ï Sixties Style  Download by ï Judith Miller

ï Sixties Style  Download by ï Judith Miller

OKfor some Un Godly reason has all four of Judith Miller s Pocket collectible guides from DK books linked together If you review one of the four, it shows up on all the other three Very StrangeLet me make it clear that this review is only for the Metal Toys Book only Miller is the long time collectibles and antiques expert and has assembled hundreds of classic tin, cast iron, and die cast toys for this wonderful book The book is sectioned by the three distinct types of metal toys I just mentioned beginning with sheet metal or tin toys Each toy pictured is given a value range based on 1 to 5 stars with 1 star being a range of 10 200, and 5 stars being over 2000 Admittedly these are very broad ranges meant to reflect the condition of the item as well as the availability of the items original box and condition as well.
While it s certainly no where near comprehensive, the guide does provide a fair representation of the types, styles, and manufacturers of each of these types of toys and the names are certainly well known to collectors Dinky, Marx, Cragston, Hubley, Corgi, Tootsie, Schuco, Britains, and Hot Wheels Mattel Included are some great early examples of German tin toys such as a fantastic double decker bus made by Gunthermann that gets a five star value, as well as many great post WWII toys produced in Japan as factories that formerly made weapons were now being used to make toys Some other great in toys pictured are the Disney Dipsey car with Donald Duck as the driver made by Marx, and the Nautilus submarine from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea made by Sutcliffe.
The die cast section features many of the gorgeous Corgi licensed toys like the Beatles Yellow Submarine, Monkeemobile, James Bond cars, and the classic 1960 s Batmobile There are also numerous Hot Wheels redlines pictured but while the photography is top notch, many of the redlines pictured are in very rough condition with lots of scratches and paint nicks It would have been nice to see some better examples used for the pictures.
One small complaint is that the books is comprised almost entirely of various types of vehicles cars, airplanes, buses, ships, trucks, wagons, tanks, etcIt was disappointing that things such as the great Japanese tin robots and space toys, and Marx military playsets were not included.
That minor complaint aside, I really enjoyed thumbing through the book and it is a useful tool in recognizing, and evaluation the price of metal toys Now I just need to fix their end Reviewed by Tim Janson Written By An International Expert, A Series Of Compact, Richly Illustrated Guides Furnishes Up To Date Information On Purchasing, Valuing, Selling, And Collecting A Variety Of Popular Antiques And Collectibles, Using A Star Rating System To Indicate The Value Of Each Item, Information On Influential Designers And Makers, And Hundreds Of Full Color Photographs