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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Although the name "Corgi Toys" was not introduced until 1955, the roots of the original holding company, Mettoy, go back to 1932 when a German toymaker called Philipp Ullmann arrived in Britain to form a new toy manufacturing company. This company produced many types of toys, both before and after the Second World War, mainly in tinplate.

In the 1950s Mettoy began to produce diecast metal toys and hence, in 1956 the first Corgi Toys were released to the children's toy market and proved an immediate success. Over the next 30 years hundreds of miniature vehicles would be modeled on contemporary vehicles such as Vauxhalls, Rileys, Hillmans, Standards, Commers and ERFs. Corgi also made daring and successful ventures into film-and-TV related toys with their versions of James Bond, The Saint and Batmobile cars selling millions. Life-long collector David Cooke explores the history of Corgi Toys, describing the various models and illustrating how these simple children's toys became valuable collectables. He also charts the recent financial problems faced by the company, and their resurgence based upon Limited Edition collectors' models sold direct to an adult market.

About the Author

David Cooke's passion for Corgi Toys began when as a child he was given a model for Christmas by his grandfather, and his collection grew. In 1972 he founded the South West Model Club and in 1979 the East Anglian Model Club. David now appears regularly on radio and television describing toys, lectures to many organizations, writes articles for magazines and is the Corgi Toy Curator at Bressingham Steam Museum in Norfolk.

Table of Contents

Chronology

Mettoys—Perfect Scale Models: 1934-55

'The Ones with the Windows': 1955-69

The Final Years of Mass-Production: 1970-85

Film and Television Related Toys:1965-82

Corgi Classics: From 1985

The Twenty-First Century

Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780747806677
Author:
Cooke, David
Publisher:
Shire
Author:
Cook, E. David
Subject:
Toys
Subject:
Corgi toys -- Collectors and collecting.
Subject:
Corgi toys.
Subject:
Antiques-Toys
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire Library
Publication Date:
20081021
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
8.00x5.80x.30 in. .25 lbs.

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Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Antiques » Toys

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