Dinky Toys, A Pictorial Record by David J Busfield

Dinky Toys, A Pictorial Record is a brand new publication which celebrates post war Dinky. It has been produced by long time collector David Busfield as a lavish, high quality, photographic record of these wonderful models so eagerly sought after today.

Using models from his own collection and that of his friend Graham de Chastelain, David has brought together some of the finest examples of Dinky Toys produced between 1949 and the early 1960s to produce a stunning collection of images of the golden era of Dinky Toys production.

The large format book has 196 pages containing over 200 high quality, full colour photographs, along with a description of each item. The chapters in the book are arranged in a similar manner to the Dinky catalogues of the period i.e. Cars, Commercial, Public Service, Military etc.

The book intentionally is not a history of Dinky Toys, or Meccano, as this has been previously covered very comprehensively by Mike and Sue Richardson, Cecil Gibson and a number of other people in a number of excellent publications. It is instead a celebration of the diecast models made in the Binns Road factory in Liverpool.

Barry Potter states in his foreword that Dinky Toys have great visual presence and reflect the era they were produced in so well. David has captured all of that appeal in his book and for anyone with even a passing interest in the subject, it will be a delight to own.

Published by David Busfield, Dinky Toys A Pictorial Record, is priced at £35 and is a limited edition production of just 300 copies. The ISBN is 978-0-9926905-0-2. David would welcome comments on the book at dinkytoysauthor@msn.com