HESS toy trucks - history in pictures

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(The History of Hess Toy Trucks in Pictures)
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caution not to damage the box when opening.  Save the
original bag the collectable came in along with the
battery safety tabs.  Store away from any direct light.

1964 & 1965
Original Retail Price: $1.29, battery included.
150,000 Produced.
The very first year produced.
Authentic reproduction of the
B Mack tanker truck.  Note: the funnel
was bright red with the HESS logo.
Tanker could be filled with water
and drained by the attached hose.
Made in Hong Kong by
the Marx Toy Company.
Currently sells for approx.
$1,500.00.
Date Acquired:
Price:
1964-1965 Tanker Truck
1965 was a reissue with no changes
1966
Original Retail Price: $1.89, battery included.
150,000 Produced.
Other than the mini produced in 2002,
this is the only non-land vehicle
produced.
Working bow and stern lights and
rolling wheels.
Made in the US by
Marx Toy Company.  The was
an optional stand produced as well.
Currently sells for approx. $2,000.00.
Date Acquired:
Price:
1966 Tanker Ship
1967
Original Retail Price: $1.99, battery included.
300,000 Produced.
A split window Mack tanker truck.
Reads Fuel Oils on one side
and gasoline on the other side.
This is the only other US made
toy.  Made by Marx Toys.  The bottom of the
truck only states Made In USA.
Red velvet lined box bottom.
Currently sells for approx. $1,800.00.
Date Acquired:
Price:
1967 Tanker Truck
1968-1969
Original Retail Price: $1.49, battery included.
250,000 Produced.
Made in Hong Kong by Marx Toys.
The end of the box reads "Made in Hong
Kong" and "Hess Oil Chemical Corp.
Home Office Perth Amboy, New Jersey".
Currently sells for Approx. $700.00.
Date Acquired:
Price:
1968-1969 Amerada Hess Tanker Truck
Reissue of 1967
 1969 SPECIAL
Original Cost: FREE
This was a special gift to AMERADA HESS employees.
10,000 Produced.
Currently sells for Approx. $2,000.00.
Date Acquired:
Price:
From time to time, Hess creates special trucks that are not offered for sale to the general public. In the past, these trucks have been produced to commemorate special events or new products. Consequently, very few of these trucks are produced. 

This truck was produced to celebrate the merger of Hess Oil and Chemical with Amerada Petroleum. The truck was based upon the 1968 Oil Tanker toy truck, the primary differences being that the name Amerada Hess appears on the body and rear of the tanker. The truck featured working headlights and taillights, and a flexible hose. In 1969, the truck was mailed to the home of each and every Amerada Hess employee as a holiday gift.

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