The first shaving collectibles meeting was held back in October of 2004. It came about from my desire first to find a regional or national meeting that catered to collectors of all shaving memorabilia, and second from my wife’s prodding me to organize a national shaving collectibles meeting. The former could not be found and the later could not be refused (i.e., if I still wanted to enjoy my wife’s wonderful cooking.)
The 12th National Shaving Collectibles Meeting is being held on October 10-11 of this year in conjunction with the National Shaving Mug Collectors Association. 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.
Another successful Shaving Collectibles Meeting was held on October 11-12, 2014, in West Chester, Ohio. With this meeting being the 11th consecutive shaving collectibles meeting held in this location.
There were several presentations including: Cleminsons’ Blade Banks - Jack Hayes Who Was Alexander Timothy Brown? - Doug Nicot The Marketing Powerhouse of the Gillette Safety Razor Company - Matt Pisarcik Guarded Razors Before Kampfe - Al Zimmer
West Chester may soon become the shaving collectibles capitol of the world.
There were also many door prizes graciously donated and given away by a drawing of names.
A wonderful variety of not-so-common and rare collectibles were on display and for sale: barber bottles, shaving mugs, straight razors, safety razors, blade banks, razor blades, and stroppers and hones.
Buying and selling was brisk and many people left the meeting with new items to add to their collections.
On the Friday evening preceding the meeting, a get-together dinner was held at the nearby Bravo Cucina Italian Restaurant and on Sunday, a brunch was held at the Rosenthal’s that included a viewing of his safety razor and shaving brush collection.