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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

W is for Wagon Books

The more astute among you will have noticed a propensity for returning to the theme of Horse drawn transport on these pages! It is a sub-genre of my collecting, and one that is a great favorite of mine. These are - to a certain extent my bibles and I thought I'd better share them with you.

Either side are old Shire Albums on British civilian and military wagons, both nice little works, and usually pick-up'able for a few quid or less. In the middle is the Blanford Colour Series, which is doubly useful as it give the foreign names alongside the English. Again should be able to find this on Amazon for 'Pennies'...

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