Last Year's - Shaving Collectibles Meeting Summary
12th National Shaving Collectibles Meeting
in conjunction with
The National Shaving Mug Collectors Association
On October 10, 2015, the 12th National Shaving Collectibles Meeting held its annual meeting in conjunction with the National Shaving Mug Collectors Association (NSMCA) in West Chester, Ohio. Fifty-four people were in attendance from all across the US and one collector from the United Kingdom. Seventeen states were represented with the greatest number from Ohio. A total of 38 tables were requested and used to display and/or sell a wide variety of shaving collectibles.
During the course of the day, several presentations were given:
Mike Griffin - "Provenance and History of Shaving Mugs"
Matt Pisarcik - "The Gillette New Series from the 1930s, Including the Merger with the AutoStrop Company"
John Dolan - showed a DVD of a documentary - "The Great American Mug," produced by Metro Goldwin Mayer in 1954
Jerry Rosenthal - slide show of Franco Lorenzi's Razor Museum in Milan, Italy
There were many door prizes graciously donated by attendees and given away by a drawing of names. Wonderful and rare collectibles were on display and/or for sale: barber bottles, shaving mugs, straight and safety razors, blade banks, razor blades, and stroppers and hones.
On Friday evening, preceding the meeting, a get-together dinner was held at the nearby Bravo Cucina Italian Restaurant, and on Saturday evening, a social for all was hosted by the NSMCA at the Hampton Inn Hotel. On Sunday, several collectors met for brreakfast in the hotel's conference room for a show-and-tell of interesting items from some of their collections.
Plans are currently underway for the 13th National Shaving Collectibles Meeting on October 22, 2016, in West Chester, Ohio. Please mark your calendars!
Special thanks are extended to Mike Griffin and Carl Mitchell for assistance in the planning of this meeting: to the invaluable ladies who helped with the registration, food service, and clean-up; and to all those who donated shaving collectibles for door prizes.
Photos of this year's shaving Collectibles Meeting with the National Shaving Mug Collectors Association may be found by clicking on the following link;
Also, photos of the Franco Lorenzi Razor Museum in Milan, Italy, may be found by clicking on the following link: