Trea­sured brass ra­zoo

Central and North Burnett Times - - ANZAC CENTENARY -

GRA­HAME San­der­son’s “brass ra­zoo” is worth a whole lot more to him than a brass ra­zoo.

“‘It’s not worth a ra­zoo’ was a say­ing that came out ofWorldWar One for some­thing val­ue­less,” Mr San­der­son said.

“Then some­one in their wis­dom de­cided to mint a coin out of brass be­cause that was the cheap­est metal, and the Dig­gers started say­ing ‘it’s not worth a brass ra­zoo’.”

It’s a say­ing his fa­ther used a lot af­ter re­turn­ing from two months in France dur­ing the First­World­War.

“He said he was 18 when he was 17 so that he could go, but he only saw two months of war.

“He was al­ways dis­ap­pointed he couldn’t get away when his mates did who were older,” he said.

“But aren’t I glad about that? Be­cause if he was there any longer, I wouldn’t be here ei­ther.”

Mr San­der­son saw brass ra­zoos for sale while hol­i­day­ing in Tas­ma­nia.

“A hun­dred bucks wouldn’t buy it from me now,” he said.

PRIZED POS­SES­SION: Gra­hame San­der­son with his brass ra­zoo.

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