News-Antique.com - Nov 30,2008 - Matchbox Toys 1947 to 2007 Fifth Edition
by Mr. Dana Johnson, copyright 2008
Published by Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky
(a division of Schroeder Publishing)
The latest Matchbox collector's guide to come from avid collector Dana Johnson is now available at bookstores everywhere. "Matchbox Toys 1947 to 2007 Fifth Edition" is an easy-to-use guide to current values on Matchbox toys. All models are listed alphabetically by name and description with cross-referencing for easy identification.
The 264-page book includes hundreds of full-color photos to assist in identifying specific toys.
The regular series is listed in the first part of the book and includes models and variations from 1947 to 2007, with a section listing 2008 models.
The next section combines all the other Matchbox toys - Models of Yesteryear, Major Packs, Kingsize, Matchbox Collectibles and the Dinky Collection by Matchbox - in a unified alphabetized section of its own. Also included are sections on other notable products issued under the Matchbox brand over the years including gift sets, roadways, Pee Wee's Playhouse, and lots more.
The comprehensive guide retails for $24.95, but you may find it for less at many popular online book sales sites such as Amazon.com and others. You may purchase an autographed copy directly from the author by linking to the merchants section of Amazon.com. Look for offerings from Dana Johnson.
For the most useful guide to these perennial favorites, buy a copy of Matchbox Toys 1947 to 2007 Fifth Edition today.