Auction Date: 23/02/2019 at 10am
WWII Era - 69x Meccano magazine 1940-1945 and 1947 – appears complete apart from 3 issues in 1941. With many in good condition, containing some fantastic war related covers and articles. The second world war brought many changes to the publication and from January 1940 the number of pages gradually deceased with much talk of shortages. In 1942 the magazine in line with government policy on paper shortages was reduced from approximately A4 to a much smaller 210 mm x 140 mm. These magazines therefore reflect the austerity of the times as well as being a great testimony to the war. The magazines are today an excellent source of Meccano reference, historic information and an invaluable aid to collectors of toys from those years.