I bought a 1969 edition of the Sears, Roebuck &
Co.'s Christmas Wish Book on eBay. It was the year I turned 11 years old, and was also the year of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Remembering
how I eagerly awaited those pages filled with advertisements for model airplanes, boats, guns, Erector sets, and countless other things, I figured
it might be nice to look through one again. Here is the 1969 Montgomery Ward
, too. Enjoy!
Here on page 513 of the Sears
1969 Christmas Wish Book are three .049-powered models - the Vaught F4U Corsair (actually
an F2G-1) control line airplane, the Sea Bee speed boat, and the 1/25-scale Dune Buggy.
If memory serves me correctly, I crashed... er... owned one of the Corsairs back in the era. $11.95 for the
Corsair then, probably $150 for one off of eBay today.
Update: I bought a nice Cox F2G-1
Corsair control line model off eBay in April of 2015. Click the link to see photos.
Use the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation
calculator to see what items cost in today's dollars. That $11.99 would equal $73.49 in 2011 money.
Cox Corsair Control Line Model from the 1969 Sears Wish Book
Posted November 20, 2011