This revised 3rd Edition for Matchbox collectors by one of America's foremost authorities includes an updated price guide. The public's enthusiasm and the long-term interest of children as they grow into adulthood have provided the necessary ingredients for Matchbox toys to become ideal collectibles. The old toys become scarce and variations of newer toys have given collectors a challenge to own each one. They collect not only the toys, but also the catalogs, collector buttons, and boxes. All of these and more are included here. The toys pictured and listed represent the major variations of the most popular series made by Lesney Products from 1947 to mid-1969. Included is a list of organized clubs for collectors. This is a great resource for all collectors and lovers of the regular wheel Matchbox Toys.
Matchbox toys were ubiquitous items for children across the Western world. Originally labelled Christmas-cracker trash by retailers and shopkeepers, the small-scale 1-75 series soon began to see unprecedented worldwide sales in the 1950s. Smaller and cheaper than most of its competitors' toys, Matchbox models were also far more accurately modelled, but the company has nevertheless seen its own share of competition and challenging times over the years. In this beautifully illustrated book, Matchbox collector Nick Jones tells the story of Matchbox and its most famous toys, from the Coronation Coach to Hotwheels dragsters, and complements the story with beautiful, previously unpublished photographs.
British aerospace engineer Cramp began much of his scientific anti-gravity and UFO propulsion analysis back in 1955 with his landmark book Space, Gravity and the Flying Saucer (out-of-print and rare). His next books UFOs and Anti-Gravity: Piece for a Jig-Saw and The Cosmic Matrix: Piece for a Jig-Saw Part 2 began Cramp's in-depth look into gravity control, free-energy, and the interlocking web of energy that pervades the universe. In this final book, Cramp brings to a close his detailed and controversial study of UFOs and Anti-Gravity with what he calls the Advanced Time Factor, or the AT Factor. This fascinating collection of some of the UFO related works is presented here in an autobiographical format in response to popular enquiry. In this work the author points out that any preview of future events can logically be regarded as a form of time travel and this may occur in a vast cosmic matrix system in which all things have their shared existence. Drawing on his own experience, the author discovered that the elapsed time between preview of an event to its manifestation can also be variable and for co-ordination and tabulating purposes he has designated this as an advanced time fa
In Remaking the World, James Roy King weaves together strands of thought creating a tapestry that mirrors John Dewey's pragmatism of sufficiencies. King uses the concept of activity sets - relatively stable combinations of activities that characterize every large-scale human enterprise - to explain how modeling can help people make sense of the world around them.
This concise, analytical text is ideal for a one-semester analytical strategy course on a modular degree or diploma program. Using practical examples, the author considers how organizations determine desired strategic outcomes; understand the circumstances and events affecting these outcomes and the means of attaining them; decide upon the actions they intend to take and implement the desired strategies.