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Old 12-31-2009, 05:55 AM   #1
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Burma Shave Signs

Angels who guard you
When you drive
Usually retire
At sixty-five!
Burma-Shave


Within this Vale
of Toil and Sin
Your Head grows Bald
But not your Chin!
Burma-Shave


I love old Burma Shave signs and hate it that some Madison Avenue whiz kid deep-sixed the entire company after he convinced the new owners (Phillip Morris Company) in 1963 that the signs were "hoaky" and they had them all removed across the entire USA!

I am collecting Burma Shave sign sayings. Could anyone reading please contribute one or two you might remember?
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:19 AM   #2
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:44 AM   #3
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Here's a link to many of the old signs and the history behind them:

Feeling nostalgic? Now you'll rave! Here's the story of Burma Shave. by Martin Waterman Issue #37


A couple that I find amusing:

ALTHO
WE’VE SOLD
SIX MILLION OTHERS
WE STILL CAN’T SELL
THOSE COUGH DROP BROTHERS
BURMA SHAVE

SUBSTITUTES
CAN LET YOU DOWN
QUICKER
THAN A
STRAPLESS GOWN
BURMA SHAVE


Appreciate the lighter topic.
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When a kid back in the early 60's our family drove south to Florida from Toronto. I recall 100's of "Stuckies Peanut" signs.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:17 AM   #5
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Darn kids, what do they know? Probably could have held back the invention of the electric razor had they kept up those clever signs...
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Great Article!

Great article Ganglin. "Here's a link to many of the old signs and the history behind them:

Feeling nostalgic? Now you'll rave! Here's the story of Burma Shave. by Martin Waterman Issue #37"


Thanks for posting that.

I hope we get many forum members who remember a sign or two they can pass on to all.
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Great Article!

Here's a link to many of the old signs and the history behind them:

Feeling nostalgic? Now you'll rave! Here's the story of Burma Shave. by Martin Waterman Issue #37


Thanks for posting that.

I hope we get many forum members who remember a sign or two they can pass on to all.
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I hope we get many forum members who remember a sign or two they can pass on to all.
been there

done that

6 years back

imagine that.

big ED left a map...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...igns-4866.html

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I found these, courtesy of The Fifties Index - Oldies Music, Classic TV, Fifties History, Fifties Clothes, Burma Shave, Elvis, American Bandstand, Sixties Fashion and more. :
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File Type: pdf Burma Shave Slogans.pdf (186.9 KB, 44 views)
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