BAYKO in the Shire Library - 'Building Toys'

Shire Library Building Toys, Front Cover
Shire Library Building Toys, Page 1
Shire Library Building Toys, Page 20
Shire Library Building Toys, Page 21
This is a truly excellent book, written by Brian Salter, published by 'Shire Library' [ISBN 978-0-74780-815-2] and including full colour illustrations.
As the title says, the book is about building toys...
...there are separate chapters for LOTT'S BRICKS, MINIBRIX and BRICKPLAYER, as well as, of course, the world's first and finest plastic building toy - BAYKO.
But that's not all...
...there are references, including many photos, to literally dozens of other building toy systems, as Brian's excellent narrative plots the evolution of building toys through much of the 20th century.
Due for publication in February, 2011, it's not appropriate to include large chunks of the text here, but the answer to that is simple...
...I thoroughly recommend that you buy and read this superb book [£6.99].
Shire Library Building Toys, Page 22
Shire Library Building Toys, Page 23
Shire Library Building Toys, Page 24
Shire Library Building Toys, Page 25
Shire Library Building Toys, Page 26
Shire Library Building Toys, Page 27
I have included all the pages with BAYKO script and illustrations, which I hope gives you a taste of the book, there are many more photos of other building toys.
 
Particularly interesting, to me, is the inclusion of a separate chapter on the whole business of collecting building toys - the first instance of this that I can recall.
The book is very much aligned with the aims and ideals of the BAYKO Collectors Club, which receives a positive press in this chapter...
There are also a number of useful recommendations for places to visit, where building toys are prominently featured.
 
This is actually the second book by 'Shire Library' on this theme...
Shire Library Building Toys, Page 58
Shire Library Building Toys, Page 59
Shire Library Building Toys, Page 60
Shire Library Building Toys, Page 60
 
Buy this book, direct from me, at the knockdown price of £7.50, post free to the U.K., or a modest charge elsewhere...
 
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