I started the Burma-Shave series in the late 1990’s and released two coins at a time until I completed the series at 20 coins. Included are 20 of my favorite Burma Shave rhymes. For those of you that may have never heard of Burma-Shave, it is probably the most famous and one of the most successful advertising campaigns in American business history. Running from the 1920’s through the 1960’s. A quick online check will tell more of the story and allow you to see some of the 600 Burma Shave jingles. Simply put the rhymes or jingles were posted on red and white signs and in some cases black and yellow or blue and white signs. The signs were spaced about 100-150 feet apart in farmers fields across rural America. The final sign always read Burma Shave. Families traveling would pass the time trying to guess the rhyme held within the next sign. But what was Burma-Shave? Nothing more than a half pound glass jar of shaving creme. In the days of no electric razor, men would use a straight razor and shaving brush to apply shaving soap or creme. Burma shave allowed men to spread it on faces or heads without using a shaving brush or shaving soap. Initial subscribers to the series received an insert with each issue telling part of the Burma-Shave story. Click on each coin to read the original insert on the world's greatest shave. Feel free to copy and print it for your collection.
Coin Sets Burma Shave Copper Penny Set $15.50 Burma Shave Nickel Set $20.00