Hess Gasoline Company began their annual series of miniature, toy trucks to sell at their gas stations in 1964. That first 1964 Hess toy truck is a plastic replica of the Hess Tanker Trailer, painted the same colors as the working tankers, which is dark green, white and yellow. Produced in a lot of 150,000, they originally sold for a little over one dollar each. Today, their collectible value has increased dramatically.
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This 1964 – 1965 Hess Toy Truck Tanker Trailer B Mack Tanker sports realistic front and rear lights, which are battery operated. Its tank holds water, which is dispersed through its connected rubber hose. On the truck’s belly, it reads, Made in Hong Kong by Marx Toy Company. Replica stickers complete this marvelous tanker’s authenticity. The following year, Hess Gasoline reissued the exact same truck.