Matchbox Car

Matchbox Car

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  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780760309643
  • DDC分類 688

Full Description


This colorful history features a full-color gallery of Matchbox cars from the beginning in the late 1940s to today. A look inside the development of the company, as well as some of the more collectible and most sought after Matchbox cars and accessories, are chronicled in this book. The book brings the birth and development of matchbox to life. Ragan's stunning photography takes the reader on a nostalgic tour of one of America's favorite toys.

Table of Contents

Forewords                                          6  (3)
Charlie Mack
Everett Marshall III
Acknowledgments 9 (1)
Introduction 10 (3)
Lesney Products Before the Birth of Matchbox 13 (8)
Cars (1947-1953)
The First Matchbox® Toys: Commercial 21 (8)
Equipment and Trucks (1953-1955)
Expanding the Selection: Everyday Cars and 29 (20)
Foreign Vehicles (1956-1959)
New Features: Windows, Interiors, Working 49 (16)
Parts, and Suspension (1960-1963)
Lesney Rewards its Foreign Customers: 65 (16)
Non-British Cars Appear in Record Numbers
(1964-1966)
Understanding a World Market (1967-1968) 81 (10)
Superfast® Transition (1969-1971) 91 (14)
Hot Rod Heaven (1972-1976) 105(16)
The Final Lesney Years (1977-1981) 121(14)
Matchbox® Cars After Lesney Products: Hot 135(17)
Property (1982-Present)
Resources 152(1)
Price Guide 153(5)
Index 158