Book Reviews June/July 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

Veloce Publishing has just re-released two books of interest to the die cast and tin toy collector.

 

Diecast toy cars of the 1950s and 1960s by Andrew Ralston. English Text. 128 pages. 250 pictures, Softbound, 225x225mm. Published by Veloce Publishing and available from good specialist booksellers and direct from www.veloce.co.uk or www.velocebooks.com.

ISBN 978-1-787111-17-2  19.95 GB Pounds or 30 US Dollars

This book provides a comprehensive overview of diecast toy cars made during these two very productive decades. Many companies shown may be generally forgotten today but their products are still sought after. The pages feature models from firms like Dinky Toys, Corgi Toys, Matchbox, Märklin, GAMA, Solido, Tekno and Tootsietoy. This book brings back memories of the toys of these eras.


 

 

Tinplate Toy Cars of the 1950s and 1960s from Japan by Andrew Ralston. English Text. 160 pages. 173 colour pictures, Softbound, 225x225mm. Published by Veloce Publishing and available from good specialist booksellers and direct from www.veloce.co.uk or www.velocebooks.com.

ISBN 978-1-787111-20-2 19.95 GB Pounds or 30 US Dollars

The book showcases postwar Japanese-built tinplate cars absed on protypes from all around the world. The book features some of the rarest models from a private collection. The book gives history and background for all these toys. This is a  book for specialist collectors and all of those with an interest in vintage toys.


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