Lot of 3 Texaco Diecast Model Plane Banks.Texaco NR1313 NR7955 NC373E
Lot of 3 Texaco Diecast Model Plane Banks.Texaco NR1313 NR7955 NC373E
Lot of 3 Texaco Diecast Model Plane Banks.Texaco NR1313 NR7955 NC373E
Lot of 3 Texaco Diecast Model Plane Banks.Texaco NR1313 NR7955 NC373E
Lot of 3 Texaco Diecast Model Plane Banks.Texaco NR1313 NR7955 NC373E
Lot of 3 Texaco Diecast Model Plane Banks.Texaco NR1313 NR7955 NC373E
Lot of 3 Texaco Diecast Model Plane Banks.Texaco NR1313 NR7955 NC373E

Lot of 3 Texaco Diecast Model Plane Banks.Texaco NR1313 NR7955 NC373E

Regular price
$49.99
Sale price
$39.99

Used
some scratches and dings overall in great shape

Lot of 3 "Wings of Texaco Series" Texaco branded coin banks, built by the Ertl Company. Included will be a Texaco NR1313, Texaco NR7955, and a Texaco NC373E.
 These are real beauties and will look fantastic on display and would be a great addition to any collection. They are mostly intact. 

Texaco NR1313:  Wingspan - 12 1/4", Length - 8" 
A scaled replica of a Travel Air Model R "Mystery Ship", a die cast metal coin bank. The Type R "Mystery Ships" were a series of wire-braced, low-wing racing airplanes built by the  built in the late 1920s and early 1930s. They were so called, because the first three aircraft of the series were built entirely in secrecy. In total, five Type Rs were flown by some of the most notable flyers of the day, including Jimmy Doolittle, Doug Davis, Frank Hawks, and Pancho Barnes, not only in races but also at air shows across the United States, and most notably, by Hawks in Europe.


Texaco NR7955:  Wingspan - 12", Length - 8" 
A scaled replica of 1929 Lockheed Air Express, a die cast metal coin bank. The Air Express design incorporated the original fuselage of the Vega, but in order to meet the requirements of Western Air Express, the wing was raised to a parasol configuration above the fuselage and the cockpit was moved behind the wing, while a more powerful Pratt & Whitney Wasp engine was fitted to ease operations over the Sierra Nevada mountains. The design was a commercial success for the company although only seven were built, plus one Air Express Special. No Air Expresses have survived to the present day. 

Texaco NC373E:  Wingspan - 13", Length - 8"
A scaled replica of a 1929 Curtiss Robin Airplane, a die cast coin bank. The Robin, a workmanlike cabin monoplane, had a wooden wing and steel tubing fuselage. This aircraft looks fairly meek and mild, and in fact, it has been underestimated more than once. Originally designed as an affordable and practical aircraft that made use of then-common, World War I surplus 90hp OX-5 engines, the Robin became a hit with private owners who wanted an enclosed cabin and an easy operation.