Classic Country Toys

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2009 - Antiques & Collectibles - 160 pages
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In Classic Country Toys, Bruce Wexler takes us all on a trip down memory lane--if memory lane were a country road that led directly to the toy chest of our fantasies. He’s created a fascinating, illustrated history of classic country toys that will warm the hearts of young and old alike. Featuring Marx farm trucks, Tonka pickup trucks, Howdy Doody toys, Cabbage Patch Dolls, Doepke fire trucks, Roy Rogers cap pistols, and much more, this special book is at once a tribute to America’s rural roots and a joyful reminder of how important one doll or toy truck can matter to someone. Through professional photography, each toy is featured in close-up detail to highlight its special aspects. These toys, from the collection of the World’s Largest Toy Museum in Branson, Missouri, are guaranteed to help us all recapture a cherished piece of childhood.
  

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i gave this to a friend who collects antiques. he was fascinated by it! he read it from cover to cover and enjoyed the nostalgia of the toys! Read full review

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Contents

BOATS
8
BUSES
9
CARS AND JEEPS
12
CHARACTER DOLLS
39
CYCLES
54
DOWN ON THE FARM
61
FIRE TRUCKS
74
GAMES FOR A RAINY DAY
83
LETS PLAY HOUSE
86
MONEY BANKS
94
RIDEONS
98
TRUCKS AND CONSTRUCTION
109
WESTERN
126
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About the author (2009)

Bruce Wexler has had a lifelong fascination with American culture, from Western movies to cars to toys. He lived for many years in Pennsylvania before returning home to his native England. He is the author of The Wild West Catalog , The Wild, Wild West ofLouis L'Amour , and John Wayne's Wild West . He lives in London.

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