What's "automobilia?" It's all the great go-with items that accompanied the evolution of our auto history. It's the signs that hung in dealerships and gas stations, the toys that young drivers-to-be played with, it's the oil cans that poured and the dealer giveaways that promoted their products. Automobilia, the book explores the vintage signs, toys, and giveaways produced during the 100-year life of the auto industry, which changed the course of history forever. The history of the auto is captured in more than 500 photos, with information-packed captions and a corresponding price guide. Automobilia is an invaluable reference for anyone fascinated by the story of the horseless carriage, and a must-have for both beginner and long-time collectors.
Leila Dunbar has helped expand and redefine a family antique business, helping Dunbar's Gallery carve out a niche as a leading auction company in vintage motorcycle, automotive, and holiday memorabilia. She is an appraiser for the PBS Antiques Road Show series. She has also written articles for Mobilia, Collector's Eye, Collector's Showcase, Indian Illustrated, Old Bike Journal, Antique Toy World, Indian Illustrated, and Mobilia magazines. Leila has published two books about Motorcycle Collectibles for Schiffer Publishing and is currently working on books about German Halloween items of the early 1900s, comic character collectibles, and Dedham Pottery, slated for release in 1998-1999.