Texaco Plane Coin Bank

$50.00

Texaco Plane Coin Bank. This collector’s item is an Ertl diecast 1:32 scale model of a 1930s wire-braced, low-wing racing airplane called the “Mystery Ship”.

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Last updated on June 11th, 2020 at 12:43 am

Texaco Plane Coin Bank

This item, released by Ertle in 1997 as part of the Wings of Texaco collection, is a detailed 1:32 scale model of a wire-braced, low-wing racing airplane. The wings are red and the body is white with red stripes.

Because it is a replica of the “Texaco 13” aircraft displayed at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, it says “Texaco No. 13” on the side, “NR 1313” on the left-wing, and has the 1913 Texaco Logo on the right-wing.

In the 1930s, Texaco sponsored a new aircraft that was being developed by Travel Air designer Herb Rawdon and pilot Frank Hawks (considered the “fastest airman in the world” for breaking aviation records during WWI).

Hawks and Rawdon were very secretive about the details of the aircraft while it was being built so it was referred to as the “Mystery Ship”. Consequently, the name of this item is the “Travel Air Type R Mystery Ship“.

Furthermore, the Texaco Plane Coin Bank is in excellent condition. It makes a perfect gift for collectors, aviation buffs, and model plane enthusiasts.

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Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 7.5 × 3 in