" This is a definitive work of the Britains Ltd production after WW II until the cessation of hollow-cast lead soldier production in 1966. Each set is listed and the book is profusely illustrated, and even though the pictures are in black and white it still brings out the magnificence of the castings, the honest, skillful painting, and recalls the joy of seeing these intricate models in their sets and red boxes under the Christmas tree.
If you collect Britains as I do you will find this book immensely helpful in catalogueing your collection and it also gives you the needed information on what to look for at shows, on ebay, or wherever else you choose to look.
This volume only covers the lead production, not the plastic. For that you need to go elsewhere. Opie's The Great Book of Britains is the best place to start in my opinion for the entire production range from 1893-1993.
Wallis' book, however, is smaller and a paperback, which makes it much handier and it is a ready reference for collecting. I have found it, and its companion volume, Armies of the World, to be indispensable for research, catalogueing, and for just reading up on the sets, the types of figures, band instruments, makeup and composition of sets, and the production dates of the sets. "
Book in good overall condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound but with a lot of wear to the covers.Printed in 1981.First edition and signed by the author.