An extensive and in-depth study of the non-military and civilian toy figures made by Britains, covering the early mechanical toys of the 1880s through to the final hollow cast toys from 1966.During the inter-war period, the British toy-buying public rejected war-like/military toys, providing Britains with the opportunity to introduce their Farm, Zoo and Circus lines ?all of which in some way reflected the social history of the time in the United Kingdom. Prolific in their output, Britains were quick to realize the potential of the huge U.S. market and exported vast numbers of toys via a number of importers in the eastern and mid-western states. Included are 970 color photographs of toys including Miniature Garden, Civilian Vehicles, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Salvation Army and Cowboys and Indians, etc., along with British Royalty figures. Together with Football/Soccer and Famous Horse Racing Colors and their Jockeys, this book provides colorful insight into the hobby of collecting these hollow cast lead toys. A guide to current values is included in the captions.
The authors were joined together by their love for Britains figures. They have been collecting and building their expertise in the field for many years.