Guido So what the second scope received in 1967?
Yes the 1967 telescope was/is my Sears 2535 teal color 76mm f/16 that you see in the family photo. I should have received it on Christmas day of 66 but it was still on its way. This telescope and the60mm f/11 altazimuth in the photo were my two original telescopes. I wrote the following CN article about the adventures with the 2535 back in 2010. It has been through interesting times. Here's the link.
The altazimuth mounted 60mm f/11 was my Christmas gift for 1965 and the one that started it all.