The Prince Albert shaving stand is quite rare. They were made in limited edition to commemorate the visit of Queen Victoria’s Consort to the United States in 1960.
“That I found at a secondhand store here in White Bear. I think it was Frank Swanson who had that store. I paid $4.00 for it. I bought it for the mirror. Frank had in it window, and I thought that would be a nice little mirror to hang on my wall. So I went in and bought the mirror for $4.00 and he was to bring it out. When he came, he brought all the rest of it. He said he thought he might as well. He said a friend from Kansas City had brought it up and sold it to him. And he was a surprised as I was really when he opened the crate it came in. He was chopping away, and he chopped the edge of the marble. Then he looked into it more seriously and realized he had something—well he didn’t know what to make of it. But I understand that they are very rare in the United States. Very few of them were made evidently. They were made when Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s son, came over for a tour of America. They were made in his honor because they were typical of what they used in England at that time.”