Christmas time again

Posted by: Bob Richards

Christmas time again - Fri Dec 16 2016 03:43 PM

Since the "Countdown to Christmas has started" (9 days and counting) I thought I would revive this thread I posted in 2012. Not all the images are still avail. after 4 years. But, I'm hoping that the Membership will dig out their Petro related Christmas items and share....

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=377108&page=1

Since I posted; I have added a few Christmas items:

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Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Christmas time again - Fri Dec 16 2016 03:49 PM

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1940 Sunset Oil Christmas Card:

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Posted by: Dave Rowlison

Re: Christmas time again - Sun Dec 18 2016 06:34 AM


Osceola Refining display ad & match cover from a Phillips 66 distributor. The tanker pictures aren't following the thread but are just too nice not to include.

Dave
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Christmas time again - Sun Dec 18 2016 12:56 PM

Thanks for posting, Dave!

A few items from Ebay:


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Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Christmas time again - Sun Dec 18 2016 01:11 PM


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Posted by: Bass Master

Re: Christmas time again - Sun Dec 18 2016 02:11 PM

I just found this going through my Christmas records, didn't know I had it, from mid 60s.
Brian
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Christmas time again - Sun Dec 18 2016 02:19 PM

I remember those! Thanks for sharing, Brian!
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Christmas time again - Sun Dec 18 2016 03:52 PM

I will start out with a few non-Mobil items from my collection that are Christmas related.
Here we have a Hi-Speed calendar from the late 30's, a Shell handy oiler gift box, and a Raybestos blotter with Santa.
Darin
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Christmas time again - Sun Dec 18 2016 03:59 PM

OK, now on to my Socony-Vacuum and Mobil Christmas items. I collected vintage Christmas long before I collected Mobil, so whenever I see a older Mobil Christmas item I have to have it!
We'll start out with a modern ornament given out by Mobil in 1992. The box of ornaments are from the 1950's.
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Christmas time again - Sun Dec 18 2016 04:04 PM

The issue of Socony-Vacuum News is from December of 1936. The poster is from the early 1960's and is large, at 34 by 47 inches. I have a copy of a period photo of one of these posters in a station's window. The Tavern brand candles are a popular collectible with Christmas collectors. I only have a couple examples, mostly to display the boxes.

Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Christmas time again - Sun Dec 18 2016 04:13 PM

OK...now on to some calendars. General Petroleum released some neat ones back in the mid to late 30's. Great artwork in my opinion.
First up is a 1936, followed by a 1937, both given out in the General territory. The third calendar is a Mobilheat from 1958.
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Christmas time again - Sun Dec 18 2016 04:16 PM

Very nice items, Darin!!! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Christmas time again - Sun Dec 18 2016 04:20 PM

This was a cool Ebay find this summer....the December of 1945 Socony-Vacuum sales bulletin that came with the window display for Christmas. It's special to me to think it is from the first Christmas America celebrated after the end of WW2. I'm sure it was a very special Christmas to a lot of Americans that year. To give an idea of size, the strips are 10" by 32" wide.

Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Christmas time again - Sun Dec 18 2016 04:28 PM

Now on to postcards.....in the first photo the top 2 are from the General Petroleum territory, and as usual have neat artwork. From top to bottom they are dated 1935, 1936, and 1937. The bottom 2 postcards are bit larger in size. The top one is my favorite Mobil Christmas item in my collection. Cool artwork with the Pegasus reindeer!!
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Christmas time again - Sun Dec 18 2016 04:38 PM

I think this is all for now....I'll have to take a look and see if I have more items in my paper boxes. Last we have folded cards from the 1950's.
Have a good Christmas everyone,
Darin
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Christmas time again - Sun Dec 18 2016 04:39 PM

Last one...I just got this a few weeks ago!
Darin
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Christmas time again - Sun Dec 18 2016 06:51 PM

1951 and '52 Tydol Flying A Calendars. And back cover of 1955 Tydol Flying A Calendar:

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Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Christmas time again - Sun Dec 18 2016 07:13 PM

A few completed Ebay Auctions:

1964 Golden Fleece Oil Company(Australia)Song Book:

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1950s - Atlantic Oil Rudolph poster:

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Posted by: Old Racer

Re: Christmas time again - Mon Dec 19 2016 05:31 AM

Remember ENCO and ESSO? "Put a Tigre in your tank"?







Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Christmas time again - Tue Dec 20 2016 12:05 PM

A new Santa for me:

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A few more items on Ebay:

Standard Oil of Indiana Christmas Card:

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Phillips 66 Christmas Card:

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Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Christmas time again - Tue Dec 20 2016 12:10 PM

Andy is looking for a cardboard Santa for his "Santa Mailbox display"...

For those not sure what a "Santa Mailbox is":

The Standard Oil version:

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ESSO version:

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An one that has a Union 76 decal on it.. (think someone changed the brand, perhaps)

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Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Christmas time again - Tue Dec 20 2016 12:20 PM

A couple more from Ebay:

Richfield Song book with the Story of Santa:

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1962 ESSO Golden Christmas Ad (perhaps from Australia?)

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1939 ESSO Christmas Card:

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Posted by: Nicole

Re: Christmas time again - Tue Dec 20 2016 10:14 PM

Do you think the companies had PR people/secretarial staff answer the children's letters? Anyone on this list post a Santa letter?
Posted by: Larry Nace

Re: Christmas time again - Wed Dec 21 2016 07:02 AM

Here I am with my Texaco Christmas Tree with my Texaco ornaments on it. I enjoy putting this tree up every year. Thanks for bringing the post back Bob. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!!
Posted by: Alex

Re: Christmas time again - Wed Dec 21 2016 12:24 PM

These handy oilers were put into Christmas Cellophane wrappers....kind of festive...And I am adding the "Winter Banner" because it relates to Christmas time and I got it for Christmas....
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Christmas time again - Wed Dec 21 2016 03:32 PM

Thanks for sharing; Larry and Alex!

A few more Ebay items:

WWII AMOCO Poster:

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1949 Arrowhead Oil Co. Calendar with ink blotters:

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1920s-30s(?) EN-AR-CO "Rocker Can" ad:

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1930s-40s - Gilmore Oil "Cookie Tin"... owned by Oldgas Member:

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Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Christmas time again - Wed Dec 21 2016 10:39 PM

The cookie tin is for sale too... wink

Love this can...

Posted by: Larry Nace

Re: Christmas time again - Thu Dec 22 2016 10:11 AM

Came across these today. Enjoy!
Posted by: SULLY

Re: Christmas time again - Fri Dec 30 2016 02:27 PM

Hi Guys.
This is all I could come up with.
Happy Holidays.

Sully.......
Posted by: SULLY

Re: Christmas time again - Fri Dec 30 2016 02:29 PM

Sorry about that.......
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: Christmas time again - Fri Dec 30 2016 02:54 PM

Here ya go! Right side up!
Posted by: SULLY

Re: Christmas time again - Fri Dec 30 2016 07:23 PM

Thanks Kevin.
On my IPad it's right, on my PC it's sideways?

Sully.....
Posted by: Tankar

Re: Christmas time again - Fri Dec 30 2016 07:47 PM

Nice globe Jim. I like the eagles santa hat.
Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Christmas time again - Fri Dec 30 2016 08:45 PM

Looks great Jim, Hope you had a great Christmas and Happy New year.
Posted by: SULLY

Re: Christmas time again - Fri Dec 30 2016 09:58 PM

Thanks Guys.

Sully...
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Christmas time again - Sat Dec 23 2017 10:09 AM

I figured I would bring this timely thread up again and add the few new Christmas items I added to my collection over the last year and see if anyone else dug up any items they might want to add.
The card is from 1940. I researched the gentleman's names at the top of the card and learned they opened the Socony-Vacuum office in Des Moines, IA in June of 1937.
The 2 Mobil ornaments come from the Beaumont Refinery in Texas and are dated 1998 and 1999. It's neat to see the use of the magnolia flowers on the '99 in homage to the Magnolia Petroleum Co.
That's all I added this year...anyone else?
Darin
Posted by: marky

Re: Christmas time again - Tue Dec 26 2017 08:52 PM

jenney xmas card