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Dinky Toys - Much Loved Dinky Toys from the 1950s (Hardcover) Loot Price: R276
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Dinky Toys - Much Loved Dinky Toys from the 1950s (Hardcover): Kim Sayer, Paul Atterbury

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Dinky Toys - Much Loved Dinky Toys from the 1950s (Hardcover)

Kim Sayer, Paul Atterbury

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List price R356 Loot Price R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 You Save R80 (22%)

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Dinky Toys must be one of the most successful and collectable toys ever made. These delightfully stylish photographs feature models from the golden age of the Dinky toy - an era that will be remembered fondly by every post-war baby-boomer, both men and women. Now the subject of serious interest from collectors worldwide many of these models have re-emerged as highly collectable, often selling at very high prices. But the toys that feature here are neither pristine or shiny. Collected over the years by photographer Kim Sayer, their charm is in the chips, dents and worn paint work - toys that have been played with and loved. His affection for them is obvious, as each model is given its own delightful setting, reflecting a more gentle and innocent era.Visual puns abound - the Landrover, "a fine model of a vehicle designed to go anywhere and do anything" climbs its way up a staircase, whilst the Avro York Airliner takes off from the ironing board, and an open-top sports car zooms along fighting the gale force winds of an electric fan. Many of the photographs also play off against the original marketing tagline used to sell the models: 'Just look at the remarkable detail on this exciting model of Britain's famous centurion tank. It is a welcome reinforcement for the playroom army.' 'Here is a fine new model, the Humber Police Patrol Car containing uniformed driver and patrolman.' These are wonderful photographs that will appeal to all ages - particularly to those who will remember their days of short trousered bliss crawling about on the floor for hours on end, their imaginations fired by the splendour of their Dinky toys.

General

Imprint: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2007
First published: September 2008
Authors: Kim Sayer • Paul Atterbury
Dimensions: 155 x 217 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 144
ISBN-13: 978-1-904587-49-1
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Antiques & collectables
Books > Sport & Leisure > Hobbies, quizzes & games
Books > Sport & Leisure > Miscellaneous items
Books > Arts & Architecture > Antiques & collectables > Toys, games & models
Books > Sport & Leisure > Hobbies, quizzes & games > Models & model-making
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Books > Sport & Leisure > Hobbies, quizzes & games > Models & model-making > General
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LSN: 1-904587-49-6
Barcode: 9781904587491

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