I was browsing on Ebay yesterday and came across this completed auction. Check out item # 271397969904 . I have never seen this Rocket for sale at auction and even in this condition would suspect $49 dollars was a steal !!!
wow Brian, if you look at the details on both rockets, they have very very similar designs. Looks like it is missing its top fin and its silver nose cone. I am trying to google it but can't find one anywhere!! I think you are correct, Diamond in the rough!!
Yes, thanks. I have contacted a couple of the bigger Space toy dealers that have been in the business for many years (just don't want to name them here, but everyone is familiar with them) and they both tell me its definitely early 60's and one of them actually sold the toy by itself a few years ago without the box for $900, they tell me the box can more than double the value. Thanks again..