Antiques Pierce Carlson Toy Trains: A History

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Toy Trains: A History

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The chronologically ordered sections of this book cover over a hundred years - from 1840 to 1955 - the entire history of the world of toy trains, from its precursors to the aftermath of the "golden age". The illustrations are also grouped by date to allow easy visual appreciation of stylistic and technological developments and changes, and this historical arrangement of text and pictures allows swift and straightforward reference when dating objects. Numerous individual trains from all periods and makers are illustrated, and even if a collector's specific items are not shown, they can be quickly related to similar objects that are, and thus broadly identified and dated. The comprehensive captions to the illustrations identify and give the name, maker and date. Important stylistic and technological features are noted and comments on points of special interest are included. The captions also identify the item's price group. This imaginatively conceived book with price guide encapsulates the world of the toy railway by supplying a chronological history of the subject, a wealth of factual detail for collectors and numerous carefully selected and beautifully photographed illustrations.

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