Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Harbie the Seal - Harbor Oil Mascot Statues

We've long been fans of the Harbie the Seal statues and were thrilled to learn of a surviving small (truck top) Harbie statue.

The statues in our collection were formerly displayed at Harbor Oil stations in the southern California area in the late 1960s and early 1970s and are around six and a half feet tall. Over the years a few vintage photos have popped up online showing Harbor Oil pickups with a small version mounted on the roof. Our searches had come up blank each time we've looked for any surviving versions of the little statue so we were thrilled to receive an email letting us know the sender had a little Harbie on their nightstand.

Big Harbie on left and little Harbie on right.

Their statue was purchased at an auction in the 1970s and although it has lost a bit of paint over the years it's fantastic to confirm at least one of them is still out there.

If anyone runs across a Harbie of any size needing a new home we'd love to hear from you. We've always got room for one or two more.

Harbie the Seal road trip.

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