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 380 of the Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book
is a selection of higher-end color television sets. For a mere $629.95 you could own a 23" color television
with instant-on technology. That was a big deal at the time. I can remember our old POS black &
white set taking seemingly forever to heat up. If you were an early adopter of couch potato technology,
an extra $100 got you a remote control handset - what a deal!
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics'
inflation calculator, the $729.95
price tag of the 23" color TV and remote would equal $4,556.80 in 2012 money! In 2012 you can buy
a full-featured 60" widescreen TV and have money left over to build out a home theater.
Color Television Sets from the 1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book
Posted September 9, 2012