The author with John Beugels and Sir George Cox have created the essential reference book for vintage aircraft toy collectors and all Dinky Toys collectors.
Each Dinky Toys aircraft is described in a monograph consolidating all the details of the aircraft toy in one section with photographs of the toy, a full description, reference number, scale, production dates, casting details, some of the variations produced, other named toys using the same principal casting, along with a brief history of the actual aircraft selected by the Dinky designers.
The book has over 530 photographs.
Dedicated to Sue Richardson.
Retired businessman, author, painter, pilot, collector, and father of three young children
Paris and Grasse, France. Central Florida, USA
'GR' has amassed one of the largest collections of toy aircraft in the world.
During his wartime military service in aerial combat in Vietnam, Captain Webster received double Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Air Medal for Valor, 30 Air Medals, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and 2 awards of the Cross of Gallantry commanding the 'Mustang' Gunship Platoon of the 68th Assault Helicopter Company 'Top Tigers'.
A graduate from the University of Chicago with a Masters Degree in Business Administration, he retired as Chief Executive Officer of Givaudan Fragrances Inc. following a 30 year career in international business at age 54.
‘GR’ founded The Plane News and later The Miniature Aircraft Quarterly, and more recently created the airplane toy collectors website http://www.miniatureaircraftcollectors.com.
He is an accomplished author, portrait painter, aerobatic pilot, seaplane pilot, and commercial helicopter pilot and lives mainly in France with his wife and three children.