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Informationen zum Autor Nick Jones Klappentext Matchbox toys were ubiquitous items for children across the Western world. Originally labelled Christmas-cracker trash by retailers and shopkeepers, the small-scale 1-75 series soon began to see unprecedented worldwide sales in the 1950s. Smaller and cheaper than most of its competitors' toys, Matchbox models were also far more accurately modelled, but the company has nevertheless seen its own share of competition and challenging times over the years. In this beautifully illustrated book, Matchbox collector Nick Jones tells the story of Matchbox and its most famous toys, from the Coronation Coach to Hotwheels dragsters, and complements the story with beautiful, previously unpublished photographs.A fully illustrated and nostalgic history of Matchbox Toys and the company that made them, which will appeal to the generations of people who have played with them over the decades - and also collectors. Zusammenfassung Matchbox toys were ubiquitous items for children across the Western world. Originally labelled Christmas-cracker trash by retailers and shopkeepers, the small-scale 1-75 series soon began to see unprecedented worldwide sales in the 1950s. Smaller and cheaper than most of its competitors' toys, Matchbox models were also far more accurately modelled, but the company has nevertheless seen its own share of competition and challenging times over the years. In this beautifully illustrated book, Matchbox collector Nick Jones tells the story of Matchbox and its most famous toys, from the Coronation Coach to Hotwheels dragsters, and complements the story with beautiful, previously unpublished photographs. Inhaltsverzeichnis The Birth of Lesney 1947-56 The '1-75' Series Regular Wheels 1953-69 The '1-75' Series Superfast Issues 1969-83 Accessory Packs, Major Packs and the Kingsize Range The Models of Yesteryear Service Stations, Roadways and Catalogues The Final Days Further Reading and Other Information Index...

Vorwort
A fully illustrated and nostalgic history of Matchbox Toys and the company that made them, which will appeal to the generations of people who have played with them over the decades - and also collectors.

Autorentext

Nick Jones



Klappentext

Matchbox toys were ubiquitous items for children across the Western world. Originally labelled Christmas-cracker trash by retailers and shopkeepers, the small-scale 1-75 series soon began to see unprecedented worldwide sales in the 1950s. Smaller and cheaper than most of its competitors' toys, Matchbox models were also far more accurately modelled, but the company has nevertheless seen its own share of competition and challenging times over the years. In this beautifully illustrated book, Matchbox collector Nick Jones tells the story of Matchbox and its most famous toys, from the Coronation Coach to Hotwheels dragsters, and complements the story with beautiful, previously unpublished photographs.



Inhalt

The Birth of Lesney 1947-56
The '1-75' Series Regular Wheels 1953-69
The '1-75' Series Superfast Issues 1969-83
Accessory Packs, Major Packs and the Kingsize Range
The Models of Yesteryear
Service Stations, Roadways and Catalogues
The Final Days
Further Reading and Other Information
Index

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Matchbox Toys
Untertitel
Shire Library
Autor
EAN
9781784420383
ISBN
1784420387
Format
Broschiert
Hersteller
SHIRE
Herausgeber
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Genre
Geschichte
Veröffentlichung
20.10.2016
Anzahl Seiten
64
Gewicht
148g
Größe
H216mm x B177mm x T7mm
Jahr
2016
Untertitel
Englisch
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