Motor Car Mascots and Badges

Motor Car Mascots and Badges

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The use and display of ornamentation on motor vehicles has always been fashionable. The motor-car mascot served two main purposes: a decoration for the car it adorned, and a talisman for the owner/driver, who would often retain his mascot after his motocar had been exchanged for another. The quality of artisanship applied to the numerous designs and models means that the older mascots and badges are eagerly sought by collectors and there appears to be no limit to availability.This book surveys the wide variety of types of motor vehicle mascots and badges, introduces the designers, outlines the manufacturers and discusses forgeries and reproductions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 146 x 202 x 6mm | 99.79g
  • SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0747806292
  • 9780747806295
  • 1,172,360

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Describes the wide variety of types of motor vehicle mascots/badges and designers/manufacturers, and discusses forgeries and reproductions. Nicely illustrated, mostly color. Bibliography, list of museums, Index. "The Flying Lady (March/April 2009)"" "Describes the wide variety of types of motor vehicle mascots/badges and designers/manufacturers, and discusses forgeries and reproductions. Nicely illustrated, mostly color. Bibliography, list of museums, Index." --The Flying Lady (March/April 2009) "Describes the wide variety of types of motor vehicle mascots/badges and designers/manufacturers, and discusses forgeries and reproductions. Nicely illustrated, mostly color. Bibliography, list of museums, Index." -The Flying Lady (March/April 2009)
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About Peter W. Card

Working in the collectors' auction market for over twenty years, Peter W. Card ha first-hand experience of handling a significant number of mascots and badges. He enjoys primary research relating to early transport and has contributed to a number of books on early transport subjects, including the Shire Album 'Early Vehicle Lighting'. Peter W. Card is a museum director and auctioneer and a member of the Advisory Council of the National Motor Museum.
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Table of contents

Approved Mascots
Accessory Mascots
Motor Meters
Glass Mascots
Badges
Notes for the Collector
Further Reading
Places to Visit
Index
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