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Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger


My Engineering Web: RF Cafe

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 ...

Airplanes And Rockets Copyright 1996 - 2026

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Testor Corporation's Christmas Message
January 1961 American Modeler

January 1961 American Modeler
January 1961 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and RocketsTable of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like Flying Aces, Air Trails, American Modeler, American Aircraft Modeler, Young Men, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, R/C Modeler, captured the era. All copyrights acknowledged.

Once upon a time in America, many companies big and small, privately owned and publically controlled, and even federal, state, and local governments freely and openly sent Christmas messages to patrons and subjects, confident that the vast majority of recipients would gratefully accept the spirit of the intended sentiment. Such was this 1961 greeting from the Testors company in American Modeler magazine. I today's easily - or falsely - offended world, only the brave who do not fear retribution dare to wish someone a Merry Christmas without first ascertaining the likely response. From the Airplanes and rockets website, "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!" 

Testors' Christmas Message

Testor Corporation's Christmas Message, January 1961 American Modeler Magazine - Airplanes and RocketsAnd now upon the Christmas time ...

the Testor Corporation


Rockford, Illinois

One of the pleasures of the holiday Season is the privilege of wishing you, the good friends of The Testor Corporation, a Joyous Christmas and a Happy, Bountiful New Year.

R. Stroh




Posted December 14, 2019

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