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A.C. Gilbert's Heritage: A Collection of Rare American Flyer Articles and Photos by: Donald J. Heimburger
A.C. Gilbert's Heritage Rare American Flyer Articles & Photos
 
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A.C. Gilbert's Heritage: A Collection of Rare American Flyer Articles and Photos by: Donald J. Heimburger
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Author: Donald J. Heimburger
Binding: Soft Cover
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 164
Size: 8.5 x 11 in.

Product Code: HEI-2016-9780911581010-X2

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Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry.

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A limited edition reprint of the popular book A.C. Gilbert's Heritage, first published 33 years ago, edited by Don Heimburger. This 164-page 8½" x 11" softcover book features a collection of informative American Flyer articles and photos including:

  • Gilbert family history
  • Illuminating interviews with Sales Manager Maury Romer
  • Gilbert Gallery of photos with one-of-a-kind items and mockup train models--have you ever seen a Gilbert anti-aircraft gun on a flatcar or an Erector dirigible?
  • See Gilbert price list from 1951 (65 years ago!)
  • Gilbert Advertising Artwork
  • Photos of the Chicago Gilbert Hall of Science
  • Complete 1947 to 1965 (year by year) highlight descriptions of American Flyer trains and accessories
  • Rare AF Circus Sets
  • Gilbert's outside suppliers: Colber, Mini-Craft, Bachmann
  • AF Tank Car review starting with the orange Shell car
  • AF's 3-digit and 5-digit cabooses
  • 1956 Gilbert's colorful comic books
  • 1955 Electrotype Advertising Catalog from Flyer
  • AF dealer displays, signage to complete layouts
  • Those fascinating Erector Sets
  • AF's smoke-in-tender engines
  • See how the Gilbert factory was laid out
  • The intense war work at Gilbert
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