Grote jongens spelen niet met Dinky Toys (NAMAC 40 years jubilee)
|Author/s||Ben van Roode (EC)|
|Type of Media||Hard Cover|
|No. of Pages||192|
|No. of Illustrations||approx. 200|
|Language/s||Other (please add in review)|
Jubilee book of Dutch Model Car Collectors Club NAMAC
Dutch language. Translated title: 'Big boys don't play with Dinky Toys' (subtitle '40 years of collecting scale model cars in the Netherlands')
Published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Dutch Mocel Car Collectors Club NAMAC (4.500 members and organizing one Europe's largest swap-meets in Houten near Utrecht). The book treats all aspects of the club and collecting miniatures, brochures and more. With contributions from members. The hardcover book was a present from the club to all its members, a softcover edition is for sale to non members for ¬15.
Of course I like this book!
|Value for Money:||5.0|
My contribution to this book consists of telling the story about chasing a model I had never seen and did not know from which maker it came. (I found it!)
That story is one of the many aspects of collecting this book focusses on. The history of the NAMAC club is the leading thread troughout the book. Members have been interviewed about their collection and passion, some have written their own chapters. The book was written, edited, designed and published by the NAMAC and its members only. The result is highly professional, good for hours of reading.
Completeness: many aspects of collecting are treated: '5'.
Informative: the book provides an excellent idea of what collecting scale models is about: '5'.
Images: professional quality: '5'.
Presentation: attractive, the set up with a couple of threads that alternate with individual stories and portraits makes it a perfect coffee table book: '5'.
Value: the book being a present to the club members this is an easy one: '5'.
Only setback... (not for me): it's in Dutch.
To avoid misunderstandings: I do not consider this is as a review of 'my own' book since I wrote only two pages. Am I prejudiced? I guess not, I refer to the euphoria I felt when the book arrived by mail. The quality was far beyond my expectations.