|Blurbarian Since||June 2009|
|Name||Geoffrey Randolph 'GR' Webster|
|My Web Site||http://www.miniatureaircraftcollectors.com|
|Location||Paris and Grasse, France. Central Florida, USA|
|My Occupation||Retired businessman, author, painter, pilot, collector, and father of three young children|
'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 http://www.miniatureaircraftcollectors.com.
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.
|Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...|
|No more books. These take a very long time to do and there is not a large enough interest in them to justify the effort. Dinky Toys Aircraft, 1934-1979 and Collecting Vintage Aircraft Toys are the only recent works on the subject and I will continually add new information as it comes in. I may be adding chapters in the future to Collecting Vintage Aircraft Toys on other classic makers, Solido, Tekno, Mercury, Tootsietoy, etc...|
|This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)|
Not true. Blurb wrote this, not me.|
The book is very specific and boring unless you collect toy airplanes. Nice photos, though and new new information making it a n important reference book