50s toys

50s children's toys50s childhood

For you delectation today we have a collection of childhood memories from the 50s. The View Master- a perennial favourite- comes with a 3D ‘Bambi in the Forest’ reel- featuring picture stills from the famous movie. The needlepoint features the famous Disney characters in a rubber dinghy and it’s in a delightful 50s frame. And the rocking clown makes that classic- slightly eerie- tinkling sound when it moves. 50s classics all!

Perfect for the contemporary child who has an interest in retro toys- or the nostalgic adult who misses them! A fabulous gift idea, this collection is for sale: $AUD80

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View-Master [sold]

Bakelite View MasterView-Master,
made in Portland, Oregon 1940s

Bringing together my three loves: bakelite, bambi and view-masters- this set is all about nostalgia.

When I was a young ‘un, I absolutely wanted a View-Master. But they were prohibitively expensive for my family- so wanting was as far as I got. I think nostalgia is often rooted in the thwarted desire- it’s only as an adult that one can afford to buy something denied in one’s youth.

So- a black bakelite view-master from the 40s- inscribed Sawyers View Master, USA, Portland, Ore.,

The internet is awash with View-Master collectors and memorabilia. Reels for the View-Master are widely available. Indulge your nostalgia- or- add to your burgeoning View-Master collection!

This set is for sale: $AUD55