Cox A-1 Skyraider Control Line Model
1969 Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalog

Montgomery Ward 1969 Christmas Catalog CoverI bought a 1969 edition of the Montgomery Ward Christmas catalog 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 Sears Christmas Wish Book, too. Enjoy!

Here on page 378 of the Montgomery Ward 1969 Christmas catalog are three .049-powered Cox models - the Douglas A-1 Skyraider control line airplane, the California Dune Buggy, and the wild Shrike Air Car.

The $13.66 price for the California Dune Buggy in 1969 is the equivalent of $88.34 in 2015 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation calculator.

Cox A-1 Skyraider, Dune Buggy & Shrike in Montgomery Ward 1969 Christmas Catalog - Airplanes and Rockets

Cox A-1 Skyraider Control Line Model from the 1969 Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalog

 

 

Posted December 28, 2015