C1942

Pacific Ampol Map. Be in the van to smash Japan – buy 5/- national savings stamps.

Scarce c.20th World War II advertising poster “Be in the van to smash Japan – buy 5/- national savings stamps.” “With the compliments of Australian Motorists petrol Co. Ltd. (authorised capital at £1,000,000) marketers of Ampol motor oils, hi-octane motor spirit, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Pacific Ampol Map. Be in the van to smash Japan – buy 5/- national savings stamps.

Date:

C1942

Condition:

In good condition, laid on archival linen.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

980mm 
x 740mm

Paper Size: 

1015mm 
x 783mm
AUTHENTICITY
Pacific Ampol Map. Be in the van to smash Japan - buy 5/- national savings stamps. - Vintage Map from 1942

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1942

Description:

Scarce c.20th World War II advertising poster “Be in the van to smash Japan – buy 5/- national savings stamps.” “With the compliments of Australian Motorists petrol Co. Ltd. (authorised capital at £1,000,000) marketers of Ampol motor oils, hi-octane motor spirit, greases, power and lighting kerosene.”

To support world war II, the War Savings Campaign was set up. War savings were not only limited to the purchase of certificates and bonds, but also used local collections to raise money for aeroplanes, tanks and any items which were urgently needed for the war effort.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID1065931
State Library New South Wales: Call Numbers M4 910/1942/1 , C4 910/1942/1
State Library Victoria: MAPS 405A

Clive Barrass (1906 - 1970)

Barrass was born in Melbourne and moved to Sydney when he was young. He held the Australian diving championship from 1927 to 1930, and served with the Royal Australian Air Force in World War II. Clive Barrass was a co-founder of Australian Guide Book Co. with Cecil Gregory in 1933. Together they produced the first Gregory's Street Directory of Sydney and Suburbs. Maps drafted or drawn by Clive Barrass were published under his personal name, as well as his company name, the Clive Barrass Map Publishing Company.

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