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Esso Oil Drop Man Sign: Vintage Happy Motoring Advertisement – VS0267

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Esso Oil Drop Man Sign: Vintage Happy Motoring Advertisement

This is an original vintage Esso Oil Drop Man sign was displayed at Esso (now ExxonMobil) gas stations in the 1950's through the 1960's. This authentic gasoline advertisement features the popular "Oil Drop Man", whose name was Happy. The character first appeared in the United States in 1958, and he was always accompanied by the slogan "Happy Motoring". He 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 one of hundreds of original, collectible petroliana signs currently available from It is a single sided porcelain enamel sign, and is very thick and heavy (even by genuine porcelain sign standards).

Vintage Esso Oil Drop Man Sign Specifications

  • Type: Porcelain Enamel
  • Sides: Single Sided
  • Company: ExxonMobil
  • Product: Esso Gasoline
  • Era: 1950's-1960's
  • Country Of Manufacture: USA
  • Color: White/Red/Black/Orange
  • Dimensions: 31 1/2" x 15"
  • Condition: Original, as-is, see photos for details

We Specialize In Investment Quality Collectible Petroliana

Like all of our vintage collectible petroliana, this vintage Esso Oil Drop Man sign is original, investment quality memorabilia. This authentic vintage porcelain sign for ExxonMobil has not been restored. It is sold in original, as-is condition as pictured. It is our belief that these vintage signs should be kept in tact with any original dings, dents, bullet holes, etc. as the preserves the original history of the sign. This sign certainly shows its wear and age, but is in excellent condition over all for a sign that is now, nearly 70-years-old. It is a single-sided, die cut sign. This iconic sign from the "Golden Age" of the American open road is perfect for display in any man cave, game room, or automotive business.

In addition to signs, we also have a large selections of museum quality vintage visible gas pumps, restored vending machines, and more. We can also restore your existing petroliana, or vintage vending machine. All restorations are done to working condition. This means completely restored to original manufacture specifications. We are a one stop shop when it comes to outfitting your man cave or game room. We even make custom doors and furniture for in any theme for your man cave. Contact us at 1-800-292-0008 for pricing on the vintage Esso Oil Drop Man sign, or any of our other investment quality, collectible petroliana.

Esso Oil Drop Man Sign Info

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