Mini Articles - A.C. Gilbert Press Photo Proofs

Ted Hamler acquired several original A.C. Gilbert press photo proofs for catalogs, and has allowed them to be shared on the NASG web site for all to enjoy. These are 11'x17' color photos. The photos were produced between 1954 and 1958. These samples represent some the best catalog artwork of that era. Unlike Lionel, the A.C. Gilbert Company created and archived all of its artwork at the factory for eventual re-purposing or inspiration. At the closing of A.C. Gilbert in 1966, all intellectual property, including the catalog artwork and press proofs, went to the Lionel Corporation for archival purposes. This particular grouping of press proofs was sold at the 2003 Richard Kughn Madison Hardware auction by RM Auctions in Novi, Michigan.

1957 Catalog


#25045 "Rocket Launcher Flat Car", page 7

#20370 "North Coast Limited Vista Dome", page 28

#25007 "CB&Q Dump Car", page 32

#23600 "Crossing Gate", page 41

1958 Catalog


#20460 "Yard King Special - Grade Crossing", page 14

#21918 "Seaboard Diesels", page 14

#20460 "Yard King Special - Will It Hit?", page 23

#21920 "Mo Pac Remote Control", page 25

#20475 "MP Eagle at Cedar Hill Yard", page 29

#20083 "Santa Fe Vista Dome", page 35

#26782 "Railroad Trestle", page 40

#25042 "Action Box Car", page 43

1959 Catalog


#23780 "Gabe The Lamplighter", page 17

#23590 "Control Tower", page 18

#24322 "Gulf Tank Car", page 20

#25025 "CB&Q Dump Car", page 20

#24419 "CNR Reefer", page 21

#24321 "Deep Rock Tank Car", page 22

1960 Catalog


#24426 "Rath Reefer", page 4

#20625 "The Defender", pages 4 & 5

1962 Catalog


#25062 "Mine Carrier Exploding Box Car", page 18

#24222 "Domino Sugars Hopper", page 32

Unknown Catalog


"NYC Train on Black Trestle"

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