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Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild Coach Model 1930s Miniature Stagecoach Napoleonic

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Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild Coach Model 1930s Miniature Stagecoach Napoleonic

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Directly out of a NJ estate where this item passed down in the family, fresh to the market.  Was a 1930’s entry into the Craftsman’s Guild competition.  I believe the builder’s name was Dimitry Gorbatenko, as this name is written on the underside of the seat.

The coaches are increasingly harder to find, especially in this condition.

The Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild was a competition were young men crafted a model coach (later a concept car) to be judged by GM designers and engineers. Winners were awarded significant college scholarships.

The Craftsman’s Guild competition ran from the 1930’s into the late 1960’s. The program grew to be one of the largest youth-oriented contests in the world, and many participants went on to significant design and engineering positions in the automotive industry.

Condition:  Normal amounts of wear from age.  Many elements of this coach are fragile.  The steps under the door do not seem to pull out.  One foot stop on the front was reconnected with glue.  Some paint loss.  Silk curtains on interior show some damage.  Possibly some small missing elements.  General deterioration to the silk on the interior.  Most elements on this coach could be professionally restored, or displayed “as is.”

Will be taken apart for shipping.  Each piece wrapped to the best of our ability.  This is a fragile item with many delicate parts.

Measures 10 1/2″ H x 18 1/2″ W x 7 1/2″ D

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Directly out of a NJ estate where this item passed down in the family, fresh to the market.  Was a 1930’s entry into the Craftsman’s Guild competition.  I believe the builder’s name was Dimitry Gorbatenko, as this name is written on the underside of the seat.

The coaches are increasingly harder to find, especially in this condition.

The Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild was a competition were young men crafted a model coach (later a concept car) to be judged by GM designers and engineers. Winners were awarded significant college scholarships.

The Craftsman’s Guild competition ran from the 1930’s into the late 1960’s. The program grew to be one of the largest youth-oriented contests in the world, and many participants went on to significant design and engineering positions in the automotive industry.

Condition:  Normal amounts of wear from age.  Many elements of this coach are fragile.  The steps under the door do not seem to pull out.  One foot stop on the front was reconnected with glue.  Some paint loss.  Silk curtains on interior show some damage.  Possibly some small missing elements.  General deterioration to the silk on the interior.  Most elements on this coach could be professionally restored, or displayed “as is.”

Will be taken apart for shipping.  Each piece wrapped to the best of our ability.  This is a fragile item with many delicate parts.

Measures 10 1/2″ H x 18 1/2″ W x 7 1/2″ D

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