The Allure of Toy Ships: American & European Nautical Toys from the 19th and 20th Centuries
With over 450 photographs, showing more than 1000 toy ships, this richly illustrated book covers the whole range of its subject: from the most expensive hand-painted tin masterpieces to the cheapest wooden creations. It is true to say that toys reflect their times. Indeed, the development of great warships and ocean liners from the late 19th century into the twentieth century is shown through Dick Claus' collection of toy ships. Through catalogue research and close inspection of the actual toys, this book aims to place these fascinating antique pieces in to their historical context.
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