Miller’s Collecting Diecast Vehicles by Peter Rixon newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Miller’s, 2005, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Millers Collecting Diecast Vehicles takes this immensely popular collecting field and presents it in a comprehensive and lively manner. Focusing on diecast vehicles rather than toys in general it enables a thorough coverage of everything the budding and more experienced collector needs to know in order to identify, buy, and look after their diecasts.
Auctioneer and diecast expert Peter Rixon uncovers the enormous range of cars and other vehicles, along with related products, available to the collector and gives practical advice on what to look out for.
Beginning with a useful discussion of the historical background to the production of diecast vehicles, how to assess identity, age, and condition, and advice on buying and selling, the reader is then led through all the significant international makers organized by chronological periods of production, including Dinky, Matchbox, Corgi, Husky, and Hot Wheels. For each maker key developments are covered and identifying features highlighted. The second half of the book then presents a comprehensive compendium of the types of vehicles available, from sports cars, to caravans, to TV and film-related models. Also included are associated items such as accessories, garages, and ephemera. All vehicles are given value estimates.
There is also an explanation of how to tell if your items are genuine, plus advice on care, storage, display, cleaning, and restoration. A guide to fairs, clubs, and museums around the world is included.
Whether motivated by childhood nostalgia or by a desire to build up a handsome collection of vintage and veteran models, Millers Collecting Diecast Vehicles is the essential guide that no lover of these miniature automobiles can afford to be without.
Very Good in Near Fine Dustwrapper. Book would be Near Fine were it not for the pasted on picture of an auction house to the first blank
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Index. 11¼” x 8¾”.
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