The book uses articles published over the years on the subject by internationally recognised collectors and experts Ian Cooling and Tony Bailey, together with sections on the Swallow mascot from another authority, Gilbert Mond, Historian of the Swallow Register. This book will be the definitive guide to this famous mascot and will be essential reading for anyone wishing to learn more about them, or needing to identify examples they are contemplating buying. It draws on key articles by leading authorities Ian Cooling, Tony Bailey and Gil Mond published since 1992 in Jaguar World and Jaguar Automobilia Collector, including the much sought-after major series of Mascot articles that appeared in 2002 and which, like many of these magazines, is no longer available. It also includes especially written additional new material updating the legal position for mounting mascots on cars in the UK, plus articles on finding and building a collection. It also describes the origins of the original F Gordon Crosby designed mascot in 1938 together with many photos of this iconic bronze casting.