- Pattern: “1926 Checkered Cab”
- Vintage: 1970’s
- Details: This cute yellow taxi is in the shape of a 1926 Studebaker Yellow Checker Cab. It originally sold with Wild Country After Shave for men which Avon first issued in 1967, this one is empty. It wasn’t until the late 1960’s that Avon perfume bottles were produced in novelty shapes like cars, dogs, and cats, which were specifically designed to be collected. This piece is part of their glass vintage cars collection and it’s a yellow painted glass bottle with plastic roof and decals for tires and checkered stripe. It still has the original sticker on the bottom with all the information about the after shave. Makes a great decor piece for a boy’s room, play room or den. Great pop of color on a bookshelf or desk. If you are an Avon collector, this will make a very nice addition to your growing collection. Great for an old car collector!
- Material: Glass, plastic
- Dimensions: Approx. 6.0 inches Long, 3.0 inches Tall and 2.5 inches Wide.
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Very Good Condition. There is a small chip on the paint on the bottom and its missing the back plastic cover that goes over the screw cap/lid. Otherwise, there are no scratches, chips or other defects on this piece. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. Please remember these ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT NEW, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
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For more than 80 years, Avon has been selling health and beauty products, personal care, jewelry, perfumes, clothing, and many other items. Sometimes they package their products in beautiful decanters and other glassware that have become a favorite of collectors. In the mid 1960’s, Avon began producing novelty containers for perfumes. Collectors loved the new products, and Avon began creating more collectibles to draw in their customers. In 1966, Avon introduced a cologne for men called Leather, which came in a boot-shaped bottle, which was the one of the earliest novelty decanters the company produced. In 1968, Avon found success selling men’s Sterling Six aftershave in a bottle shaped like classic roadster car, the container sold so well, Avon came up with more whimsical ways to hold fragrances. Besides early cars, Avon made bottles for perfume, aftershave, cologne, bath oils, and lotions in the shapes of race cars, trucks, boats, and ships, which came in a range of glass colors. Avon started selling dinnerware, glasses and other home items starting in 1975 with the ruby red 1876 Cape Cod Collection. That collection was so successful that Avon continued releasing different glassware and dinnerware collections for many years.