Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s and 1960s
|Type of Media||Paperback|
|No. of Pages||128|
|No. of Illustrations||250+|
|Publishing Date||November 2007|
This book aims to provide a systematic introduction to the vast number of plastic cars made during the 1950s and 1960s.
Andrew Ralston received his first Dinky Toy car, a Riley, when he wasabout five years old, and ever since has been passionately interestedin anything to do with cars. He has built up an extensive collection ofmodels, with a preference for the more unusual items, and has writtenmany articles on the subject for magazines in Britain and the USA. This is another book in his series of 50s and 60s Toy Cars (the others are diecast and tinplate).
Great Subject - Quality Book
|Value for Money:||4.0|
Re Veloce: While I normally not comment on the publisher I thought I do it with this book. I really like the new Veloce Books. Great size, excellent print and it does not matter that they are not hardcover since they do just a good job with their softcovers. The only thing that is strange is a little advertising banner for the publisher in the middle of the book.
This is my first book from Andrew (but I read a number of his articles) and would love one day to see his collection.
The subject is such an unknown and exiting one. While most people know and begrudgingly value Norev or Victory there is so much more to it! There are
Minialuxe or JEP from France, Hammer and Siku from Germany, Ingap or Politoys from Italy and many other excellent firms from Greece, Hong Kong, Spain, the US and elsewhere with history and great photos of examples of their range.
So while this is not a reference book it should help you to find what firm has produced your most recent bargain and give you some history. I personally just enjoy browsing in it and could almost see reading it front to back. A very good addition to my library!