An exceptional panoramic history of these highly collectible toys from their origins in the simple wooden yard toys that children have played with for centuries, through mass production, to the present day. Filled with army ambulances to post vans, fire engines to ice-cream carts, plus an incredible number of rare and unusual collectors items. Illustrated with superb photographs from Christie’s archives in Britain and the US. Essential for collectors, and a nostalgic journey for anyone wanting to reminisce about their childhood. Includes a value guide.