Miller's Collecting Diecast Vehicles - Peter RixonLondon: Miller's, 2005, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little light sunning to the spine of the dust wrapper and onto the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Further reading list; Colour photographs;
From the cover: “Miller’s Collecting Diecast Vehicles takes this immensely popular collecting field and presents it in a comprehensive and lively manner. Focusing on diecast vehicles rather than toys in general it enables a thorough coverage of everything the budding and more experienced collector needs to know in order to identify, buy, and look after their diecasts.
Auctioneer and diecast expert Peter Rixon uncovers the enormous range of cars and other vehicles, along with related products, available to the collector and gives practical advice on what to look out for.
Beginning with a useful discussion of the historical background to the production of diecast vehicles, how to assess identity, age, and condition, and advice on buying and selling, the reader is then led through all the significant international makers organized by chronological periods of production, including Dinky, Matchbox, Corgi, Husky, and Hot Wheels. For each maker key developments are covered and identifying features highlighted. The second half of the book then presents a comprehensive compendium of the types of vehicles available, from sports cars, to caravans, to TV and film-related models. Also included are associated items such as accessories, garages, and ephemera. All vehicles are given value estimates.
There is also an explanation of how to tell if your items are genuine, plus advice on care, storage, display, cleaning, and restoration. A guide to fairs, clubs,and museums around the world is included.
Whether motivated by childhood nostalgia or by a desire to build up a handsome collection of vintage and veteran models, Miller’s Collecting Diecast Vehicles is the essential guide that no lover of these miniature automobiles can afford to be without.”
Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages.