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Old 08-13-2017, 06:19 PM
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I don't recall a special motor shipping box...could you post a pic? It's a part of history just like blue and red tubes, right?


David, sorry for the delay. Here is the box. I put 6 motors in it. Clearly there is extra room to put some wrap in the box to protect the motors. I don't recall exactly what it looked like. The postage on the side shows June 2, 1970. This was within a days from my high school graduation! It also shows that postage was 12 cents! (And that explains the red ink "12" at top of box -- shipping charges to be used to generate the postage label.)

Clearly in high school I could not write, or fit, "Miscellaneous" on the box, so it stored "Junk".

The little wires are rusted, but they were loops that passed thru slits in the cover, and folded over, so I guess contents could be inspected. The box was not sealed with tape.
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Projects: Super Saros, Honest Johns (new, and Maxi), Mars Snooper (BMS), yet another Booster-55 $3 rocket
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Completed!: Semroc Mars Lander, Super Orbital Transport (scratch-built), Interceptor-E

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Old 08-13-2017, 06:40 PM
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Sorry, a little off topic - I'm really enjoying the National Model and Sport Rocketry Collection.

Now that Estes is doing mail orders now, why can't they print:
"From The Model Rocket Capitol of the World!"
on their boxes?

I can understand why it can't go on the postage label so why not the box?
It's be nostalgic and a big kick for us older guys.


Agreed! I wish I had one of those shipping boxes and postage label from my childhood.
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