Motor Car Mascots and Badges
2nd Revised edition
By (author) Peter W. Card
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Motor Car Mascots and Badges by Peter W. Card
Book DescriptionThe use and display of ornamentation on motor vehicles has always been fashionable. The motor-car mascot served two main purposes: a decoration for the car it adorned, and a talisman for the owner/driver, who would often retain his mascot after his motocar had been exchanged for another. The quality of artisanship applied to the numerous designs and models means that the older mascots and badges are eagerly sought by collectors and there appears to be no limit to availability.This book surveys the wide variety of types of motor vehicle mascots and badges, introduces the designers, outlines the manufacturers and discusses forgeries and reproductions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747806295
(210mm x 150mm x 3mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Peter W. Card
Working in the collectors' auction market for over twenty years, Peter W. Card ha first-hand experience of handling a significant number of mascots and badges. He enjoys primary research relating to early transport and has contributed to a number of books on early transport subjects, including the Shire Album 'Early Vehicle Lighting'. Peter W. Card is a museum director and auctioneer and a member of the Advisory Council of the National Motor Museum.
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