A comprehensive survey of the world's finest metal toys: mechanical novelties; automobiles and commercial vehicles; ships and boats; airplanes; toy soldiers.
Complete coverage of the period c1850-c1980: from the "flat" lead soldiers of the 1850s to modern tinplate toys from the Far East; from the classic tinplate ships, railroads, and automobiles of the "Golden Age" to the diecast models that will be tomorrow's collector's treasures. Expert advice on assembling and maintaining a collection. More than 1,500 toys and 1,000 toy soldiers shown in over 200 full-colour photographs. Every item fully described.