Large Vintage Esso Motor Oil Sign: Oil Drop Boy & Girl On Scooter – VS6282

We Have One Of The Largest Selections Of Investment Quality Collectible Petroliana For Sale Anywhere

Rare And Extremely To Find Sign Is 54 Inches Wide x 45 Inches Tall, A True Collection Centerpiece Item


Large Vintage Esso Motor Oil Sign: Oil Drop Boy & Girl On Scooter

This Iconic American Historic Porcelain Sign Of The American Industrial Revolution Was Found As A Barn Find In Northern Ohio By One Of Our Active Pickers

This is an original large vintage Esso Motor Oil 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" character, whose name was Happy. The character first appeared in the United States in 1958, and he was often accompanied by the slogan "Happy Motoring".

Large Vintage Esso Motor Oil Sign Specifications

  • Type: Porcelain Enamel
  • Sides: Single Sided/Die Cut
  • Company: ExxonMobil
  • Product: Esso Motor Oil
  • Era: 1950's-1960's
  • Country Of Manufacture: USA
  • Color: White/Red/Yellow/Blue/Black
  • Dimensions: 54" Wide x 45" Tall
  • Condition: Original, as-is, see photos for details

He also, often appeared in a red convertible, however this sign features him riding a scooter with his presumed girlfriend "Oil Drop Woman". There is also a dog riding in a basket on the back. This large sign is 54 inches wide by 45 inches tall. It is a genuine, single sided, die cut, porcelain enamel sign, and is just one of hundreds of original, collectible petroliana signs currently available from ArtFactory.com

We Specialize In Investment Quality Collectible Petroliana

Like all of our vintage collectible petroliana, this large vintage Esso MotorOil 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 with original hanging holes. 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 pumpsrestored 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 Motor Oil sign, or any of our other investment quality, collectible petroliana.


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

History Of Esso Oil Drop Boy And "Happy Motoring"

Exxon Oil Drop Boy History

Read More At: Exxon.com

The Esso Oil Drop Man is an advertising character that was first seen in campaigns by Esso’s Danish company during World War II.  He was created to explain the reason behind shortages in petroleum products during the war.  Soon after his debut, other European affiliates began to use this cute character in their advertising campaigns.

In 1958, the Esso Oil Drop Man was introduced in the United States for Standard Oil, the larger company that owned Esso.  In 1959, Esso and Standard Oil were incorporated by Humble Oil, but continued to sell gasoline under the Esso name.

The Esso Oil Drop Man was paired with the trademark slogan, “Happy Motoring!”  This may be the reason he was named Happy.

Happy the Oil Drop Man appeared in print ads and publications, but was most well known for his appearances on Esso’s service station maps.  These maps could be purchased for a modest fee, and one could get a map, or “Travel Aid”, for many countries in Western Europe, North Africa, the USA and Canada.

Large Vintage Esso Motor Oil 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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