Vintage Gulf Oil Boating Safety Booklet 'Down the Hatch'

$ 10.00

Helpful pamphlet full of fueling safety advice for boaters, published by Gulf Oil and also advertising Gulf marine products. Pamphlet measures 5-1/2 x 8 inches, 20 pages including covers. Numerous color cartoon illustrations.  Undated, but at bottom corner of BC is printed the number SP 848IR56 - it could be from as early as 1956 or it could be somewhat later - judging by the style, probably no later than the 1960s.  This copy is about as close to mint as something that old can get. There is extremely minimal shelf wear and some light soiling visible near spine; in the interior there are faint discolorations where color from an illustration (usually red) has transferred very slightly to the facing page. Otherwise the staples are clean and tight, corners are square and it almost doesn't look like it's ever been opened. Shipped in an archival poly bag and sandwiched in corrugated cardboard to keep it from getting mangled in the mail. Great for the collector of mid-century advertising, oil company or boating memorabilia.

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