Don McErlean posted:
Just checked "Greenberg's Guide to American Flyer Prewar O Gauge" and they do not list any such variation for the 1218. The only variation that even lists red rubber stamping states that the body color was "yellow or orange". The only green bodied variant is listed with yellow rubber stamping...So you may have indeed found a new variation. Congratulations.
I have learned over the years that the Greenberg's Guide to American Flyer Prewar O Gauge book is lacking in a lot of ways. The book is good, but only as good as the information that was reported. There are a number of variations that have been found since the book was published over 20 years ago. Such is the nature of American Flyer.