1950 rhodium Gillette Executive

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by IAmTheJody, May 19, 2011.

  1. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    NOS in the shipper box. :)
     
  2. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

  3. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    Well let's resurrect this thread!!!

    Some months ago I found something special in Colombia =p it arrived to my house today.

    In the same day I got two very different executives =)

    But now something to discuss with you guys! I really believe this is a rhodium plated Gillette Executive, but mine is from 1951... Am I wrong?

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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    looks like one.one of the last ones..?. 1949 Executive von Jody Renaldo.jpg
     
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  5. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    They made them in 1949 and 1950 for the Christmas season. A 51 would have a date code of W which is hard to tell from the picture. If it is a 51 then we can add another production year. It looks like it does since there seems to be a production quarter number stamped on the right side which I can't make out.
     
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  6. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    1951 is a legit year.

    Here are adverts from May and Sept. of 1951.
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  7. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Here is another from Dec. of 1951.
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  8. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Here is as better advert from Dec. 1951 with a date on the page.
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  9. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    Amazing stuff!! Thanks BBS!

    I can confirm, it's a W1. I will try to get a better picture =) unfortunately I don't have the box =(
     
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  10. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    My understanding is in 1951 they stopped making brass razors and that should include the Executive after the second production quarter. So anything being sold later in the year should be leftover items with W 1 and W 2 date codes.

    You can find the case by itself for sale. You might pay good money for it but depending how much you spent on the razor, the set will be worth more than both. The fact you never see a 51 and you have proof it is legit might make it worth even more to the right collector if you ever decide to sell it.
     
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  11. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    Great pictures, thank you so much.

    Not for sale, I really love collecting and using them. Shaved last night with it!

    I was very lucky, they weren't sold as Executive's, just old gillettes. I just have one regret because I think he had a President, but in the picture it didn't look rhodium plated, and I didn't buy it.
     
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  12. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Notice the name on Achim's image you posted?
    ;);)
     
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome Jody,i see that..;)..i have a caseless 1950 model.our Jim @Jayaruh built me a nice case for it.:)
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  14. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Man if I was still major collecting, that's definitely one set I would love to have back. Then again I would love to have all of Achim's collection.
    :happy093:

    I'd definitely like to see how your case turned out!
     
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  15. brit

    brit in a box

    20201113_152953_edited.jpg
    he did a beautiful job on it..:cool:
     
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  16. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    That is superb! He did excellent!
     
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  17. brit

    brit in a box

    a case worthy of the razor..and vise versa..;):eatdrink047:.thank you.
     
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  18. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    Mine is still homeless =( I didn't find a proper case to it yet =)
     
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