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Farming in Miniature: A Review of British-Made Toy Farm Vehicles Up to 1980

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Attention, toy collectors! Here is an essential guide for collectors of British toy models interested in farm tractors, farm horses, and associated agricultural equipment. Many of the toys identified and described have never previously been mentioned in collectors' literature. Do you remember the days of the old-fashioned toy miniature farm vehicles? There were tractors, agricultural equipment, and even toy farm horses. Now you can revisit those days. If you were ever interested in collecting these, either back then or right now, find out how to take up that hobby once again. This is an essential book for collectors. Toymakers featured include: *Kayron Playthings *Dinky *Forest Toys *Corgi Juniors *Paramount *Speedwell *Rosedale *Tudor Rose *Dragon Toys *And more! Fully illustrated with color photography, here are the harnessed horses and model tractors you or your parents grew up with. Whether you already own a collection of toy farm vehicles or are just beginning to collect them, this is a guide you want on hand so you, your family, and friends can fully appreciate your toys and decide which you might want to add to your collection.


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Pages 360
Publish Date 2020-06-01
Size 0.0" x 0.0" x 0.0"
Author Robert Newson
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About the Author

The authors Chartered accountant Robert Newson started collecting Matchbox toys as a teenager. His interest developed into research and writing about the less well-known British manufacturers of diecast and lead vehicles. He has written extensively for toy collectors' magazines. Dr Peter Wade-Martins has spent his working life as an archaeologist in Norfolk, with a special interest in countryside conservation. His other interests include rare sheep breeds. He has made a 20-year study of farm models. In 2003, having dabbled in antiques and toys as an amateur for twenty years, Adrian Little founded Mercator Trading Ltd - dealers in interesting toys. The company specialises in the minor makers, vintage figures and pre-Second World War items. The three authors' work has been collated by Brian Bastiman who, with his son David, is a collector of model tractors and other Britains farm toys. Brian is retired from the national agricultural advisory service ADAS where he spent much of his time writing and editing scientific reports and papers.

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