I'm curious to know what vintage razor purchases others consider to be their best. To clarify this, I don't mean something obvious like a pristine looking Diplomat that you paid $150 for -- I want to know about the diamonds in the rough. I want to hear about the buys that you gambled on slightly because the razors were covered in crud, or the pictures looked horrible, but they ended up as sparkling jewels. Here's mine: First up, a 1919 Single Ring. This razor was black with tarnish, and the dark pictures the seller used didn't help matters. I didn't go very high for this ($27 max), and it took all of my bid to win by a razor-thin margin. Before and after: Back when I was on the hunt for a Fat Boy, I came across a Buy It Now listing for a cased Fat Boy for only $13 shipped with two very out of focus pictures. At this time, uncased Fat Boys were going for $40-$50, so for that price, as long as it was usable, it was a good deal. The blade pack came later, and was another stealth buy. The seller never mentioned that it was sealed with instructions, and you couldn't tell from the pictures, so I eneded up getting it for only $3 shipped. Grand total for a like-new cased Fat Boy with sealed blade pack: $16. At about the same time I bought the Fat Boy, I saw another Buy It Now for a "One-Piece Tech Aristocrat Model". I had never heard of a One-Piece Tech, but I knew an Aristocrat when I saw one, and I thought the seller made an error. Again, he had fuzzy pictures, but for $22 shipped, I took a shot and it paid off. This razor is pristine with absolutely no plating loss.