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Antique Metal Tin Cast Iron Toys - Cars Trucks Airplanes Military Etc. / Book

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Antique Metal Tin Cast Iron Toys - Cars Trucks Airplanes Military Etc. / Book

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THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF METAL TOYS – An All-Color Guide to the Art of Collecting International Playthings, by Gordon Gardiner and Alistair Morris, Harmony Books, NY, 1984. 
Lavishly illustrated in color, this early out-of-print book provides a pictorial survey of over one thousand tin and cast iron toys with identifying captions.  “Metal toys of all types and makes are illustrated: Trains, [Lionel, Marx, Hornby, Dublo Dinky, Marklin, etc.],  ships [Marklin, Fleischmann, Arnold, Bing, Carette, etc.], aircraft [Nomura, Empire, Fleischmann, Jep, Cardini, etc.], cars [Corgi, Dinky, Tootsietoys, Matchbox, etc.] and trucks; Novelty toys-ranging from cast-iron money boxes to clockwork mice; Military toys [Britains, etc.] – soldiers, sailors, pilots and their weapons, equipment and vehicles; Wild West figures, animals, zoo and circus figures; Toys from all the master toymakers: Corgi, Dinky, Marx, Matchbox, Bassett-Lowke and more.  Each toy is fully described with clear text and a caption giving an estimate, on a simple and internationally applicable scale, of each item’s degree of rarity and its comparative value, for collectors and the curious.  [This text] gives us both a stroll down memory lane and a guide to collecting these fascinating objects.” 
The photography in this book is magnificent; the captions are in-depth; and the narrative is concisely rich.  Information is also provided on metal toy manufacturers and their trademarks.  This scarce text would make a fine addition to the permanent reference library of the collector, dealer, or historian of antique metal toys.
Heavy / oversize 8.8” x 12” hardback with dust cover in very good condition.  208 pages.
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Condition: Very Good A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
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