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Find out what's in the May issue of Collectors Gazette

WHAT'S THE YEAR? Alwyn Brice looks back on a specific year and asks "what's the year?".

THE RISE OF BACHMANN - Mark Nolan profiles a big brand in collectable trains.

THROUGH THE DECADES - Ann Evans takes a look at popular children's toys from the 1980s.

GERMAN TINPLATE - Alwyn Brice assesses the contribution made by German manufacturers.

ROYAL MAIL IN MINIATURE - Andrew Ralston remembers the wide variety of diecast postal vehicles produced.

THE TEST OF TIME - The UK driving test and the Corgi models inspired by its legacy.

BEST OF BRITISH - Brian Howes recalls some of those classic early car kits released by Airfix.

INTRO TO... Will Freeman looks at the playground craze that took the world by storm!

EBUYS - Our guide to what's been selling well on eBay this month.

PRICE GUIDE - Find out what your toys could be worth in our auction round-up.

TOY STORIES - Honestly, the toys are for the children really... Ed Karswell tells us more.

FROM THE ARCHIVES - Digging into the past and re-visiting an old swapmeet.

OBSOLETE OZ - What gems has Oz uncovered this month on his travels?

EVENT GUIDE - Plan your diary for the month ahead.

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