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Meccano catalogues

Today I received this Meccano UK catalogue 1938 A Wonder Book of Toys with the shop print on the front cover of Meccano Limited Binns Road, Liverpool 13. I had been looking for this shop print for a while and I've managed to get it.

 

 

Meccano catalogue UK 1938 A Wonder Book of Toys with 74 pages of which 9 pages with Dinky Toys.

I now have 3 Meccano catalogues with the same image as A Wonder Book of Toys, 2 boys playing with blue, yellow and red Meccano constructions. The content of these catalogues are in black and white printing. With what kind of Meccano these guys were playing I best can show you with a few colour pages out of The Book of Hornby Trains and Meccano Products 1935, of which I have a mint copy. This catalogue is totally in glossy colour printing. Out of these catalogue I also show the last 3 pages with Dinky Toys in colour.

All 3 Meccano catalogues has a different print code and content.

1) 1938 UK print code 13/737 / 1.150. Eng. with 74 pages, of which 9 pages Dinky Toys.

2) 1938-39 France print code C.C. Paris 739-72 with 42 pages, of which 3 pages Dinky Toys.

3) 1939-1940 UK print code13 / 639 / 1.1500. U.K. with 74 pages, of which 13 pages Dinky Toys.

Jan Oldenhuis, 24-11-2017

 


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Re : Meccano catalogues

Splendid stuff, Jan! The variation, the designs, printing, presentation, these bright colours and useful information ...

Wonderful to have such a nice collection of catalogues and related printed materials.

Kind regards, Jan W


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Re : Meccano catalogues

What wonderful treasures Jan.....thanks so much for sharing with us....especially the color Dinky Toys Pages....very nice indeed!


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Re : Meccano catalogues

Today I received Meccano catalogue-leaflet France Jouets d'Eté 1938. It is a very special catalogue leaflet, because it is not noticeable that it is a Meccano catalogue because of the designation Jouets d'Eté 1938 on the front of the cover instead of Meccano. It is also a rare catalogue, because only 7000 of it have been published. That seems like a lot, but they disappeare easily here and there after 79 years. I was not aware about the existence of this leaflet till I saw it in the collection of John Beugels and I have now managed to get it in mint condition.

Jan Oldenhuis, 29-12-2017


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Re : Meccano catalogues

As a collector of catalogues I always look forward to something special. Now I found a  Meccano Liverpool "Toys of Quality" price list of Italy. I found this very special, because it lacks some features that normally belong on such a price list. There are no prices, while Meccano Liverpool always uses these leaflets as a price list and announces its available products. Secondly, it does not have a reference number from which the dating and the number of issued copies can be made. Because of the model numbers I can conclude that it must have been published in 1953. It has a light green color instead of mostly beige and it has beautiful drawings from Dinky Toys. It was in 1953 that Meccano Liverpool stopped to supply the price lists with drawings and from that time on they became just boring price lists. The purpose of this list can therefore only be to announce the Meccano Liverpool products that are available for Italy at that time.

Jan Oldenhuis, 12-2-2018

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Re : Meccano catalogues

A nice find and interesting to see, Jan! Although we hardly tend to think of Italy as a 'Dinky Toys country' I bought several excellent and very fair priced Dinkies from Italy in the past decade or so. Kind regards, Jan W.