I took off to the Oregon Coast for my birthday. Of course you know I must stop at the local antique shops. After two days of fruitless searching shops catering to tourists I decide it's time to make my way back north. As I drive, I pass a house with a carved wooden sign that says antiques. I turn around, pull into the yard. It is filled with old gas station and automotive type signs. I start to question the truth of the antique sign as there is nothing to indicate items being sold or that it is even a shop. A flannel-wearing, grey-bearded gentleman steps from a Boler-type camper asking if I needed any help. I ask if this is an antique shop and are they open. He walks to the house to get the proprietor (another flannel-wearing, grey-bearded gentleman) who comes out and takes me into the shop. It is filled with all types of vintage automotive supplies. He spends about 30 minutes telling me about his collection and lets me know I should stop by a place 3 miles down the road that has some nice things. He throws in that if I need a place to stay the campers are $45/night.

I make my way down the road to the suggested shop and walk in. As I look around, I notice it in sitting the corner of a display case. I could not contain the excitement for the prize I beheld. Not only is it cased but it is a NOS Gillette Adjustable "Toggle" Chrome that now belongs to me. What is even better is that the space owner there, allowing me to negotiate a price considerably better than the sticker price. She then makes the fatal mistake of telling me she has had it for 2 yrs.

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I got a Toggle!

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Mississippian exiled to Seattle

Find of the century! Congrats!
Bob from Virginia

Philadelphia, PA
dang...very nice!
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.

Austin, TX
Wow, what a great, fantastic, incredibly perfect find.


Greenville, SC USA
Great buy, but you must realize what we want to know, what did you end up paying for it? If it's none of my business, I figure that you'll tell me so! Big Grin
Does Mean I Must Buy High End Shaving Gear?
That's amazing!! Congrats!

- The Clean Shaver
Be smooth, everyone!
- The Clean Shaver

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San Diego, Cal., USA
Wow, just WOW! Confused
That's a great find! I've never liked the Toggle as a shaver, but it is a phenomenal piece of history to pick up......especially in that condition.

- Yohann

(11-16-2015, 03:28 PM)beamon Wrote: Great buy, but you must realize what we want to know, what did you end up paying for it? If it's none of my business, I figure that you'll tell me so! Big Grin
Haha... I generally tell people what I paid for something. I so enjoy finding pieces for very little. Let's have a little fun with this. Take a guess at what I paid for it.

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Mississippian exiled to Seattle
I agree I've never liked the shave of the toggle but finding one in that kind of shape is remarkable considering these weren't made for very long (probably because they didn't shave well to the men of the time either Big Grin

I'll take a guess that since it sat in that shop for two years the proprietor must have known it's worth due to the sticker price you reference. I will say you paid 125.00 and guess it was marked at $200.00

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