The Vintage Years of Airfix Box Art :: Roy Cross soon to be presented for sale on the incomparable BookLovers of Bath web site!
Ramsbury: The Crowood Press, 2009, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Colour plates; Black & white drawings; Colour frontispiece; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Title page vignette;
From the cover: Airfix has been commercially producing plastic kits since 1949 and its models have been made by successive generations of young boys and men alike. Started by Nicholas Kove, a refugee from Hungary, in 1939, the company started by producing inflatable rubber toys, but by the end of the Second World War had become one of the first companies in the UK to have an injection-moulding machine. A lucky break ensued when Harry Ferguson, of the eponymous tractor manufacturer; asked for a model of one of his tractors that could be used as a promotional toy. Problems with its manufacture saw the model being made in parts and then assembled into a toy tractor; this was the start of Airfixs growth as Britains premier model kit company.
In the 1950s, the model which really made the Airf…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Index. 11¼” x 12¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I sweet-talk you into considering additional gorgeous books that are part of my Modelling catalogue?