LISTERINE Porcelain Blade Banks
In the early 1950s, LISTERINE, decided to muscle into the shaving cream business. If you can imagine what Listerine Shaving Cream smelled like & felt like on your mug, you can understand why their effort was a big "Ker-Plop" failure.
As part of their marketing strategy they gave away a very nice, made in USA, porcelain blade bank with the purchase of
their new shaving cream.
Most popular were their "political blade banks", you could get a porcelain Donkey if you were a democrat or a porcelain elephant if you were a republican.
They also made one in porcelain as a highly stylized frog.
These are very nice quality banks & very collectible as both
Barberiana collectors as well as MouthWashiana collectors avidly vie for these pieces.
Being porcelain, one might think they are rare due to breakage over the past 1/2 century but actually they are not
uncommon & show up on eBay quite frequently.
The bottoms of all these are stamped "Listerine Shaving Cream For Used Blade Disposal Made in USA" or "Free with Listerine Shaving Cream Offer"
A nice addition to any Barberiana collection and perfectably