken years to acquire had I sought them at antique shows, flea markets, and antique malls. I know from speaking with other collectors that they too have found many hard-to-find items to add to their collections.
If you are new to this hobby, you will find that the seasoned collectors attending are warm and friendly and eager to share their knowledge and experiences. You will also find many items for sale or trade. This is the meeting you don't want to miss and a gathering of friends and kindred spirits that you will remember for years to come.
The Cincinnati/West Chester area of the Midwest has an extended fall season with mild temperatures and beautiful foliage. It also has many attractions: cultural, sports, dining that are typical of large, cosmopolitan cities.
For those arriving on Friday, October 10, there will be an informal dinner get-together at a local restaurant. The formal meeting, at the beautiful Indiana Wesleyan Conference Center in West Chester, Ohio, will take place on Saturday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Coffee and refreshments will be available in the morning as well as lunch and coffee/beverage breaks during the day. On Sunday morning, there will be a brunch at the Rosenthals', a short 5-10 minute drive from the meeting site.
Complimentary tables will be available for exhibiting, buying, selling, or swapping of shaving-related items. Several short presentations during the day will feature topics of interest. And, of course, ample time will be available to talk with fellow collectors.
The Hampton Inn and Suites Hotel, West Chester, Ohio. The hotel is located just north of Cincinnati, Ohio, near Exit 19 off of Interstate I-75. It is about 50 yards from the Indiana Wesleyan Conference Center. A block of rooms is being held specifically for this meeting at a special rate of $114.95 plus tax/night for either single or double occupancy. To receive this rate, tell the hotel receptionist (telephone 513-341-2040) when making reservations that you are attending the Shaving Collectibles Meeting at the Indiana Wesleyan Conference Center on October 11.
The hotel has a free hot breakfast every morning for guests, in-room refrigerator, microwave oven, free Internet access, cable TV with movie channel, and many other features.
GETTING TO THE MEETING
If not driving, swimming, backpacking, or taking a Greyhound Bus to the meeting, flying (by plane) may be your best option. There are two airports about equidistant from the hotel: the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG) International Airport and the Dayton, Ohio, International Airport. Check airfares for both airports. Many times, the Dayton airport will have significantly lower fares. The best transportation from the airport will be by rental car. Weekend rates are usually quite reasonable, depending upon size of car and rental agency.
Both hotel and conference center are located at exit 19 off of Interstate I-75, only a few miles north of Cincinnati.
Fee includes: All day coffee, morning and afternoon breaks with homemade goodies, and catered lunch on Saturday; Sunday morning brunch at the Rosenthals; and meeting rooms, display tables, audiovisual equipment, and related meeting materials.
Address all meeting inquiries to
Jerry Rosenthal firstname.lastname@example.org
The following link is to Many, Many, Many photos of last year's event, which was a combined meeting with the National Shaving Mug Collectors Association. For the photos, just click the link below.