The Great Book of Corgi 1959-1983
Marcel Van CleemputThis magnificent book covers the entire period of Corgi production, which commenced with the showing of twenty-four model vehicles at the British Industries Fair in early 1956 and ended with the last designs in early 1983.
In addition, the author provides a short history of the Mettoy Company founded in 1933 and the launch in 1948 of the first 'metal cast' toys which bore no relation to their eventual range of Corgi toys.
The Corgi range was in direct competition with Dinky toys and owed their great success to the constant introduction of new gimmicks and technical innovations many of which were never matched by their competitors. Corgi were the "first with windows', while other classics were the James Bond Aston Martin (the most successful diecast model ever produced) and 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'.
The Great Book of Corgi does full justice to this exciting and varied range. This revised edition incorporates the Corgi Pocket Book in the the appendices.
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