These photos are so poor that I hesitated about putting them up. But I have a little point to make, and they do at least show the product and the problem.
For a very long time I’ve wanted this map of the USA cooler, made by Skotch Kooler for Esso sometime in the 1950s. I want one because I have this crazy love for old tin maps, and I can remember this cooler from my childhood. It’s a fairly common thing; I run across them all the time. The problem is that they are always either rusty or the graphics have faded. I’m wanting one in excellent condition, mainly because I want to use it.
I spotted this one hanging in a mall, but even before I’d seen the price – $39.99 – I’d ruled it out. I just can’t live with that much rust. I thought the price was too high, especially given the condition, but a quick look on etsy put this in line with what people are asking online.
Oh, well, someday my cooler will come in.