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Cox F2G-1 Corsair Control Line Model
1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book

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!

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 F4U Corsair, Sea Bee Speed Boat in Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book - Airplanes and Rockets

Cox Corsair Control Line Model from the 1969 Sears Wish Book

 

 

Posted November 20, 2011

 

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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