20 July 2012
More than 330 pages fully updated with the latest price guides and colour photos of rare items. ...
Since first launching in 1983, Ramsay’s British Diecast Model Toys Catalogue has established itself as the most accurate and informative price guide for diecast collectors throughout the world. In fact, you often see enthusiasts clutching a dog-eared copy at toy fairs or swapmeets as they check the prices of interesting items. So, with the 14th edition of Ramsay’s now available to buy, we take a look at some of the new features in the recent update.
First of all, the latest edition has been fully updated by a team of experts, with many sections undergoing a complete overhaul, not only of market value prices but also through the listings of new variations that have come to light since the last volume.
What’s more, brand new, all-colour photographs have been included on every page to help collectors identify rare or unusual vehicles. Likewise, new indexes for many sections have been included to make it even easier for readers to find exactly what they are looking for within the guide.
In fact, there are now more than 330 pages packed with 3,200 models and each manufacturer has been allocated its own section with the models listed by their numbers. Each item is given a Market Price Range (MPR) and the price gap between the lower and higher figures indicates the likely range you should expect to pay for the piece. Once again, close links to many auction houses throughout the UK have been maintained to ensure the information accurately reflects current market fluctuations and values.
Finally, the book is not only an essential indicator of price trends, it is also comprehensive reference material. It brings together a critical mass of knowledge on the history of products from British toy and diecast model producers, from the giants of the industry like Meccano, Matchbox and Lines Brothers, through to minor manufacturers whose output extended to a few models made in a shed during the 1940s.
Ramsay’s British Diecast 14th Edition is available to buy now for £24.99, you can either pick it up from a range of local diecast dealers and bookstores or order online.