View-Master

1959 Three View-Master Reels. Color 3-D photography of figurines in various styles. Packet No. B 309. Stories and Adventure Series. Portland, OR: Sawyer's Inc. $11 from Tim Wolfe, Myersville, MD, through Ebay, May, '99.

This seems to be the more original packaging of a set whose pictures would remain the same. Notice that the copyright here belongs to Sawyer's in Portland, with no mention of GAF in New York. See my comments on the GAF version.

 

 

1959 Three View-Master Reels. Color 3-D photography of figurines in various styles. Learning Is Fun Series. Packet No. B 309. NY: View-Master Stereo Pictures: GAF Corporation. $9.50 from Pat Aikins, Athens, TX, through Ebay, Feb., '99.

At last I have found the View-Master Aesop that I have looked for so long! In GA the grasshopper has slept all summer and then danced in the fall; the former helps set up a rhyme for the fact that he wept in winter. DS gets only two images. There is a great leaping fox in the one image for FG! TMCM features great lighted eyes on the cat, and a fine paw reaching inside the TM's hole-home. TH has a great leaping hare at the race's start. The other fables here are FC, SW, FS, and LM. A sixteen-page color illustrated booklet parcels the story out among the slides. The set comes in a Special View-master outer envelope and inner packet. The reels themselves are in excellent condition. The copyright on the reels has changed from Sawyer's to GAF Corporation.

 

 

1959 Three Italian View-Master Reels. Color 3-D photography of figurines in various styles. B B 3091-3093. Portland, OR: Sawyer's Inc. $2.25 from Rusty, Musty, Dusty Stuff, Columbia, SC, through Ebay, May, '01.

I had no idea that View-Master had marketed its reels in Italian! What a delight to find these. The images seem to be the same as those on the reels with English labels. Now, I have to ask what other languages View-Master may have used!