Mar/Apr 2021 edition
Issue #15 AutoMobilia Resource Magazine
But if you had told me that someone could get enough information together to write almost 300 pages about Jaguar key fobs in the 25-year period from 1955 to 1980, I’d have been incredulous. Yet here it is, gloriously published by Dalton Watson Fine Books. This is more than a photo book; it’s a reference work of great value to Jaguar enthusiasts and automobilia collectors generally.
In all, there are three separate editions of this book available from the publisher. The basic edition (shown here) is an embossed black hardback with an image dust jacket, all housed in the image-wrapped slipcase for $95. There’s also a Deluxe edition, signed & numbered, limited to 100 copies, made in the same binding for $135. For the serious collector, just five copies are available leatherbound and embossed, housed in a leather-wrapped and embossed slipcase for $650. All three are available from Dalton Watson at DaltonWatson.com or 847-945-0568.
The result is a book that can take you to the next level of period correctness and authenticity in the complete presentation of your Jag. Beyond that, the information on production techniques and fob design will surely help any collector match a given fob of any brand to its proper era.
A thorough reading of this book may inspire any automobilia collector to take a closer look through the piles of old keyrings one occasionally encounters at a swap meet. Once you’ve seen Marston’s light, you’ll be looking for more than your preferred brand logo on a fob you like. You’ll be better able to recognize the true collectibles from the knock-offs. For Jag collectors, this is a must-have reference. For everyone else, it’s a useful treatise that will have you digging through your own box of old keys to take a fresh look at your stash.
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