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    They made more of those Avon bottles than Studebaker made cars.....

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    In SB last May, all who attended the Antique Club's tour were given one of those courtesy of the late great Mr. Chuck Naugle.

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    I have given those away. I believe that I kept one NIB.
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    SI was selling them, NIB, at the International Meet last year for $2.00 each.

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    Could someone please explain to me what these "Avon bottles" were? They have officially piqued my interest. Are they similar to flasks or something else entirely? Oh no, I'm showing my true colors as a gott-danged WHIPPERSNAPPER!
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    Jake,

    They were bottles shaped like various cars - in this case a Studebaker - with cologne in them. Here is a pic:
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyway View Post
    In SB last May, all who attended the Antique Club's tour were given one of those courtesy of the late great Mr. Chuck Naugle.
    Chuck had several hundred of them.

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    Whippersnapper that you are, Avon was a "door-to-door" and later snail "mail-order" outfit selling soaps and scents, and such.
    I believe they are still in business via the internet.
    At one point they offered liquid products in LOTS of different figurine type containers; not only cars/Studebakers.

    For an equally interesting look at days gone by, go ahead and Google "Fuller Brush Co.", and even the 1940's movie "Fuller Brush Man" starring Red Skelton!

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    [QUOTE=skyway;1106078
    For an equally interesting look at days gone by, go ahead and Google "Fuller Brush Co.", and even the 1940's movie "Fuller Brush Man" starring Red Skelton![/QUOTE]

    I can remember the Fuller Brush man coming to the house, with his suitcase full of brush samples. (But no, it was not Red Skelton )
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    I have a few more bottles unopened that I have had for almost 30 years, Some very different than the normal AVON bottle.




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    Most of my collection of car bottles have/had whiskey in them.
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    I have the Studebaker Avon bottle.I bought one at York several years ago.My Mom was crazy for Avon back in the day.She had bought my brothers cologne decanters that looked like old-time telephones.Others were shaped like old-tyme lamp posts.Bought some stuff for me that the bottle was shaped like a baseball glove with a plastic baseball glued on to it.Those are just the ones I can remember off the top of my head....

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    Quote Originally Posted by studegary View Post
    Most of my collection of car bottles have/had whiskey in them.

    I have a 57 Chevy Conv that my wife bought for me still sealed up as I'm not a drinker just like the 57.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyway View Post
    Whippersnapper that you are, Avon was a "door-to-door" and later snail "mail-order" outfit selling soaps and scents, and such.
    I believe they are still in business via the internet.
    At one point they offered liquid products in LOTS of different figurine type containers; not only cars/Studebakers.

    For an equally interesting look at days gone by, go ahead and Google "Fuller Brush Co.", and even the 1940's movie "Fuller Brush Man" starring Red Skelton!
    The wife of a friend here in South Bend is an Avon marketer and has been for many years. I don't know her set-up, but many long-time representatives attempt to recruit others to have parties and sell for them. I recall having a bottle of Avon aftershave which was probably purchased by my mother for me when I was in HS. I still have a plastic Fuller Brush letter opener. It was probably handed to someone when they answered the doorbell. My father-in-law had a fender bender with Red Skelton in the Chicago area back before Red became well-established.

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