UNITED STATES			
                    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                         WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                              SCHEDULE 13G

               UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
                             ANNUAL FILING

COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CO
(NAME OF ISSUER)
COMMON STOCK (CONV PFD STK HELD IN ESOP PORTION)
(CLASS OF SECURITIES)
194162103
(CUSIP NUMBER)
12/31/2005
(DATE OF EVENT WHICH REQUIRES FILING OF THIS STATEMENT)

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX TO DESIGNATE THE RULE PURSUANT TO WHICH THIS 
SCHEDULE IS FILED:

			(X)  RULE 13D-1(B)
			( )  RULE 13D-1(C)
			( )  RULE 13D-1(D)

*THE REMAINDER OF THIS COVER PAGE SHALL BE FILLED OUT FOR A
REPORTING PERSON'S INITIAL FILING ON THIS FORM WITH RESPECT TO THE
SUBJECT CLASS OF SECURITIES, AND FOR ANY SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENT
CONTAINING INFORMATION WHICH WOULD ALTER THE DISCLOSURES PROVIDED
IN A PRIOR COVER PAGE.

THE INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REMAINDER OF THIS COVER PAGE SHALL
NOT BE DEEMED TO BE "FILED" FOR THE PURPOSE OF SECTION 18 OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 ("ACT") OR OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO THE
LIABILITIES OF THAT SECTION OF THE ACT BUT SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ALL
OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE ACT (HOWEVER, SEE THE NOTES).



CUSIP NO.  194162103             13G       PAGE 2 OF 5 PAGES

1.  NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
    S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF PERSON
    STATE STREET BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, ACTING IN VARIOUS FIDUCIARY   
     CAPACITIES.   04-1867445
    
2.  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP.*

    NOT APPLICABLE                                   A __
                                                     B __

3.  SEC USE ONLY

4.  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

5.  SOLE VOTING POWER
13,474,639 SHARES 
6.  SHARED VOTING POWER
32,517,890 SHARES	(INCLUDES 31,223,904 SHARES CNV PFD STK?
VOTING RATIO 1 PFD = 8 COMMON)
7.	SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
     0 SHARES		
8.  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
45,992,529 SHARES (INCLUDES 31,223,904 SHARES CNV PFD STK-DISP
RATIO-1 PFD =8 COMMON SHS)
9.  AGGREGATED AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
45,992,529 SHARES (INCLUDES 31,223,904 SHARES CNV PFD STK-DISP
RATIO-1 PFD =8 COMMON SHS)

10.  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN
     SHARES*

     NOT APPLICABLE 

11. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
  
	8.9% 

12.  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

     BK


                         SCHEDULE 13G        PAGE 3 OF 5 PAGES

ITEM 1.
	(A)  NAME OF ISSUER
     	
		  COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO
 
	(B)  ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
    
		  300 PARK AVE. 
  NEW YORK, NY 10022

ITEM 2.
     (A)  NAME OF PERSON FILING
     
		  STATE STREET BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, TRUSTEE


     (B)  ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE,
          RESIDENCE

          225 FRANKLIN STREET, BOSTON, MA 02110

     (C)  CITIZENSHIP

          BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

     
	(D)  TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
     
	     COMMON STOCK

     (E)  CUSIP NUMBER
     
		194162103

ITEM 3.   IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULE 13D-1(B), OR
		13D-2(B), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A:

     (B)  _X_  BANK AS DEFINED IN SECTION 3(A)(6) OF THE ACT



			SCHEDULE 13G           PAGE 4 OF 5 PAGES

ITEM 4. OWNERSHIP
  	(A)  AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED

45,992,529 SHARES
 
	(B)  PERCENT OF CLASS

8.9%
 
	(C)  NUMBER OF SHARES AS TO WHICH SUCH PERSON HAS:
    		(I)	SOLE POWER TO VOTE OR TO DIRECT THE VOTE OF
13,474,639 SHARES
   		(II)	SHARED POWER TO VOTE OR TO DIRECT THE VOTE OF
32,517,890  SHARES 
(III)SOLE POWER TO DISPOSE OR DIRECT THE DISPOSITION OF      
    0 SHARES
   		(IV)	SHARED POWER TO DISPOSE OR TO DIRECT THE DISPOSITION OF
45,992,529  SHARES

ITEM 5.   OWNERSHIP OF FIVE PERCENT OR LESS OF A CLASS

          NOT APPLICABLE

ITEM 6.   OWNERSHIP OF MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER
          PERSON.

		 EMPLOYEE STOCK OWNERSHIP PLAN = 6.3%

ITEM 7.  IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE SUBSIDIARY WHICH
         ACQUIRED THE SECURITY BEING REPORTED ON BY THE PARENT         
          HOLDING COMPANY

          NOT APPLICABLE

ITEM 8.   IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE GROUP

          NOT APPLICABLE

ITEM 9.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF GROUP

          NOT APPLICABLE



					SCHEDULE 13G          PAGE 5 OF 5 PAGES
ITEM 10.  CERTIFICATION

          THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATION SHALL BE INCLUDED IF THE
          STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULE 13D-1(B):

          BY SIGNING BELOW I CERTIFY THAT, TO THE BEST OF MY
KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF, THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO ABOVE WERE
ACQUIRED IN THE ORDINARY COURSE OF BUSINESS AND WERE NOT ACQUIRED
FOR THE PURPOSE OF AND DO NOT HAVE THE EFFECT OF CHANGING OR
INFLUENCING THE CONTROL OF THE ISSUER OF SUCH SECURITIES AND WERE
NOT ACQUIRED IN CONNECTION WITH OR AS A PARTICIPANT IN ANY
TRANSACTION HAVING SUCH PURPOSES OR EFFECT.

     THIS REPORT IS NOT AN ADMISSION THAT STATE STREET BANK AND
TRUST COMPANY IS THE BENEFICIAL OWNER OF ANY SECURITIES COVERED BY
THIS REPORT, AND STATE STREET BANK AND TRUST COMPANY EXPRESSLY
DISCLAIMS BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF ALL SHARES REPORTED HEREIN
PURSUANT TO RULE 13D-4.

                         SIGNATURE

     AFTER REASONABLE INQUIRY AND TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND
BELIEF, I CERTIFY THAT THE INFORMATION SET FORTH IN THIS STATEMENT
IS TRUE, COMPLETE AND CORRECT.

                         21 FEBRUARY 2006
                    
                         STATE STREET CORPORATION
                         STATE STREET BANK AND TRUST COMPANY,    
                         TRUSTEE


					/s/ SUSAN C. DANIELS
					VICE PRESIDENT