Saturday, May 23, 2009


Two Artisan Sisters was recently privileged to host the A. C. Gilbert Heritage Society at its Midwest Regional Meeting which was held here in Lafayette, IN at Faith Baptist Church Community Center. The A. C. Gilbert Heritage Society was founded in 1993 and is a not for profit organization of enthusiasts and collectors of his famous Erector sets, Mysto Magic sets, American Flyer trains and a list of other toys that you probably never knew existed.

The purpose of the society is to collect, preserve and promote A. C. Gilbert toys as well as to study the life of the man and his wonderful manufacturing company. In addition, members do research and network with each other to identify sets, their parts, the year of manufacture, original layouts, set inventories and the manner in which they were marketed. Some members are also Erector model builders.

Should you wish to join this group of enthusiasts, A. C. Gilbert Heritage Society member ship includes the following benefits:

  • Quarterly newsletter packed full of color photos as well as black & white, articles, restoration tips, for sale and wanted ads.

  • National membership directory

  • Annual, fun-filled conventions with tables of Gilbert treasures for sale, auctions, lots of informal socializing and information-sharing. Some areas of the country also have regional meetings in addition to the annual meeting.

Annual Dues are $25.00

For More information:

Call: Ken Weinig, Secretary/Treasurer, 1-302-737-5537 or e-mail him at

To join, go to : and click on "Join Us"