Today I'm offering for sale 12 Vintage Road Maps from the 1930's, 40's, 50's, and 60's, which where offered free of charge when you purchased gas or other items at gas stations across the country. With the invention of the automobile came roads, gas stations, and the road map which motorists needed to find out how to get from Point A to Point B. Listed below are the description and condition of each map:
1)1966 Motor Court Map New England including adjoining New York and Quebec. *Condition: Very good condition; very clean and bright; a 2½" tear at a fold at the bottom of the map, and a 4½" tear at one of the first and second folds of the map.
2)1950's Chevron Supreme Gasoline Map of New Mexico and Points of Interest.*Condition: Very good condition; clean and bright; three black marks on the back page of the map.
3)1963 Texaco Road Map of New York.*Condition: Good- condition; lightly soiled with some edge wear; about a 1" tear at the middle of each fold; light chipping along the two sides of both the front and back of the map when folded.
4)1959 Chevron Supreme Gasoline Road Map of Los Angeles, street and local vicinity map.*Condition: Very good condition, very clean and bright. The map is marked with orange marker mapping the way from Point A to Point B.
5)1961 Esso The Happy Motoring Map of Pennsylvania with special maps of Philadelphia and other cities.*Condition: Good condition, very clean and bright. The map is marked in red marker on the towns that were visited by the owner of the map; Five tiny holes at five folds; light surface wear.
6)1950 Gulf Map of Ohio Tourguide Map which also shows 16 different Gulf products which could be purchased at Gulf Gas Stations.*Condition: Very good condition, very clean and bright; five tiny tears, one at a fold and the other four along the edges; a blue mark above the G probably made with a blue ink pen; a ¼" round tan stain below the word Comfort on the back page.
7)1955/56 Esso Map of Eastern United States and Adjacent Canada Interstate Map.*Condition: Fair+ condition; numbers written in blue ink in the white space on the front of the map; light wear and light soiling to the back page of the map; Two tiny holes at two folds in the map; tan staining on about ¼ of the map.
8)1963 Texaco Map of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.*Condition: Very good condition, very clean and bright; two tiny holes at two folds in the map.
9)1968 Phillips 66 Map of Baltimore, Street and Vicinity.*Condition: Fair condition; gray soiling to the front page and back page of the map; five tiny tears at five folds in the map and three tiny tears along the edges;
10)1961 Esso, Humble Oil & Refining Company, New Jersey Map with Sight-Seeing Guide.*Condition: Good condition, very clean and bright; three tiny holes at three folds in the map; four ¼" tears along the edges.
11)1940 Gulf Ohio Info-Map. Inside it shows products made by Gulf that can be used around the home.*Condition: Very good condition; three small tears at three folds in the map; one ¼" tear at the edges; very minor soiling to the front(hardly noticeable).
12)1933 Sinclair Road Map of Georgia. This map was specially made to coincide with the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and is quite interesting. "Sinclair brings Dinosaurs to life at the Chicago World's Fair." The map tells how Sinclair gas and lubricates are used all across the world in all types of transportation even the U.S. Navy has a contact to keep it's ships lubricated. Also inside it lists all the passenger cars that may use Sinclair Motor Oil and the types it should use in their cars. Also on one part of the map it shows every state along with small drawings of places of interest you may want to visit while on vacation. *Condition: Good- Condition; minor soiling; seventeen tiny to small tears at the folds in the map; eight tiny to small tears along the edges. For being 78 years old, it's still in very nice condition.
A simple road map like those listed above can bring back fond memories of family vacations. I'm sure this will ring a bell—Mom gets the sandwiches and drinks ready and then the family fills the family car stopping along the way at a gas station to fill `er up, get the windows cleaned, the oil checked, and the kids go in the station to get the freebees the gas station was giving away along with a free road map--have times ever hanged. A wonderful collection of Vintage Road Maps for a gift for someone who collects vintage road maps.
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