Burma-Shave

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  1. billk

    billk Active Member

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    Remember the old Burma-Shave signs, where there were four signs, each with a line out of a silly poem and a final sign that said "Burma-Shave"?

    Over the weekend I bought several bars of shaving soap - the kind you put in a mug and use a shaving brush to work up a lather. (Probably not many of us guys left that still use the stuff!) Anyway, the brand of the soap was Burma-Shave and I found it at Drug Town. On the sides of the box were two sets of little Burma-Shave signs, just begging to be cut out!

    Pretty good deal for 99 cents a pop, even if you throw the soap away!
  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Well I use the soap also but haven't seen the Burma Shave brand available around here, will have to keep my eye out. Did the signs look like they would work in N-scale and are they in color?
  3. billk

    billk Active Member

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    Tyson - I don't have one in front of me (at work-duh) so don't take this as exact, but as I recall, they have white lettering, on a reddish-brown background with a kinda gold-colored outline, and they were about .2 X .5", or 32X80" in N scale. Looked very usable in N scale (if they were much smaller you couldn't read the writing.)
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    The ads were a little before my time...but I did watch Hee Haw as a kid and saw some represented there! :)
    Ralph

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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    wow! Great link Val. Thanks, more stuff there than just Burma-shave slogans....:rolleyes:

    D:cool: N
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    Life-Like used to make these, I think. I'll look into my old catalogs and see if I can find them:p
  9. MagicMan_841

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    found it! It's from a not-so-old Life-Like catalog (wasn't able to locate any date), considering the Proto 2000 ad at the last page.

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  10. Blake

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    I was on the Walther's site looking for Labelle engineer figures. It lists at the bottom of the Labelle section that they are coming out with several sets of Burma-Shave signs.