Motor Car Mascots and Badges

Motor Car Mascots and Badges

by Peter W. Card
     
 

A motor car mascot (or 'hood ornament' in North America) is a decoration for the car and a talisman for the owner, and the quality of artisanship involved in the numerous designs and models has made them eagerly sought-after by collectors. This book surveys the huge variety of mascots and badges available in Europe and North America, introduces the designers,

Overview


A motor car mascot (or 'hood ornament' in North America) is a decoration for the car and a talisman for the owner, and the quality of artisanship involved in the numerous designs and models has made them eagerly sought-after by collectors. This book surveys the huge variety of mascots and badges available in Europe and North America, introduces the designers, outlines the manufactorers and discusses forgeries and reproductions, as well as the problem of restoration.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Describes the wide variety of types of motor vehicle mascots/badges and designers/manufacturers, and discusses forgeries and reproductions. Nicely illustrated, mostly color. Bibliography, list of museums, Index.” —The Flying Lady (March/April 2009)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747806295
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
03/04/2008
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
5.79(w) x 8.31(h) x 0.17(d)

Meet the Author


Peter W. Card has worked in the collector's auction market for over twenty years and has handled a large number of car mascots and badges throughout the world. He is a museum director and auctioneer and a member o fthe Advisory Council of the National Motor Museum, and is the author of Early Vehicle Lighting for Shire.

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