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Sue Richardson died

Jose Heraud just sent the sad message that Sue Richardson passed away yesterday around noon. It's not up to me to write an obituary - I have only known her by some nice correspondence with her - but I sincerely admired her extraordinary knowledge, art of writing and her friendliness.
My tribute to her on this place is a part of my Dinky bibliography, as far as titles by her or both her and Mike are concerned (which is no doubt far from complete):

RICHARDSON, Mike and Sue, 23 series racers (Dinky Toys review the Dinky Toys Collectors Association). In: Model Collector 3:3 (June/July 1989) pp. 28-33.
-Including many details of factory drawings for the models in this series.

RICHARDSON, Mike and Sue, American cars of the 50s and 60s (Dinky Toys review the Dinky Toys Collectors Association). In: Model Collector 3:3 (August/September 1989) pp. 33-37.
-Includes detail of the factory drawing of the Studebaker President.

RICHARDSON, Mike and Sue, American cars of the 50s and 60s (Dinky Toys review the Dinky Toys Collectors Association). In: Model Collector 3:5 (October/November 1989) pp.33-37.
-Concluding article.

RICHARDSON, Mike and Sue, Christie’s world of automotive toys. London: Pavilion Books, 1998. Ill. in colour, 192 pp. ISBN 1 86205 084 8.

RICHARDSON, Mike and Sue, Dinky aircraft. In: Model Collector 4:5 (June 1990) pp. 31-35.
-About Dinky Toys aircraft produced in the early post-war years, including factory drawing detail of the no. 70b Tempest II Fighter.

RICHARDSON, Mike and Sue, Dinky aircraft. In: Model Collector 4:6 (July 1990) pp. 23-28.
-About airliners produced between 1954 and 1965, including the factory drawing memo no. 20892, showing the transfer design for the no. 998 Bristol Britannia.

RICHARDSON, Mike and Sue, Dinky aircraft. In: Model Collector 4:7 (August 1990) pp. 31-37.
-Review covering i.a. the 1950s helicopters, the Avro Vulcan, the camouflaged jet fighters etc., including details of the factory drawings of the no. 715 Bristol 173 Helicopter and the no.734 Supermarine Swift.

RICHARDSON, Mike and Sue, The Dinky Toy drawings and prototype collection: Foreword by Mike and Sue Richardson. In: Fine toys, fine dolls and doll’s houses. London: Christie’s South Kensington, 1995 p. 12 ff.
-Auction 14-15 September 1995.

RICHARDSON, Mike and Sue, Dinky Toys and Modelled Miniatures 1931-1979. With a preface by Cecil Gibson ; H.N. Twells ; Alan Dimmock. London: New Cavendish books, 1981. (The Hornby companion series; 4). ISBN 0904569334. First edition 1981, revised and reprinted 1986 (including the Dinky Toy Compendium Vol. 4A, 72 pp.), second revision 1989, reprinted 1989, reprinted 1992, reprinted 1993 (seventh printing).

RICHARDSON, Mike and Sue, French Dinky aircraft. In: Model Collector 5:1 (January 1991) pp. 31-35.
-Well illustrated article, mainly covering the post-war French Dinky Toys aircraft models. Comment by Ray Waigh, regarding i.a. registration numbers, in ‘Your letters’ of Model Collector 5:4 (April 1991) p. 13.

RICHARDSON, Mike and Sue, The Great Book of Dinky Toys. London: New Cavendish Books, 2000. ISBN 1872727832.

RICHARDSON, Mike and Sue, The Hemley collection of Dinky Toys, 1934 to 1979 : Catalogue: Friday, 14 October, 1994 at 10.30 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. Foreword by Mike and Sue Richardson. London: Christie’s South Kensington, 1994.
-Auction catalogue of the famous collection of Mr. J.W. Hemley, one of the formost British Dinky Toys collections (904 lots), including the then only known example of the ‘Bentalls’ van.

RICHARDSON, Sue, Diecast toy aircraft: An international guide. London: New Cavendish books, 1997. Ill. in colour, 320 pp. ISBN 1 872727 23 9.
-About half of this reference work is dedicated to both the British and the French Dinky Toys aircraft models.

RICHARDSON, Sue, Dinky Toys: the 22 series. In: Model Collector 5:4 (April 1991) pp. 30-35.

RICHARDSON, Sue, Dinky Toys: the 24 series. In: Model Collector 5:6 (June 1991) pp. 39-43.

RICHARDSON, Sue, Dinky Toys: the 36 series. In: Model Collector 5:9 (September 1991) pp. 31-35.

RICHARDSON, Sue, Dinky Toys 39 series. In: Model Collector 5/3 (March 1991) pp. 38-43.
-Also discusses the nine surviving wooden prototypes. Comment by Jerome L. Ludwig in ‘Your letters’ of Model Collector 5:6 (June 1991) pp. 9-10, and by M. Knight (showing a photo of the real Luxicab) in ‘Your letters’ of Model Collector 5:8 (August 1991) p. 10, and a postscript by Sue Richardson in the same issue of Model Collector, p.14-15..

RICHARDSON, Sue, Dinky Toys: the big planes. In: Model Collector 5:12 (December 1991) pp. 47-50.
-About the post-1965 large scale aircraft models.

RICHARDSON, Sue, Dinky Toys: the big planes. In: Model Collector 6:1 (January 1992) pp. 28-31.
-Continuation of the previous article, now discussing the World War Two aircraft.

RICHARDSON, Sue, Dinky Toys: the big planes. In: Model Collector 6:2 (February 1992) pp. 39- 43.
-Continuation of the previous articles, finally discussing the modern jet fighters and helicopters.

RICHARDSON, Sue, Dinky Toys aircraft: post-war re-issues. In: Model Collector 5:10 (October 1991) pp. 38- 43.

RICHARDSON, Sue, Dinky Toys in 1957. In: Model Collector 10:10 (October 1996) pp. 45-46.
- Referring to the Dinky Toys 1957 catalogue reproduction, a free bonus to this issue of Model Collector.

RICHARDSON, Sue, First read the drawing! In: Model Collector 14:10 (October 2000) pp. 32-34.
-About how the plans were drawn and how much fascinating information can be gleaned from them.

RICHARDSON, Sue, Is it a model? Is it a toy? No! It’s a Supertoy. In: Model Collector 14:6 (June 2000) pp. 46-51.

RICHARDSON, Sue, Meccano motor cars. In: Model Collector 7:7 (July 1993) pp. 39-41.
-About Meccano’s large and impressive clockwork model cars from the 1930s.

RICHARDSON, Sue, Potted history of Dinky Toys. In: Model Collector 8:10 (October 1994) pp. 34-40.
-An overview of Dinky Toys history celebrating the 60th anniversary.

RICHARDSON, Sue, Pre-war Dinky planes: a collecting challenge. In: Model Collector 12:7 (July 1998) pp. 20-25.

RICHARDSON, Sue, Pre-war Dinky planes: a collecting challenge. In: Model Collector 12:8 (August 1998) pp. 18-22.
-Part 2, conclusion.

RICHARDSON, Sue, The 30 series. In: Model Collector 5:8 (August 1991) pp. 28-31.

RICHARDSON, Sue and Mike, A history of French Dinky Toys. Eton Wick (Windsor): Mikansue and Modellers’ World, 1976. Distributed in USA by Motorbooks International Minneapolis, Minnesota.

My sincere condolances, Jan Werner