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 latter 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. Join your fellow collectors in an atmosphere of congeniality, sharing, and stimulating discussions and presentations.
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
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.
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.
Plans are currently underway for the 12th National Shaving Collectibles Meeting in October of 2015. This meeting will be a joint venture with the National Shaving Mug Collectors Association and will be known as the 3rd Shaving Collectibles Extravaganza. As always, it will be held in West Chester, Ohio.
Plans are for emphasis to be placed on honing and sharpening and a special presentation for wet shavers.
Please mark your calendars
12th National Shaving Collectibles Meeting
with the National Shaving Mug Collectors Association
October 10-11, 2015
West Chester, Ohio