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July 20, 2010

Summer Fun From Sears

By Sablemable aka Jan

In times past, you could buy practically everything at Sears.  Let’s take a look inside their 1965 Summer Catalog.


Unless you lived across the street from a city park, everyone had a swing set assembled in their backyard.

Croquet anyone?   

Yep, practically everything.  Sears offered several different sized boats, along with sailboats.

 Don’t forget the water skis!!!!


The above-ground swimming pool!  Last one in is a rotten egg!


What summer fun do you remember, readers?  Mine was going to the beach and eating hot dogs with an orange Popscicle for dessert.

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5 Responses to Summer Fun From Sears

  1. Andrea_R Reply

    July 20, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I recently got THREE eaton’s catalogs I’ve been meaning to scan. ’61 ’62 and ’65.

    They are all kinds of mid-century awesome. The stuff you could get was incredible.

  2. Annie B. Reply

    July 20, 2010 at 10:24 am

    The Sears catalog was the “wishbook” when I was a kid. I loved all their Ted Williams sports and camping gear.

    I do believe I had that very swing set in our 1950’s back yard; apparently it remained quite popular. I wonder how many of us had chipped teeth from the chains on those swings??

    The eleven foot vintage Sears aluminum boat we found at a yard sale in June resembles the sytle of the one in this catalog!! Of course, sans motor and trailer! It was only $150, but a real classic.

  3. Sara in AZ Reply

    July 20, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I love looking through all those old catalogs! I wish I could still order the stuff, esp. all the awesome old clothes!!! Cool post Sable!!!!!!

  4. Shane Reply

    July 21, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    My wife and I bought 4 mid-70’s Sears and JCPenney catalogs at an estate sale about a month ago for $1. It made for some entertaining reading. After we were done laughing, we sold them on eBay. They actually bring some decent money on there for some reason.

  5. Sylko Reply

    July 31, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I was born in 1971, & we had thstvexact swing set, with slide. So cheap!!

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