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This Friday, January 23, Travel Channel will air the episode of “Mysteries at the Castle” that includes an A.C. Gilbert story. You can find more information at this website: www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/mysteries-at-the-castle.
Hello, in cleaning up my father’s estate we came across a seemingly intact Number A Set from 1931. We built it this past Thanksgiving and it does indeed appear to all be there. I was wondering how I might find out a bit more about it. I’ve read the 1913-1988 Erector set Guide entries for 1931 and it seems to be a subset of the larger #10 set from that year as it just has the locomotive. I cannot seem to find anything other than that info however. If I need to join the Society to ask further questions I can do so I just want to make sure I’m in the right place. Regards, Mike Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What is the consensus about restoring 1920s wooden box sets? I’ve just acquired 6 of these sets and want to know what to do with them. Should I leave parts as is or repaint and/or clean them; keep damaged inserts or make new ones; replace useless nails with screws and nuts; etc.? Thanks, Richard Hooper (email@example.com)
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As the publisher of Lucky Penny Publishing and the great granddaughter of A.C. Gilbert, I am pleased to offer the eBook version of his autobiography, The Man Who Lives in Paradise, for your eReader library. As a child I was told stories about my great grandfather and knew he was an Olympic athlete. From a young age, I believed if he could do it, I could do it.
The ebook version of The Man Who Lives in Paradise, originally published in print in 1954, is now available for $9.99 at Lucky Penny Press. $2 of every sale benefits the A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society.
We thank you for your support of our new publishing company and for keeping the legacy and spirit of A.C. Gilbert alive.
Melissa Marsted – Founder and Publisher of Lucky Penny Publishing; Mother of William Gilbert Bermant; Daughter of Jeffrey Gilbert Marsted; Granddaughter of Lucretia Gilbert Rowbottom; Great, Great Granddaughter of A.C. Gilbert.