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Genuine or not esso wagenpflege

Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 UKMember Posts: 345
edited April 26 in Collecting
Hi can anyone tell me if this is a genuine part and what set it's from. Thanks

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  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 UKMember Posts: 345
    Sorry found it. Esso filling station 310-5
     
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 1,865
    edited April 27
    That part was mainly produced for the 310/1310 Esso Service Station of 1956-66.

    It was produced for Germany/Austria as ESSO WAGENPFLEGE, for the rest of the world as ESSO SERVICE.... and for Finland as ESSO HUOLTO ($$$).








    sid3windrcatwranglerBluefox1966oldtodd33stlux
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 1,865
    The Esso Service Station was one of the coolest LEGO sets, because it came in a Streamline Moderne Art Deco look to it (this was one of the sets why the macaroni brick was invented for)....   It came in 7 different box designs.

    The earliest German/Austrian design had the ESSO WAGENPFLEGE shown on the box, but in extremely limited quantities before they switched to "ESSO SERVICE" (even though the German printed brick was still inside).  I love the old LEGO artwork....



    In Denmark and other early LEGO countries in continental Europe it had ESSO SERVICE....


    One thing I always get a chuckle out of on early LEGO boxes is that the artists didn't always get the model right.... there was a (hand painted) red edge to the rooftop plates (until 1963 when they stopped the labor intensive practice).... but there was never a red line along the top row of white 1x bricks (including the macaroni brick)....

    Images from my Collectors Guide.
    Bluefox1966stluxcatwrangler
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