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The Great Book Of Dinky Toys

The name 'Dinky Toys' belongs to the world famous range of toy cars produced by one of the world's most famous toy manufacturers, Meccano Ltd. The factory in Binns Road, Liverpool, made high quality metal construction sets, model railways in 0 and 00 gauges, clockwork boats, chemistry sets and many other educational toys. The toy cars were first produced as lineside effects for the Hornby Trains and were added to the Modelled Miniatures' range of figure sets. By 1934 the vehicles had taken over and the range was renamed to reflect this. Dinky Toys were the most prolific and diversified range of toy vehicles ever made, so much that the name 'Dinky' has been taken into common usage to denote any small toy car much as we often refer to the vacuum cleaner as a 'Hoover'. Dinky Toys have the greatest number of aficionados of any make of toy and are collected throughout the world. In 1981, Mike and Sue Richardson's world-renowned book on the subject of Dinky Toys and Modelled Miniatures was published by N

Hardcover: 292 pages

Publisher: New Cavendish Books Dist; 1st edition (2000)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1872727832

ISBN-13: 978-1872727837

Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 1.4 x 10.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 4.7 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Mike and Sue Richardson have been toy collectorsfor over 40 years and experts on die cast toys.This book represents the summary of all their knowledge on Dinky Toys, having met with production officers and workers from the factory in Liverpool.A comprehensive guide to British Dinky Toys from 1933 to 1980.Contains tables of all models by issue number with color variations and issue and deletion dates; including most photos of all models ever produced. Information is based on official records from the Meccano factory, in Liverpool, England.It also has a large appendix with definitions and miscellaneous information, such as factory display photos, model plans, catalogs, etc.The quintessential book for the passionate collector of these precise and beautiful die cast toys.Very easy to use and helpful to identify any English model.Has no price estimates as these parameters are irrelevant.Beautiful printing and photography.Large heavy volume in hardback printing only.Highly recommended for research and model identification.

This book is the Bible of Dinky Toys as far as I am concerned.A must for all Dinky Toys Collectors

As beginning collector it was difficult to get an insight in what exactly was produced, when and what varieties exist.This book fills the gap to a large extend, providing a lot of information. The illustrations/lay out are/is sometimes what eratic, and one example of a factory drawing would be nice, but so many eats up a lot of space, which might have been used for other purposes. However, the provides an excellent overview of all aspects of Dinky, and it is well worth its money.

Having a collection of Dinky military,from my childhood times in the '50's,and a renewedinterest in collecting more,I needed some books on Dinky toys.I read some very positive reviews on "The Great Book of Dinky Toys" and placed an orderfor one from . This choice turned out to be a winner. Its a beautiful,heavy book of nearly 300pages,very well laid out with great photography,model numbers,release years and a wonderfulsection on the history of Dinky,with original ads of the company,through the years.You will be very happy with this Dinky "masterpiece",and as a companion to it,I alsorecommend a smaller,but very interesting book by Edward Force,"Dinky Toys" 7th edition

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