Toys Go to War: World War II Military Toys, Games, Puzzles and Books

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Filled with toys and propoganda that bring back memories of times past. Matthews offers a history of toys in WWII, plus chapters on the home front, punch and stock, box tops and dimes, scrapbook collectibles, plus a whole lot more. Dynamic war-era playthings for every toy collector and enthusiast. Includes a value guide.

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"Jack Matthews is a retired attorney, who lives with his wife and collections of antiques on a South Carolina coastal island. His award-winning major collection of antique toy ... soldiers and tinplate toys has a world-wide reputation. Long a student of World War II and its home front aspects, he has for some fifteen years assembled a collection of well over 1,000 WWII-era ""military"" children's toys, games, puzzles and related items, most of which are displayed herein. Based on extensive research, this volume combines contemporary history with a visual and narrative examination of the American toy industry's adaptation to war time metal restrictions and its marketing attention to the unique patriotic mood of the times.""" Read more Show Less

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Softcover 272 pages. Softcover. Brand new book. WORLD WAR II. World War II Military toys, games, puzzles and books. With hundreds of b/w and color photos. (Key Words: World War ... II, Toys, Collectibles). Read more Show Less

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Paperback New 1994 Copyright Date, 264 pages, 11 x 8.5 in size, Paperback. Out-of-Print. Nice Color Photos! Book is Unused. From a bookseller's unsold backstock. Very minimal ... cover wear from shelving/storage. Crease on outside bottom corner of back cover. Inside pages are in Unused Condition with no tears and with no notations (no pencil marks, no underlining, no highlighting, etc. ) Stated on cover: Value Guide Included. Read more Show Less

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Filled with toys and propoganda that bring back memories of times past. Matthews offers a history of toys in WWII, plus chapters on the home front, punch and stock, box tops and dimes, scrapbook collectibles, plus a whole lot more. Dynamic war-era playthings for every toy collector and enthusiast. Includes a value guide.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780929521954
  • Publisher: Pictorial Histories Pub
  • Publication date: 5/14/1995
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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