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Esso Boy Neon Sign: Genuine Vintage Tin Litho Collectible Petroliana – NS6174

Original 1950’s Era Advertisement Featuring The Popular “Oil Drop Boy” Character And The Slogan “Happy Motoring”

This Extremely Rare Vintage Sign Is Investment Quality Memorabilia And Features Fully Rebuilt Neon And Electrical With ALL SOLID STATE TRANSFORMERS


Esso Boy Neon Sign: Genuine Vintage Tin Litho Collectible Petroliana

This is an original vintage Esso Boy neon sign for sale at, and was displayed at gas stations in the 1950's/1960's. It measures 29 inches in diameter on a 6 inch deep metal can. This authentic gasoline advertisement features the popular "Oil Drop Boy", whose name was Happy. The character first appeared in the United States in 1958, and he was often accompanied by the slogan "Happy Motoring". He also often appeared in a red convertible, with his presumed girlfriend "Oil Drop Woman". The character was most famous for its appearances on Esso's popular travel maps. This is classic sign features a waving Oil Drop Boy, presumably wishing you farewell as you hit the road to continue your travels. It has a navy blue outer background and a red background in the, with white lettering, and the slogans "KEEPS ENGINES EXTRA CLEAN" at the bottom, and "HAPPY MOTORING" in the middle. The lettering around the edges lights up in white neon, and "HAPPY MOTORING" lights up in electric yellow. It is a single sided tin litho sign that is very thick and heavy. The sign itself is in original unrestored condition, but all neon and electrical parts have been fully rebuilt by our experts using all solid state transformers.

Esso Boy Neon Sign Additional Details

Like all of our signs, this vintage Esso Boy neon sign is sold in original, unrestored condition as pictured. We do not believe in restoring old signs because it is our belief that every ding, dent, and blemish is part of the story and history of the item. All of our signs are guaranteed to be authentic, backed by over a century of experience in the antiques and collectibles marketplace. This vintage sign is original memorabilia from one of America's most iconic brands. We are a one stop shop when it comes to outfitting your man cave or game room. We can can outfit an entire gas station or automotive themed room for you, or help you find that one special item that has been missing from your collection. In addition to signs, we have vintage visible gas pumps, oil pumps, lubesters, and more, that we have fully restored to working, museum quality condition. Our petroliana restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.

This rare vintage Esso Boy neon sign is the perfect conversation piece that will wow your friends and clients alike. Like all of our vintage collectible signs, it is guaranteed authentic, investment quality memorabilia. We specialize in those hard to find signs that serious collectors are looking for. All antique collectables offered are genuine memorabilia and appreciable assets, not fake reproductions. All items are fine collectable art at the highest world class collector level. Contact us today for pricing on this collectible vintage Esso Boy neon sign or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008.

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Vintage Esso Boy Neon Sign Specifications

  • Type: Lighted Tin Litho Sign With Fully Rebuilt Neon On Metal Can
  • Sides: Single Sided
  • Shape: Round
  • Company: Esso
  • Product: Motor Oil
  • Character: Oil Drop Boy
  • Era: 1950's/1960's
  • Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
  • Color: Blue/White/Yellow/Red
  • Neon Color: White (Outer Lettering)/Yellow (Happy Motoring)
  • Dimensions: 29 Inch Diameter (6 Inch Deep Metal Can)
  • Condition: Original Tin Litho Sign, Not Restored Or Doctored
  • As-Is, See Photos For Details
  • Neon Details: All neon and solid state transformers, wiring, mounts, switches, and wires have been replaced.
  • Comes with H.J. Nick exclusive “Fast Hanger Bar” Allowing a simple and easy way to hang straight and true every time.
  • Housing Can Rebuilt In Heavy Gage Steel And Finished For Indoor Or Outdoor Use
  • Neon has separate toggle pull chord as pictured so that the sign can easily be switched on and off with out unplugging. 

Note: Due to our earned reputation, we have the good fortune to be in high demand by collectors. We always have a waiting list for most items. We suggest if you are looking for a specific collectable, restored to this level, please ask to be placed on our first come, first served list. (Refundable deposit required.) Call 1-800-292-0008

Vintage Esso Boy Neon Sign Info

When we use the terms "Museum Quality" and "Historically Correct," we are indicating our world-class process. We absolutely preserve all original signs, badges, glass with anomalies, natural aged patinas, and everything that makes a vintage item collectible. Maintaining non-structural damage, all age, wear, and tear is proudly displayed to showcase each item's unique charm.

Due to our earned reputation, we have the good fortune to be in high demand by collectors. Because most of our items have a waiting list, if you're looking for a specific collectible, please ask to be put on our first come, first served list (refundable deposit required).

We are the oldest and largest seller of fine art, historically correct, museum quality antiques and genuine, investment quality classic Americana.

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