Book Review: Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s & 1960s New collector's guide from Veloce Books, Dorchester, England, by Andrew Ralston, ISBN 978-1-84584-125-6, Published in November 2007, £19.99 UK/$39.95 US
News-Antique.com - Dec 29,2007 - Book Review: Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s & 1960s, The Collector's Guide - from Veloce Books, Dorchester, England, by Andrew Ralston, ISBN 978-1-84584-125-6, Published in November 2007, £19.99 UK/$39.95 US
The first book of its kind, this 128-page collector's guide is lavishly illustrated with big color photos. While not comprehensive, this book provides an excellent survey of plastic toy cars from Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, USA, Hong Kong and other countries. For those who grew up in the Fifties and Sixties, the book will generate fond memories of those trips to the dime store as a kid. For today's collector, it provides an excellent pictorial guide to the most popular plastic toy cars of the era.
Featured brands include the relatively more familiar Tri-Ang Minic toys from Great Britain, Norev from France, Anguplas from Spain, Politoys from Italy, Gama and Wiking from Germany, Hubley and Renwal from the US, Blue Box from Hong Kong, and Roco of Austria. The book also showcases the more obscure brands such as Les Rouliers, Minialuxe, Rico, Paya and Ingap.
Current values are listed in British pounds.
Order your copy through your favorite bookstore chain or online at www.velocebooks.com.
Review written by Mr. Dana Johnson, chairman - Toy Car Collectors Association, Bend, Oregon