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My Antique Toy Airplanes 1910-1960: Collection of Patrick Despature

My Antique Toy Airplanes 1910-1960: Collection of Patrick Despature

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In 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic, turning him and his plane--the "Spirit of St. Louis"--into instant international celebrities and launching the aviation industry. That same year the manufacturer J.M.L. produced a toy version of Lindbergh's plane, and with it, the toy airplane industry also took off. Toy biplanes, propeller planes, hydroplanes, military planes and autogiros were produced by such early twentieth-century German toy manufacturers as Marklin, Tipp & Co., Distler, Gunthermann, Rossignol, Joustra, INGAP, Paya and Rico. Made of tinplate or sheet-iron, and based on blurry black-and-white newspaper photographs, these multicolored toys took great artistic license and lacked technical accuracy.

This catalogue presents these naive masterpieces alongside the actual aircraft they were intended to model, and tells a story of product design in which enthusiasm fruitfully soared beyond technology.

Oversized Coffee Table Style Book, with captions in English, French & German

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  • My Toy Airplanes 1910-1960: Collection of Patrick Despature

    Patrick Despature


  • Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket

    Copyright: 2012

    Pages: 392

    Size: 12 x 12 in.

    Condition: New

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