Saturday, August 05, 2006

Got Away


When collecting there is always a few things you wished you had gotten but did not. The price might be too high or you get outbid a the last moment or did not realize what it was till later. This octopus wall display is one I wished I had bid higher for when it was on Ebay probably 5 years ago. He is the mascot for the Octopus Car washes and some still have a giant 3 dimensional versions on poles above the place. This one was much smaller so it probably would have been used as a inside display. I have yet to see another one like it but hope one day to get another chance are one. Sorry for the late post today hope your Saturday is going great.

2 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

Wow what a great and cute piece. I would definitely be bummed for missing this piece.

Jim C. said...

Never seen an Octopus Car Wash, but a former Harbor gas station in Alhambra, Ca. still had the old mascot statue of Harby the Seal in the corner of their lot.
Harby was a cartoony seal wearing a Skipper hat and sitting on a rock that had his name on it.