Shaving Collectibles

* * * October 10-11, 2009 * * *

West Chester, Ohio, USA

Shaving Collectibles Extravaganza

Collectors of shaving memorabilia will gather on October 10-11 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.

This year's Shaving Collectibles Extravaganza is a combined meeting of:

6th National Shaving Collectibles Meeting

National Shaving Mug Collectors Association

The Straight Razor Place

This is the only meeting of its kind and scope in the United States that caters to the collecting and preservation of all shaving memorabilia.

If you are new to this hobby, you will find that the seasoned collectors attending are warm and friendly and eager to share their knowledge and experiences with you. You will also find many items for sale that you can add to your collection. This is a meeting you don't want to miss and a meeting you will remember for years to come.

The Cincinnati/West Chester area of the Midwest has an extended fall season with mild temperatures and beautiful foliage. It also has many attractions: cultural, sports, dining that are typical of large, cosmopolitan cities.


For those arriving on Friday, October 9, an informal dinner get-together will take place at a local restaurant. The formal meeting, at the beautiful Indiana Wesleyan Conference Center in West Chester, Ohio, will take place on Saturday from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Coffee and refreshments will be available in the morning as well as lunch and coffee/beverage breaks during the day. On Sunday morning, there will be a brunch at the Rosenthals', a short 5-10 minute drive from the meeting site.

Tables will be available in the meeting rooms for exhibiting, buying, selling, or swapping of shaving-related items. Many short presentations during the day will feature topics of interest. And, of course, ample time will be available to talk with fellow collectors.


The Hampton Inn and Suites Hotel, West Chester, Ohio. The hotel is located just north of Cincinnati, Ohio, near Exit 19 off of Interstate I-75. It is about 50 yards from the Indiana Wesleyan Conference Center. A block of rooms is being held specifically for this meeting at a special rate of $109 plus tax/night for either single or double occupancy. To receive this rate, tell the hotel receptionist (telephone 513-341-2040) when making reservations that you are attending the Shaving Collectibles Extravaganza at the Indiana Wesleyan Conference Center on October 10-11.

The hotel has a free hot breakfast every morning for guests, in-room refrigerator, microwave oven, free Internet access, cable TV with movie channel, and many other features.

Another hotel, about one mile from the conference center, is also available for meeting participants. The Comfort Inn and Suites has rooms at a special rate of $89.95 plus tax for single or double occupancy. It also has a complimentary breakfast and many very nice amenities.
When making reservations, tell the hotel receptionist (telephone (513) 645-1700) you are attending the Shaving Collectibles Extravaganza at the Indiana Wesleyan Conference Center on October 10-11 for the special room rates.

Both Inns will have a conference room available for meeting participants who arrive early on Friday, October 9, and wish to meet informally.


If not driving, swimming, backpacking, or taking a Greyhound Bus to the meeting, flying (by plane) may be your best option. There are two airports about equidistant from the hotel: the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG) International Airport and the Dayton, Ohio, International Airport. Check airfares for both airports. Many times, the Dayton airport will have significantly lower fares. The best transportation from the airport will be by rental car. Weekend rates are usually quite reasonable, depending upon size of car and rental agency.

Both hotel and conference center are located at exit 19 off of Interstate I-75, only a few miles north of Cincinnati.


The Registration Fee for the meeting is $69.95. Spouses, at a special reduced fee of $20, are always welcome and encouraged to attend. Take advantage of the earlybird registration fee of only $64.95 if you register before July 30.

Fee includes: All day coffee, morning and afternoon breaks with homemade goodies, and lunch on Saturday; Sunday morning brunch at the Rosenthals; and meeting rooms, display tables, audiovisual equipment, and related meeting materials.



Please click on the Registration Form link (above), complete the registration, and send it with the appropriate fee to the address on the form.

Address all meeting inquiries to

Jerry Rosenthal National Shaving Collectibles Meeting

Jerry Thompson National Shaving Mug Collectors Association

Lynn Abrams The Straight Razor Place