on 31 December 2004
The magazine "Miniauto & Collectors" contains articles about the motor vehicle miniatures, and is dedicated, especially, to the collectors of obsolete models. The quality of the articles of the magazine (all written in Italian and English) is very good, because they report a lot of informations about the vehicle miniatures. The two most important article of the issue nr. 2, are those concerning the French Dinky Toys of the series nr. 1400 (released from 1967 to '71), and the models produced by the Italian firm Dugu, which was in activity from the '60s to the beginning of the '70s. In both the articles, there are the descriptions of the miniatures made by the two firms, the photographs of almost all the die-cast cars of the series 1400 and the Dugu, and the schedules that contain the name of the models, their catalougue numbers, and the informations about their availability on the collectors' market. In the schedule concerning the Dinky Toys, are also written the years in which every miniature was put on the market for the first time.
The other articles of the magazine, are also well done. The articles about the miniatures of the Jaguar E-Type, the Edsel, the Fiat Nuova 500, and the Romeo vans and light trucks, deserve to be mentioned. In every article, there are a brief history of the vehicles portraied with the miniatures, a description of the most famous miniatures that portray the vehicles, and the photographs of the miniatures; the articles about the E-Type, the Edsel and the 500, contain also the schedules in which are indicated the names of the models, and their catalogue numbers, scales and availability.
The only defect of the articles, is the lack of the quotations of the models.