||Designed for both novice
and seasoned stereo view collectors, STEREO VIEWS explains the basics of
collecting stereo views and 3-D visual collectibles, and offers a price
guide for all of these items.
It covers stereo views, stereoscopes, Tru-Vue
films, View-Master reels and other 3-D visuals. A section also includes
estimated values for each entry. A detailed listing for stereo views covers
topics such as astronomy, costumes, exotic locations, and personalities.
Author John Waldsmith also provides biographical sketches of the leading
publishers and photographers of stereoscopic visuals, and explains how
to care for the images.
Within the Modern Era chapter the subheadings
include: Tru-Vue, Novelviews, View-Master single reels, V-M commercial
reels, V-M 3-reel packets, V-M talking 3-reel sets, special V-M sets, WWII
military training reels plus other 3-D Commercial Products. Current
values for each item are included.
An interesting book, a valuable reference
book, STEREO VIEWS lists chapters such as: History of Stereography; Collecting
Stereo Views & Stereoscopic Viewers; Care, Condition & Dates of
Stereo Views; Leading Photographers & Publishers; Evaluating Stereo
Views; Boxed Sets; and the Modern Era of 3-D Visual Collectibles.
This 270 page book comes in four color
soft cover, is beautifully produced on acid-free paper, and is profusely
illustrated with mostly side-by-side stereo images. Many of you already
know John Waldsmith as co-founder of the National Stereoscopic Association,
and as a full time dealer in antique graphics. Easy to read, and an excellent
reference book for any 3-D library.