American Flyer Displays & History

Newspaper Ads

Ads in newspapers provide one of the few methods of documenting the many uncataloged sets marketed by the A. C. Gilbert Company.  Hopefully as we expand this section, we can increase of knowledge of this aspect of Gilbert production.   If you have any of these items, please help us by sharing your information.   Contact us through the contact information on the home page.

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Bargain City - Detroit News - 1951

Bargain City - Detroit News - 1951
Bargain City - Detroit News - 1951
Courtesy of Daryl Olszeski
Bargain Town - Detroit News - 1951

Bargain Town - Detroit News - 1951
Bargain Town - Detroit News - 1951
Courtesy of Daryl Olszeski
 

Jack Davis - Detroit Free Press - 1949
Jack Davis - Detroit Free Press - 1949
Courtesy of Daryl Olszeski
Jack Davis - Detroit News - 1948
Jack Davis - Detroit News - 1948
Courtesy of Daryl Olszeski 
Kern's - Detroit News - 1950
Kern's - Detroit News - 1950
Courtesy of Daryl Olszeski
 Toyland Center - Detroit News - 1954

Toyland Center - Detroit News - 1954
Toyland Center - Detroit News - 1954
Courtesy of Daryl Olszeski
 Sam's - Detroit News - 1949

Sam's - Detroit News - 1949
Sam's - Detroit News - 1949
Courtesy of Daryl Olszeski
Davison - Detroit News - 1950

Davison - Detroit News - 1950
Davison - Detroit News - 1950
Courtesy of Daryl Olszeski
 Ward's - Detroit News - 1951

Ward's - Detroit News - 1951
Ward's - Detroit News - 1951
Courtesy of Daryl Olszeski
Sam's - Detroit News - 1948
Sam's - Detroit News - 1948
Courtesy of Daryl Olszeski
Grinnell's - Detroit Free Press - 1950

Grinnell's - Detroit Free Press - 1950
Grinnell's - Detroit Free Press - 1950
Courtesy of Daryl Olszeski
Sam's - Detroit News - 1954
Sam's - Detroit News - 1954
Courtesy of Daryl Olszeski
Sam's - Detroit News - 1948
Sam's - Detroit News - 1948
Courtesy of Daryl Olszeski 
Bleazby's - Detroit Free Press - 1946
Ad features uncataloged 4624 set
Bleazby's - Detroit Free Press - 1946
Courtesy of Daryl Olszeski
 Jack Davis - Detroit Free Press - 1949
Jack Davis - Detroit Free Press - 1949
Courtesy of Daryl Olszeski