Paper CoversThe original covers were made of a heavy paper or thin cardboard inserted over a crimped paper liner.
|The first paper soap cover was used on the Hull Pottery mug from 1938 until the early 1940s.|
|This paper cover, shown on Friendship Pottery mug was used from the early 1940s to 1946.|
|The last paper cover used on the Early Glass 01from 1946 to 1948.|
Clear Plastic Covers
|Clear plastic soap cover used from 1948 to 1955. Note that there is no longer a paper liner over the soap.|
|This clear plastic cover was used from 1956 to 1962.|
Red Plastic Covers
Red plastic covers replaced the clear plastic around 1962 and were used until 1992. The first two are made of a thin (flimsy) plastic sheet. The remainder of the examples are made from a thicker, more durable plastic, and appear to be intended for continued use to cover the mug when not shaving. I have seen these covers only on mugs manufactured for non-U.S. markets (Canada, England, etc.) and I suppose they may have been a requirement in those areas.
|From 1963 to about 1967 the thin plastic cover showed a printed gold compass rose.|
|From 1967 through the `980s the compass rose was embossed into the plastic|
|This cover has a small tab to facilitate lifting off. The cover has the words "OLD SPICE" in side a center circle around which is a compass rose. The lettering and compass rose are embossed as opposed to raised.|
|This cover is like the one above except the lettering and the compass rose are raised above the surface.|
|Graphics are printed in gold on this lid.|
|Identical to the lid above except for the small tab on the edge.|