Last month I acquired a bundle of cake toppers from America, which I blogged briefly at the time. I said I would talk about the rocket topper in more detail and you'll see why.
The rocket topper came with the Major Matt Mason topper [read more about this MMM item on the fab Wildtoys site] in a bag marked Create A Cake and hailing from Ohio. I believe that the shop keeper bagged them up together back in the Sixties.
The rocket itself is the reason why I got the toppers in the first place. It looked like an Apollo Saturn from Project SWORD!
The rear states the name of the maker in raised capitals: EGC, CINCINATTI OHIO, MADE IN HONG KONG, the same maker as the Major Matt Mason topper.
Initially I thought the topper was based on the Century 21 version of the Apollo Saturn from 1967 featured below .
But then I found this ad for the Sears 3-Stage Rocket [or Rocket Base] from their Christmas Catalogue 1966 and bingo! An almost perfect match! So, I'll stick my neck out and say the topper also dates from 1966, which makes it one year older than the C21 SWORD fleet.
[check out the HUGE Sears 1966 Catalogue yourself here - couldn't see any Major Matt in there though].
The Apollo Saturn topper is only a couple of inches tall, the same size as the SpaceX Mobile HQ.
Here it is making friends with the gang! The icing on the cake!