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Dinky Toys by David Cooke
Book DescriptionDinky Toys were introduced in 1931 and these diecast metal toys became bestsellers. More than 1000 different subjects were modelled, mostly transport related. They were created by Frank Hornby, a Liverpool entrepreneur, and Dinky Toys were part of the successful Hornby empire, which also manufactured Meccano and Hornby trains and establish factories in France, Germany, Canada and other parts of the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747804277
(210mm x 150mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 13-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Cooke
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Corgi Toys, Paperback (July 2008)
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On December 16, 1944, Hitler's last great offensive of World War II commenced, in an attempt to reach the Meuse River. Kampfgruppe Peiper, a Waffen SS unit spearheaded the offensive but failed to reach the Meuse. This book tells the story of Kampfgruppe Peiper, from the first day of the invasion through the group's retreat on Christmas Day.
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Author Biography - David Cooke
David Cooke's passion for Dinky Toys began when as a child he was given four for Christmas by his grandfather, and his collection grew. In 1972 he founded the South West Model Club and in 1979 the East Anglian Model Club. David now appears regularly on radio and television describing toys, lectures to many organisations, writes articles for magazines and is the Dinky Toy Curator at Bressingham Steam Museum in Norfolk.
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