Been a long time since I participated in a good gasoline giveaway. I think the last time with some Disney glasses a handful of years ago. I always like them, I mean I need to buy gas, might as well make it fun — like a happy meal. Back in the 1970s they had all manner of cool giveaways, including the infamous Funny Face soft drink mix. This banner, which is being auctioned at Hake’s was part of the giveaway campaign. Get you bid in before May 27th.
According to Hake’s:
Large and impressive 43×81” cloth banner with wooden slats in provided housings at top and bottom to keep poster stable for outdoor display at “76” gas stations in 1970 while their Funny Face promotion was underway. Synthetic canvas-like material printed in orange/blue has nice, large 26.75” dia. image of Jolly Olly Orange drinking from glass dominates banner and text “Free Funny Face Soft Drink Mix With Gasoline Purchase.” A drink pack was given out with each tank of gas, orange being the only flavor offered. Due to size and fabric, this was for outdoor use and few examples survived. Banner shows some lt. wear from storage with aging to white areas of banner. Some small tears along top and bottom and lt. wear to bottom right margin. Still displays Fine+.
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