For sale is an excellent condition vintage full color double-sided OCTAGON Cleanser Advertising and Coupon. This premium coupon features the OCTAGON CLEANSER Can and a housewife using the product to polish her silver-plated housewares. This coupon added a 6 coupon credit to the 2 coupons you would earn by buying two 5 cent cans of the cleanser. Individuals could accumulate OCTAGON coupons and redeem them for thousands of different household products. This ad has some minor edge wear but is bright and vivid. Ad measures 6 inches by 9 inches. A great item for anyone interested in vintage soap or advertising.
In the early 1900s, William Colgate & Company started manufacturing lye-based Octagon Soap. In 1928, Palmolive-Peet merged with the Colgate Company to create the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company. For many years after 1928, Octagon Soap was produced by Colgate-Palmolive-Peet. During its most popular period, in the 1930’s, it was a brown, roughly-cut, extruded bar of soap with coupons printed on the wrappers which could be collected and exchanged for various kinds of merchandise.