|The picture shows a view of all (9) Small Old ESSO Gas Station Advertising and Premium Items in this lot. The Calendar is dated 1958. The other items are not dated but all of them are old. |
The first item is an ESSO tiger tail to hang from your gas cap. It was a give away for their old slogan ''Put A Tiger In Your Tank''.
The second item is a Fleischmann ESSO railroad tanker train car. It was made in Western Germany. It looks like it is HO gauge. The tank is tin and the bottom is plastic. It appears to be missing some parts on top and maybe on the side. What is present appears to be in excellent condition.
The third item is an ''ESSO'' imprinted vinyl advertising premium book mark.
Next is a red, white, & blue tin tab button. It is marked ''CHICKEN IN EVERY POT - TIGER IN EVERY TANK''. It has some rust spots on the front and rust on the back.
Next is a tiny ''ESSO'' sticker that may have come from an old toy gas pump.
The sixth item is an old advertising premium mail labels booklet. It looks like a match book but it holds pages of small stickers including: ''AIR MAIL'', ''SPECIAL DELIVERY'', and ''FRAGILE''. There are four pages and only one of the airmal stickers is missing. The outside is marked as follows: ''COMPLIMENTS OF YOUR ESSO DEALER - MAIL LABELS - YOU GET A SAFER RIDE ON ATLAS BUCRON TIRES STOP UP TO 30% QUICKER''.
Next is an old ESSO advertising matchbook. It still has about 3/4 of the matches inside. It is marked as follows: ''RACE'S ESSO NO. EDGECOMB MAINE TEL. WISCASSET TUxedo 2-6911 - RACE'S MOTOR COURT U.S. ROUTE #1 AT BOOTHBAY HARBOR REGION ROAD - RACE'S MOTOR COURT CLARENCE A RACE PROP. TEL. WISCASSET TUxedo 2-6911''.
Next is an unused Canadian ESSO advertising match book. All of the matches are inside. It is marked as follows: ''ESSO IMPERIAL SERVICE - BREWER'S ESSO STATION & VOYAGEUR RESTAURANT HIGHWAY NO. 103 PHONE 109 BOX 83, MACTIER, ONT. - ALWAYS LOOK TO IMPERIAL FOR THE BEST - HAPPY MOTORING''.
The last item in this lot is a plastic 1958 ESSO advertising premium calendar business card. It has the entire 1958 calendar year on one side and ''ESSO FOR HAPPY MOTORING ALL YEAR LONG!''. The other side reads as follows: ''ESSO MASTERSON'S ESSO SERVICENTER - BILL MASTERSON - ROUTE 35, MORGAN SOUTH AMBOY, N.J. PHONE SOuth Amboy 1-9753. It has some wear and bends from being in a wallet at one time.
To judge the sizes the calendar card measures 2-1/4'' x 3-1/2''. These items are in various conditions as pictured and mentioned above.