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Kirt Blattenberger

Carpe Diem!

(Seize the Day!)

Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD ...

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Lite-Brite by Hasbro
1967 Vintage

Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book CoverI 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 1967 Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalog, the 1969 Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalog and the 1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book. Enjoy!

Supermodel Melanie with her Hasbro Lite-Brite - Airplanes and RocketsWhen Melanie and I got married in 1983, part of her dowry included some of the toys she had as a little girl. A Hasbro Lite-Brite was one of them. Our kids played with it when they were young, but somewhere along the line during our many household moves, it disappeared. We probably donated it to the Salvation Army at some point - a lot of our stuff has Hasbro Lite-Brite, 1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book - Airplanes and Rocketsended up there. About a month ago we started watching for a good one on eBay that didn't cost too much.

Finally, last week there was a 1967-vintage Lite-Brite in like-new condition up for auction that we got for around $45. It has a nice box, scads of plastic light pegs, the instructions, and some of the black paper patterns. The 25 W bulb appears to be an older style GE type - and it works! The Lite-Brite is now on display like all our other old stuff that we had as kids. It's been really nice collecting it all, and the cost is not bad compared to drinking, smoking, or doing drugs - neither of which either of us does :-)

The catalog page is from the 1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book, page 465.

 

 

Posted February 25, 2018

 

Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book Pages:

.22 Caliber Rifles & BB Guns

AM-FM Clock Radios

Billy Blastoff

Color Televisions

Cox F4U Corsair

Cox Dune Buggy

Cox Sea Bee Boat

Erector Set

G.I. Joe Astronaut

Lite-Brite

Major Matt Mason

Minibikes

Peanuts, Astronaut Snoopy Toys

Planetarium

Slot Car Race Track Sets

Telescopes

Televisions

Visible V-8 Engine

Wish Books from Sears, Ward, JC Penny

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