Dinky Toys are a part of many people's childhood. They were one of the many famous brands produced as part of the Meccano empire set up by Frank Hornby at his Binns Road factory in Liverpool. Although they began before the Second World War, it was the post-war ranges produced by Dinky that really caught the public's imagination and helped to make the period into the company's golden years.
This colourfully illustrated book tells the story of Dinky Toys, including small Dinky Toys, the larger Dinky Supertoys, accessories and Dublo Dinky Toys. Author David Busfield also examines catalogues, marketing material and the unique Meccano Magazine as well as the collecting of Dinky Toys today.
This book is part of the Britain's Heritage series, which provides definitive introductions to the riches of Britain's past, and is the perfect way to get acquainted with Dinky Toys in all their variety.
David Busfield has collected Dinky Toys for over 30 years and has amassed a large collection of models, publicity material and memorabilia from the Meccano factory. David is a former editor of the Dinky Toys Collectors' Association quarterly journal and he still is a regular contributor to this and other publications. He is author of Dinky Toys, A Pictorial Record". He used to be a working photographer and produces excellent quality images of Dinky Toys for all his written work.