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Esso Tiger? #170421
Sun Jan 17 2010 10:07 AM
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Found this item listed in an auction but advertised as Tony the Tiger. I believe it's the Esso tiger. Does anyone have any knowledge of this item? It looks to be a plastic, raised surface item that I can only imagine as a window display maybe.



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Re: Esso Tiger? [Re: lordparaffin] #170424
Sun Jan 17 2010 10:20 AM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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I REMEMBER TONY THE TIGER BEING OF A MUCH SIMPLER CARTOON-LIKE ANIMATION. THAT DEF LOOKS LIKE THE ESSO TIGER AS I REMEMBER IT IN THE 60'S.


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Re: Esso Tiger? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #170426
Sun Jan 17 2010 10:29 AM
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COULD HAVE BEEN USED ON TOP OF THE SHORTER WIDER CHROME PUMPS OF THE 60'S AS A LIGHT UP MAYBE BY PUTTING 2 BACK TO BACK?



ANOTHER ESSO TIGER:


KELLOGG'S FROSTED FLAKES MASCOT TONY THE TIGER WAS INDEED SIMPLER ART AND HE WORE A KERCHIEF OR BANDANA AROUND HIS NECK....'CUZ HE'S GRRRRRREAT! wink

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Re: Esso Tiger? [Re: lordparaffin] #170434
Sun Jan 17 2010 11:09 AM
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Def an Esso tiger. I just checked one of my posters and he looks identical to yours and Doc's.

Re: Esso Tiger? [Re: badgas] #170439
Sun Jan 17 2010 12:07 PM
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I had one of t hose and sold it to an old gasser a few years back. If I remember was called a pump topper. They are neat.


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Re: Esso Tiger? [Re: Alex] #170458
Sun Jan 17 2010 02:38 PM
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I remember when I was a kid, the marketing was "Put a Tiger in your Tank." I also remember some gas company that had a horse that would kick each back leg and there would be a "dink" "dink" sound like the bells on the thing you drove over (cant think of what they are called). Was this Mobil? I remember it because they gave away plastic horseshoes and I just HAD to have them. Anyone else remember this or am I imagining things?
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Re: Esso Tiger? [Re: Vermonter] #170460
Sun Jan 17 2010 02:55 PM
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John,
I think your having Withdrawal Pains because you haven't bought enough Stuff this MONTH ! LOL

Gulf is the only one I can think of giving Horse Shoes away. Always thought they looked like Donkey Shoes instead of Horse Shoes.

Re: Esso Tiger? [Re: Dick Bennett] #170462
Sun Jan 17 2010 03:02 PM
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Doc is correct. Two fit exactly back to back and were used on top of the pumps. There does not seem to be a way to light them but could still possibly be called a "globe"

Re: Esso Tiger? [Re: Dick Bennett] #170463
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Dick, I may be having withdrawl pains because I ran out of beer this afternoon!
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Re: Esso Tiger? [Re: Vermonter] #170471
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I beleive the horse shoes were a promo for NO-NOX or Super NO-NOX


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Re: Esso Tiger? [Re: jkyocom] #170503
Sun Jan 17 2010 06:46 PM
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OK, thanks guys. Now has anyone got any sense of what might be a fair value or at least what some have sold for in the past??


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Re: Esso Tiger? [Re: lordparaffin] #170522
Sun Jan 17 2010 07:44 PM
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Vermonter--It was Gulf and heres an Ebay auction that has a sign advertising the free horseshoes! Ebay#270513756488


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Re: Esso Tiger? [Re: K W FRITH] #170550
Sun Jan 17 2010 08:48 PM
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Dave: I don't remember what I sold mine for. But, I think they are umique and a bit "rare" (Please note the quotes) as they are fragile and got brittle with age. They were designed for a temporary promotion. If you are an Esso/Enco collector I would think a C-Note at least to get inthe game. Just my opinion.

Alex


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