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View-Master Reels and Packets
A Collector's Guide
by Harry zur Kleinsmiede

 

This three-volume collector's guide is a historical overview of View-Master Reels and Packets since its introduction. It is an absolute necessity for the View-Master collector in the world, written by Harry zur Kleinsmiede, who has been collecting View-Master Memorabilia longer than anyone else in the world, starting in 1952 when he was five years old.

Volume 1
World Travel

Volume 1 - World TravelVolume 1 - World TravelHardbound, 256 pages including 16 full-color pages on glossy paper showing a total of almost 320 three-reel packets.

A Sample Page and the Table of Contents are shown below.

  • Price for U.S.A. and Canada: US$ 60.00, plus Shipping
  • Price for Europe and all other countries: Please write or E-Mail us.

 

   

 

 


Table of Contents
(
Volume 1 - World Travel)
  • Preface
  • General information
  • Chapter 1 - Scenic World Travel
  • Chapter 2 - Europe
  • Chapter 3 - Central and South America
  • Chapter 4 - Africa
  • Chapter 5 - Asia
  • Chapter 6 - Australia and Pacific
  • Appendices
    1. Single Reel Numbering
    2. Packet Numbering
    3. The Colour Pages
    4. Index to the Countries
 
Sample Pages


Volume 2
U.S.A. and Canada

Volume 2 - U.S.A. and CanadaHardbound, 400 pages including 16 full-color pages on glossy paper showing a total of 320 three-reel packets.

A Sample Page and the Table of Contents are shown below.

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Table of Contents
(Volume 2 - U.S.A. and Canada)
  • Preface
  • General information
  • Chapter 1: Scenic U.S.A. and Canada
  • Chapter 2: United States of America
  • Chapter 3: Canada
  • Chapter 4: The Disney Theme Parks
  • Appendices
    1. Old Single Reels 1939-1969
    2. Special Reels (SP-Reels) 1947-1954
    3. Early Unnumbered Packets 1955-1958
    4. Two-Reel Packets 1958
    5. One-Reel Packets 1958
    6. A-Series - Packet Numbering 1958-1977
    7. H-Series - Scenics 1977
    8. J-Series - Scenics 1978
    9. K-Series - Scenics 1979
    10. L/M/N-Series - Scenics 1980-1982
    11. 5000-Series - Complete Listing 1982-1997
    12. 2000-Series and 4000-Series - Scenics 1982-1997
    13. 8000-Series - Complete Listing 1987-1989
    14. Spanish Language Packets - U.S. Picture Tours
    15. The Colour Pages
Sample Pages


Volume 3
Showtime and Education

Volume 3 - Showtime and EducationHardbound, 960 pages including two full-colour sections of 32 pages each on glossy paper: one section shows View-Master Products, and the other one is called "View-Master Advertising".

The complete cover (front and back) is shown below.

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    • Shipping $24.00 Priority without track and trace
    • Shipping $36.00 Priority with track and trace and insured
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Volume 3 - Showtime and Education


Table of Contents
(Volume 3 - Showtime and Education)
  • Preface
  • General information
  • Chapter 1: Special View-Master Releases
  • Chapter 2: View-Master with Sound
  • Chapter 3: Fairy Tales
  • Chapter 4: Children's Stories
  • Chapter 5: Christmas, Easter and Bible Stories
  • Chapter 6: Adventure, Cowboys and Indians
  • Chapter 7: Cartoon Favorites
  • Chapter 8: Television Shows and Movies
  • Chapter 9: The Wonderful World of Disney
  • Chapter 10: Natural History
  • Chapter 11: Various Subjects
  • Chapter 12: Music, Art and Architecture
  • Chapter 13: View-Master Games
  • Chapter 14: View-Master Medical Books
  • Chapter 15: Custom Reel Projects
  • Chapter 16: 3-D Book Productions
  • Appendices
    1. Early Reels - Non-Scenics 1939-1969
    2. Unnumbered Packets - Non-Scenics 1948-1958
    3. Three-Reel Packets B300-B599 and T-Series 1958-1977
    4. Three-Reel Packets B600-B999 and G-Series 1958-1977
    5. E- and VL-Series 1958-1961
    6. Belgian D-Series 1970-1996
    7. H-Series - Complete Listing 1977
    8. J-Series - Complete Listing 1978
    9. K-Series - Complete Listing 1979
    10. L/M/N-Series - Complete Listing 1980-1982
    11. 1000-Series - Complete Listing 1982-1997
    12. 2000-Series - Complete Listing 1982-1997
    13. 3000-Series - Complete Listing 1982-1997
    14. 4000-Series - Complete Listing 1982-1997
    15. 7000-Series - Complete Listing 1982-1992
    16. 9000-Series - Complete Listing 1983
    17. The Fisher-Price Five-Digit Numbers - Complete Listing 1997-2011
    18. View-Master Bibliography
    19. View-Master on TV and in Movies
    20. The Colour Pages

The book also contains two 32-page full-colour sections:
• View-Master products
• View-Master advertising

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Volume 3 - Showtime and Education


An Index to the three Volumes can be found here.


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