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Any View-Master brand viewer will show any View-Master brand reel from any decade.
Most vintage items are relatively inexpensive, but the price goes up exponentially for rare items.
Though it is now known primarily as a child’s toy, View-Master was launched at the 1939 New York World’s Fair as a way to see the world from home in full-color 3-D images.
It was marketed as a more exciting souvenir than a traditional postcard and reels were often sold at tourist destinations across the globe. military used View-Master viewers and reels as educational tools, providing educational 3-D images to students of everything from internal organs to fighter planes.
From the earliest “clamshell” style viewer to the brightly colored molded plastic viewers used today, this site has them all.
From their site: As there was no official list of titles, this View-Master Database is an attempt to build a complete list of every individual reel, set, and their variants known to have been issued.
View-Master Memories by Mary Ann and Wolfgang Sell and Charley Van Pelt (book) This is a limited edition book written by the foremost View-Master historians and collectors.
This book offers both a behind-the-scenes look at the history of the company from interviews conducted with former employees and detailed information about collecting View-Master products.
For example, due to the View-Master’s many years of production, images were sometimes changed over the years but marketed without changes noted.
Just as valuable to collectors, the list provides every known variant of packaging and examples of the various types of packages View-Master employed over the years.