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David H
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The first Packard!  This is a Revell jumping toy, produced before Gowland and Revell turned these jumpers into the Highway Pioneers kits.

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And here are some Packards of the earlier years that I think would make great models. 1905, 1912 (same year as RAMI and Matchbox Yesteryear), another from about 1912, period photo circa 1910 (click on this one for a special larger version), late 'teens with a great windshield, and an advertisement from about 1920.  There were some great Packards before the classics of the 1930's, IMO.

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Just dreaming....    David H Nerd  

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Bob Jackman
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I love cars from this era and just received the Curved Dash Oldsmobile. I would buy models of any of these cars shown but I wonder how big the audience is for these oldies.


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David H
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Bob, I'm afraid you're right.  But I still feel there's a sense of history in our collectors.  As an example,  just  look at these pictures of cars from the mid-1920's.  What are your conclusions?

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I'd take that blue one in a heartbeat if only for the radiator.


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Rich Sufficool
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I built that Highway Pioneers kit as a kid. All I have left is the driver with the handlebar mustache. Do you remember what the kit cost? I know it was really cheap because my mother bought me a few of the series.


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David H
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@rich-sufficool    Rich, did you look closely at that radiator?  The mid 1920's Buick copied the Packard radiator styling.  Kind of reminds me of the Henry J's tail lights using Cadillac styling.

And if I remember correctly, the Revell Highway Pioneers were about 65 cents.  Later additions increased somewhat.

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Here's one that isn't easy to find:

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@rich-sufficool 

Thank-you to the Gods that be for parents and grandparents that helped us develop our love of model kits. 

Those kits also helped us to learn to read instructions and follow steps in order to complete something we, as kids, could be proud of.

Steve


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