The second of four interesting volumes presenting automotive mascots that serve a purpose beyond ornamentation. Artistically photographed and with expert narrative, the presentation is both informative and entertaining. 100 mascots are shown, most in life size. 13 French, 13 English, 67 American and 7 of other countries trace a chronology of design from 1920 to 1939. Many mascots do not appear in any other reference book.
Antique gas pumps are enjoying increasing popularity among gas and oil memorabilia collectors. Here Benjamin and Henderson offer today's collectors tips on how to collect pumps and where to find them, plus authenticity information and details on restoring and displaying them. Directory listings include a brief history of each known manufacturer, plus a listing of models produced, dates, rarity ratings and price ranges.
The sequel to its companion, The Automotive Mascot Worldwide un Objet d'Art, this book is for both the advanced and novice mascot collector. Art photography studies of 129 mascots/hood ornaments, most in life size. Pictures are accompanied by related text and footnotes following mascot design Worldwide from 1909 to 1980: 15 French, 8 English, 92 American and 6 of other countries. 45 of these mascots do not appear in any other reference book.