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17 November 2016
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Title: British sporting cars in miniature
Author: David Wright
Price: £32.95 +P&P

Covering classic British sporting cars from the early pioneers of the pre-war era, through the golden years of the 1950s and 1960s, this book includes summaries of the production of the real cars, and a comprehensive selection of the miniatures, both toys and collectors models.
It features over 1000 colour pictures; some never seen before, from the authors own collection, and those of a number of serious collectors around the world. This 300-page book, featuring 85 marques of cars, was launched this time last year, and with Christmas here again, represents a great gift idea for those interested in this field. To purchase your copy visit


Title: Film and Television Star Cars: Collecting the Die-Cast Models
Author: Paul Brent Adams
Price: £14.99

Would you like to own James Bond’s Aston Martin, the Batmobile, the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard, or Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing fighter? You can – in miniature. Until now there has been no guide to help novice Star Car collectors build and care for their collections. Film and Television Star Cars is here to help, filled with collecting tips from an experienced collector. Over 96 pages this book covers a range of popular films and shows, and is perfect for the novice or experienced collector alike. Available in paperback, Kindle, Kobo and iBook formats.

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Title: Cigarette & Trade Card Catalogue
Author: The London Cigarette Card Co. Ltd.
Price: £12.50

When you mention cigarette cards, most people think of cricketers, footballers and film stars of the 1930s. This was the heyday of cigarette card issues when virtually every packet contained a little picture and the major companies had their own studios and artists. It was big business, and massive print-runs often ran into the hundreds of millions for each series – that’s why there are still so many around today. This comprehensive 448-page catalogue covers over 16,400 series of cigarette and trade cards. The catalogue is divided into 5 sections and gives up-to-date values for cards, silks and special albums. Covering: British tobacco issuers; Foreign tobacco issuers; Reprinted cards; Trade Card issues; Liebig Card issues. More information can be found be visiting