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Wheels: The Magical World of Automotive Toys

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Cherished childhood playthings of yesteryear, vintage toy cars are now highly coveted collectibles. Illustrated with over a hundred colorful photographs, Wheels is a delightful history of toy motor vehicles from the 1890s up to the present. Authors Mike and Sue Richardson, both avid collectors, trace the history of these popular toys from early cast-iron models to state-of-the-art vehicles made from modern materials. The renowned Christie's collection provides wonderful examples of vintage fire trucks, delivery ...

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1999 Softcover New 0811823202. New book, unmarked, in crisp card covers with french folds.; 0.63 x 10.25 x 9.97 Inches; 192 pages; Cherished childhood playthings of yesteryear, ... vintage toy cars are now highly coveted collectibles. Illustrated with over a hundred colorful photographs, Wheels is a delightful history of toy motor vehicles from the 1890s up to the present. Authors Mike and Sue Richardson, both avid collectors, trace the history of these popular toys from early cast-iron models to state-of-the-art vehicles made from modern materials. The renowned Christie's collection provides wonderful examples of vintage fire trucks, delivery vans, coupes, hot rods, roadsters, and motorcycles manufactured by famous toy makers from around the world, exhibiting the fine craftsmanship and ingenuity of more than a century of toy making. Wheels is a rare treat for anyone who admires vintage toys or spent childhood days happily "driving" toy cars around the neighborhood. Christie's, established over 200 years ago, Read more Show Less

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Overview

Cherished childhood playthings of yesteryear, vintage toy cars are now highly coveted collectibles. Illustrated with over a hundred colorful photographs, Wheels is a delightful history of toy motor vehicles from the 1890s up to the present. Authors Mike and Sue Richardson, both avid collectors, trace the history of these popular toys from early cast-iron models to state-of-the-art vehicles made from modern materials. The renowned Christie's collection provides wonderful examples of vintage fire trucks, delivery vans, coupes, hot rods, roadsters, and motorcycles manufactured by famous toy makers from around the world, exhibiting the fine craftsmanship and ingenuity of more than a century of toy making. Wheels is a rare treat for anyone who admires vintage toys or spent childhood days happily "driving" toy cars around the neighborhood.

Christie's, established over 200 years ago, is among the world's preeminent auction houses for fine art and collectibles. The Christie's collection of automotive toys is recognized internationally.

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Reviews from: ANTIQUES AND COLLECTING

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Everybody knows that among toy collecting the world of automotive toys is one of the most popular. This book provides a delightful history of the toy car from the 1890s to today that will benefit all types of toy car collectors. In addition to the wonderful history and many color illustrations is a "Collector's Information" section that provides a glossary of terms, some top prices realized and important addresses for toy museums, auction houses that conduct toy sales and leading dealers and collectors of automotive toys. This book is a wonderful choice for toy car enthusiasts.

What child hasn't had a toy car? It's a natural part of growing up, a way to mimic adulthood and make some really fun revving sounds as well. If you saved those toys, it can also be a lucrative hobby.

Consider Wheels: Christie's World of Automotive Toys an ode to such playthings. Beautifully designed in the Chronicle tradition, and illustrated with specimens drawn from the collection of Christie's auction house, this book depicts many of your childhood playthings and some really sweet little toys you probably never had. Veteran toy collectors Mike and Sue Richardson lead the tour.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811823203
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 6/1/1999
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike and Sue Richardson began collecting toys in the early 1960s. They have written several books on collecting and are regular contributors to Model Collector, the leading hobby magazine in the United Kingdom.

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