This is a limited edition series. Volume III details a chronology of mascot design, through the years 1934 to 1995. Dating of mascots is a priority, with several corrections to the existing literature. 25% of the material presented is new to the mascot literature. Over 200 American, French and English designs are shown. This volume is filled with gorgeous photos, informative text, references to other literature and some US Design Patent drawings. Vol. I, 304 pages and Vol. II, 288 pages, are available to complete the 3 volume set of 880 pages with over 600 mascots detailed in large photos and expert narrative.
The Mobilia Sourcebook: The Essential Auto Collectibles is the ultimate book resource for the automotive collecting hobby. This first edition includes 600 main listings and 2,000 cross-references -- all indexed by more than 50 unique collecting categories.
If your particular interest is gas-powered miniature racers, there is a special section devoted to all the active suppliers in that market. Interested in pedal cars, in automotive literature, in license plates, in automotive art? What about an interest in Route 66 or automotive signs or motorcycle collectibles? Each category of collecting interest -- 50 in all -- has its own section of vendors, each with address and phone number, and up-to-date description of its business and specialty.
A directory like the Sourcebook is only as good as its indexing. This book ensures that the reader can find key contacts with ease. This is a great resource and a hobby first.
• 600 Listings of Key Automobilia Specialists
• 50 Unique Collecting Categories
• 2000 References
• Comprehensive Index
The first of four fascinating volumes presenting automotive mascots that serve a purpose beyond ornamentation. Artistically photographed and with expert narrative, the presentation is both informative and entertaining. 91 mascots are shown, most in life size. 10 French, 11 English, 64 American and 6 of other countries trace a chronology of design from 1900 to 1923. Many mascots do not appear in any other reference book.