Tin­plate Toy Cars of the 1950s and 60s From Ja­pan £19.99

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

Tin­plate cars were a bud­get op­tion in many coun­tries – sim­ple and crude, like Bri­tain’s GTP toys. In Ja­pan, how­ever, the post-war pro­duc­tion went for de­tail, qual­ity and ex­port po­ten­tial. Work­ing from an ex­ten­sive pri­vate col­lec­tion, the beauty and scale of these glam­orous toys is cap­tured well – one can only imag­ine how many chil­dren re­ally got to play with them dur­ing this era – with fas­ci­nat­ing sto­ries about the di­verse firms man­u­fac­tur­ing them. As a col­lec­tors’ guide, it’s soon ap­par­ent that this is no cheap hobby, and you’ll be left want­ing to hold those fric­tion-

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