American Flyer Displays & History

Miscellaneous Gilbert Paper

1950-1951 Toy Yearbook page
This two page spread appeared in The Toy Yearbook for 1950 and 1951.  The yearbook appears to be a cooperative advertising device used by smaller retailers which was arranged through a trade organization for these stores.  This particular sample comes from Koehlinger's Toy Store in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  Initial research indicates that Koehlinger's, which was also know as Koehlinger's Hobbytown had stores in several midwest cities.

1946 Advertisement
This ad was no doubt the ad that preceded the introduction of the first smoking locomotives in March of 1946