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Title:
A connoisseur's guide to antique toys.
Author:
Pearsall, Ronald, 1927-2005.
Publication Information:
New York : Todtri, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781577171515
Format :
Book

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Central Library NK9509 .P43 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

Not everyone has enjoyed owning fine furniture, ceramics, glass or silver, but everyone has had toys. It is no wonder that this has become one of the greatest areas for collecting, for it caters to that longing for nostalgia in so many people. Today's collector has an array of toys to choose from, and this guide helps to indentify the many types available for starting a collection. Some of the many areas for collecting examined in this volume are simple and scientific toys, dolls, dolls' houses, miniature furniture, board games, jigsaw puzzles, clockwork toys, and toy soldiers. Over 100 full-color photographs demonstrate the great variety of toys available.


Author Notes

Ronald Pearsall is a full-time book author and magazine and newspaper journalist. He lives in the south-west of England in a village near Bodmin Moor.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 17
Early Toysp. 9
Wooden Toysp. 23
Metal Toysp. 47
Scientific Toysp. 71
Dollsp. 91
Board Games and Cardsp. 111
Indexp. 126

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