ORIGINAL ESSO 24 OIL DROP BOY & GIRL 2-SIDED METAL SIGN. Ffered as a rare pair, both of the original Esso "Oil Drop" figures. Enamel over metal signs are appx. 24" x 12, " 2-sided signs with a 90 degree flange for mounting.These classic figures were created by Esso's Danish company during WW2 as a way to explain the oil shortage during the war. The character was very popular and became a part of Esso's advertisements in 1958. The male figure was popular on all Esso ads and was prominate on Esso service station maps and other print materials. Happy Motoring" and became nicknamed "Happy.
Late during Oil Drop figure advertisement program, "Happy" was seen with the female Oil Drop figure, but little is known about her. (Making the Female Oil Drop figure rare and more valuable). The Oil Drop figures ad program ended in the 60's with the introduction of the Humble Tiger in your tank ad program. You are protected against damaged or broken items or items different than pictured.
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