SANTA FE, N.M. (MMD Newswire) July 16, 2012 -- Model car enthusiast Marc E. Nonnenkamp presents a comprehensive listing of 62 specific catalogue model years for popular toy brands. The book is particularly thorough for the Matchbox brand and for the Corgi brand, both of which originated in the United Kingdom. Company histories and reasons for past successes and failures are also discussed at length. Scale Model Collectible Cars ISBN 9781460915028 is fully endorsed by Hornby Hobbies of England, the owner of the Corgi brand (thanks to Mr. Martyn Weaver, Corgi Marketing Manager). The book is also endorsed by two (2) international Corgi collector clubs headquartered in England: 1) the Corgi Collector Club and 2) the International Club for the Vanguards Connoisseur. "Vanguards" refers to a brand once owned by Lledo Toys - an English company formed by a former Matchbox executive (the late Jack Odell) and now owned by Hornby. All of the illustrations in Scale Model Collectible Cars are official Corgi catalogue illustrations used with the permission of Hornby Hobbies of England.
Scale Model Collectible Cars features complete Matchbox catalogue listings for the model years 1948-1982 (all Lesney Matchbox years), 1983-1992 (all Matchbox International years), 1995 (an example of the Matchbox product line during the 1992-1997 years of ownership by Tyco Toys) and 2003 (an example of the Matchbox product line during the years of ownership by Mattel Toys since 1997).
Scale Model Collectible Cars features complete Corgi catalogue listings for the years 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975-1977, 1985, 1987-1992 and 2005. Corgi retains British ownership and a very high quality product line favored by enthusiasts and toy collectors. Scale Model Collectible Cars also discusses other toy car brands from Germany, England, Italy, Portugal, the Czech Republic, France, Denmark, the USA, Japan and China.
"Scale Model Collectible Cars" is available for sale online at Amazon.com (on Amazon sites in the USA, Canada, the UK, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain and Japan), at Barnes & Noble (www.bn.com) and directly from the printer at CreateSpace.com: www.createspace.com/3550258.
About the Author:
Marc Evan Nonnenkamp was born in New York City and grew up in Northern California. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in German language and literature and earned a master's degree in business administration from the Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary in Virginia. He is a survivor of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. Since 2002, he has lived in Santa Fe, N.M., where he performs tax accounting for oil, natural gas and coal companies.
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