August 05, 2011

Avon "Wild Country" aftershave Pipe

A splendid, but somewhat bizarre find in the 10p box, at our favorite charity shop, last week.
This beige aftershave pipe from Avon, must date from the Seventies. Its hard to believe that someone must have sat down at some point, and come up with this peculiar idea. I imagine it was created for the man who has everything!

The tobacco end of the pipe doubles as the aftershave bottle. You can see the bottle, separately on the left. An unusual item, that's for sure!

* Postscript: Well, it appears the pipe is not so unusual after all! There were a number of pipe designs by Avon, as well as all sorts of outlandish designs including a power drill! Below are a few more highlights.


Matthew Richardson said...

All very bizarre indeed - is it by the bathroom sink now? - hope you are getting a clean shave. The Abraham Lincoln one is great - maybe it had two bottletops originally - one with a beard and one without!?

jonny mendelsson said...

If you search hard you can find an electric guitar and a pistol, all in the same series. Completely bonkers!


Love this! I've got a couple of Avon bird perfume bottles, one of which always makes me think of the Maltese Falcon.
There is quite a nice miniature Tartan Thermos flask (yes perfume) on ebay at the moment.