Saturday, December 12, 2015

Historic Cars - Another Blast From the Past from @Shell

Earlier this week I posted about receiving the "Man in Flight" coin series published by Shell from 1969. I have now got the 1970 "Historic Cars" series of 20 coins. These feature the 1886 Benz 3-Wheeler, the 1909 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, the 1930 Midget, the 1938 Volkswagen Beetle, the 1959 Morris Mini-Minor, and the 1970 Lamborghini Miura.

I remember collecting these very light aluminium coins very well. Of course, my Dad would pick them up for me every time he went to a petrol station. I still have 8 of these coins (yes - for nearly 45 years!) in one of my coin albums. When I saw the full set on eBay I couldn't resist - the full set, plus spares, cost £15.00. One thing I remember about this collection, as is common in many other similar collections, is that some coins were very common while others were scarse and harder to collect. The Citroen DS 19 (third from right on bottom row below) was one of the common ones if I remember correctly - we seemed to get this one a lot. 

1 comment:

  1. That is most certainly the best bargain for a full set that not only carries historical value but sentimental value as well for collectors. I wouldn’t have hesitated a second either if I were to come across such a rare deal. Even though I am not an ardent fan on an entirety, but it is nice to own a piece of history.