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An wonderfully illustrated introduction to collecting all types of vintage aircraft toys {pre1970}. 108 pages with never before printed reviews of the early cast iron classics right through to helicopters.
All airplane toys produced by manufacturers such as Dinky Toy, Tootsietoy, Solido, Mercury, DUX, Rico and INGAP, Britains, Hubley, Kilgore, Lehmann, Tippco, Wiking, Cruver, Comet/Authenticast and others are reviewed.
Other chapters explain some historical enigmas and expose some unusual facts about Charles Lindberg, Henry Ford and his Trimotors.
Seaplanes, military aircraft, commercial airliners, helicopters and even unusual aircraft such as the Yonezawa B-36, the Britains Short seaplane are featured as well as Hubley’s America and Friendship, Bremen, and Lindy Glider.
Rare prewar toys from TippCo, Rico and INGAP are also described and examples of these rare airplane toys illustrated in full vibrant color.
Full coverage of toys developed during the Korean War is covered in one chapter.
Some of the items illustrated are among the rarest airplane toys and have never before been covered in print.


About the Author

Geoffrey Randolph 'GR' Webster
grwebster Paris and Grasse, France. Central Florida, USA
'GR' has amassed one of the largest collections of toy aircraft in the world. During his wartime military service in aerial combat in Vietnam, Captain Webster received double Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Air Medal for Valor, 30 Air Medals, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and 2 awards of the Cross of Gallantry commanding the 'Mustang' Gunship Platoon of the 68th Assault Helicopter Company 'Top Tigers'. A graduate from the University of Chicago with a Masters Degree in Business Administration, he retired as Chief Executive Officer of Givaudan Fragrances Inc. following a 30 year career in international business at age 54. ‘GR’ founded The Plane News and later The Miniature Aircraft Quarterly, and more recently created the airplane toy collectors website He is an accomplished author, portrait painter, aerobatic pilot, seaplane pilot, and commercial helicopter pilot and lives mainly in France with his wife and three children.

Publish Date  December 11, 2011

Dimensions  Large Format Landscape  108 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Crafts & Hobbies

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