Today I received this Meccano UK catalogue 1938 A Wonder Book of Toys with the shop print on the front cover of Meccano Limited Binns Road, Liverpool 13. I had been looking for this shop print for a while and I've managed to get it.
Meccano catalogue UK 1938 A Wonder Book of Toys with 74 pages of which 9 pages with Dinky Toys.
I now have 3 Meccano catalogues with the same image as A Wonder Book of Toys, 2 boys playing with blue, yellow and red Meccano constructions. The content of these catalogues are in black and white printing. With what kind of Meccano these guys were playing I best can show you with a few colour pages out of The Book of Hornby Trains and Meccano Products 1935, of which I have a mint copy. This catalogue is totally in glossy colour printing. Out of these catalogue I also show the last 3 pages with Dinky Toys in colour.
All 3 Meccano catalogues has a different print code and content.
1) 1938 UK print code 13/737 / 1.150. Eng. with 74 pages, of which 9 pages Dinky Toys.
2) 1938-39 France print code C.C. Paris 739-72 with 42 pages, of which 3 pages Dinky Toys.
3) 1939-1940 UK print code13 / 639 / 1.1500. U.K. with 74 pages, of which 13 pages Dinky Toys.
Jan Oldenhuis, 24-11-2017