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    1973-2010 The Story of Matchbox Kits (Models and Figures) (Hardback) By (author) Jean-Christophe Carbonel

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    Description* Retracing the forty glorious years of a firm, of a brand of kits intended for beginners just as much as it was for the most demanding buffs Who can ever forget the aircraft kits with the multi-coloured plastic parts? Unlike other makes, Matchbox didn't just suddenly appear one day on the plastic scale models scene, but came from the well-known range of die-cast vehicles of the same name. The Lesney company which used the brand name 'Matchbox' was founded in 1953 by Mr Leslie Smith (who remained on the board of the company throughout his career - he died in 2005) and Mr Rodney Smith. It was this company that thought up these little pocket moneyA" vehicles and the ingenious packaging which gave them their name; the box was the shape, size and colour of a match box. The firm brought out scale models of planes, tanks, boats, motorbikes and cars and also little soldiers, which all brightened the childhood days of today's forty-year olds. More than just a kit; 'Matchbox' is a state of mind.


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    Title
    1973-2010 The Story of Matchbox Kits
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Christophe Carbonel
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 84
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9782352501886
    ISBN 10: 2352501881
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    BIC subject category V2: WCW, WFS
    DC22: 688.1
    LC classification: TT
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Abridged Dewey: 745
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY, CHRN/LATE20
    BISAC V2.8: CRA039000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24390
    BISAC V2.8: CRA020000, CRA032000
    DC23: 629.22109
    Thema V1.0: WFS, WCW
    Illustrations note
    Illustrated throughout in colour
    Publisher
    HISTOIRE & COLLECTIONS
    Imprint name
    HISTOIRE & COLLECTIONS
    Publication date
    19 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Paris
    Author Information
    Jean-Christophe Carbonel is a worldrenowned specialist of French model kits. His 20-year experience of the European and Japanese model kit markets enable him to deal in depth with the French 'model craze'. from the same author Heller, la maquette a la francaise Airfi x'slittle soldiers
    Review quote
    "The story of Matchbox is one that has an important place in the history of modelling and this new book offers a really good insight into their story from an author who was at the time involved in the marketing of the kits in France. Just a really good read and it sparked some great memories." Military Modeling, 08/2011