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Estimate value of Rolls Razor, made in England.

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Estimate value of Rolls Razor, made in England.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Diana F. replied 1 year ago.
Hi and thanks for choosing Just Answer.

That's a nice razor. Do have just the metal case or do you have out case and original box too?


graphic

Thanks,
Diana
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

just metal case with magazine ad. will send pic if you want.

Expert:  Diana F. replied 1 year ago.
Hi again.


That would be great.




Here's a few different methods of how can send photos:

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Then click on browse and another box will open up. Click on browse in that box. This will take you to the photos on your computer.

Click on the one you want to send. Double click on the image.

You'll be taken back to the upload box. Click OK. You'll be taken back to your original box.

Click Insert and you should be able to see the picture in the message area before you send it to me.


Here's another way that works really well:

Go to http://www.imgur.com.

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~Diana

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Expert:  Diana F. replied 1 year ago.
Thanks.

That's great.

That looks like a 1920s Whetter era razor. You might be missing the box, but the paper work and metal case look to be in great shape. =)

Based on my price guides (like Kovels, Millers, etc.) and recorded sales, it should have a current secondary market value in the range of $65 to $85.

Prices will vary a bit depending on the condition of your pieces and where you try to it. Online markets (like Ebay) and garage sales do tend to go for far less that value.

Craigslist is a worthy shot because it's free. Etsy and Amazon are turning about to be a great alternative to Ebay. Rubylane, Tias, and Cyberattic are great online stores, but they generally have a store "setup" fee, so unless you have a lot of items to list, it may be a bit too pricey, but they do get the "higher" paying customers.

http://www.bonanza.com
and http://www.artfire.com are pretty good up and coming online sites.

You might check out the consignment cost with any local antique shops. Some places charge about 25% to 30% of final sell price, but in dealing local you generally have less competition. It's always worth checking out.


Ebay is more or less a last resort. It does reach a lot of people, but the values tend to be lower. You will always get a higher value by selling it yourself as opposed to an auction or selling it to a dealer. If you do decide to try Ebay, consider using reserves.

If I can be of any further help or if you have anymore questions, don't hesitate to contact me.






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