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Worlds Fairs and Expos

World's fairs originated in the French tradition of national exhibitions, a tradition that culminated with the French Industrial Exposition of 1844 held in Paris. This fair was soon followed by other national exhibitions in continental Europe, the United Kingdom and eventually the United States. Vintage items from these events are very collectible.

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  • Price: $4.95
    New York World's Fair 1960s Unisphere Tin
    The Unisphere was a symbol of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, dedicated to man's aspirations toward Peace Through Understanding and symbolized achievements in an expanding universe. This souvenir tin measures about 4 inches in diameter. It measures about 5/8 inches deep. The gold trim has some oxidation and pitting. The back offers the story of the Unisphere, presented by United States Steel. This coaster style tin is in Very Good condition.
  • Price: $24.99
    Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Panda Bear Usoc Pin
    Like new, shiny USA Network media advertising 2008 China Olympic Pin featuring a sitting Panda Bear munching his bamboo. Can be Tie Tack or Lapel Pin. Back is stamped 36 USC 220506 Aminco China. The USA Network logo Panda Pins are quite rare. I used to work for a large Cable Company and sold the advertising for that and 50 other Cable Channels. This was given to me in 2008.
  • Price: $13.49
    1964-1965 New York World's Fair Unisphere Collector Plate
    This is a 1964-1965 New York World's Fair Collector Plate. The plate measures approximately 6 3/8 in diameter. No cracks, chips, or breaks noted. On the back there is a worn foil label: ©1961 N.Y.W.F. Unisphere presented by USS United States Shop - Made in Japan. This would make a nice addition to your collection or to give as a gift. Please see pictures. Many of the pieces are antique or vintage. Some will have some imperfections from manufacturing process. We try and note any major flaws noted. Please keep in mind that glass, pottery and other items will have some normal imperfections from the production and/or hand making processes. We are not experts. We do our best to describe, photograph, and research each item. Please let us know if something is incorrect. We will gladly correct and make the appropriate changes. We cannot guarantee a smoke or pet free environment as many items are purchased from estate sales, antique shops, churches, and other locations. We are not responsible for buyer's safe use of the product. Please refer to any manufacturer specific safety instructions, and/or appropriate use of the item being purchased. For international buyers/bidders, any customs fees or other charges not included in selling or shipping/handling fees and are the buyer's responsibility. Please familiarize yourself with your countries shipping regulations before bidding/buying an item. Alley Cat Finds pledges to give back to the homeless 10% of all of its gross sales. Thank you for visiting our store! Please visit us often. We are in the process of developing our inventory.
  • Price: $40.00
    Liberty Bell Flat Sauce
    Made by Adams in 1875 for the Philadelphia Centennial in 1876. Various companies made their own versions of a Liberty Bell pattern for the Centennial. A hard to find piece. 4 1/8 d x 1 3/8 h. Scalloped edge. Excellent condition. No chips or cracks. (4260x1) Keywords: exhibition, world's fair, historical, eapg, Early American Pattern Glass
  • Price: $15.00
    Liberty Bell Footed Sauce
    Liberty Bell was manufactured at the Gillinder factory set up at the Philadelphia Centennial of 1876. 4 ½ d x 2 ½ h. Excellent condition, clear glass, no chips or cracks. (4296) Keywords: exhibition, world's fair, historical, eapg, Early American Pattern Glass
  • Price: $7.99
    Knoxville 1982 World's Fair Plate
    Knoxville, Tennessee, souvenir plate from the 1982 World's Fair. This fluted rim plate measures about 6.25 inches in diameter. The center of the plate depicts the landmark Knoxville World's Fair Sunsphere. No chips or cracks. Minor surface scratches. Very Good condition.
  • Price: $9.95
    Vintage 1939 Ny Worlds Fair Souvenir Penny
    Vintage 1939 New York Worlds Fair souvenir flattened penny, nice patina and excellent detail. Perfect for any Worlds Fair collection! Free US first class mail shipping.
  • Price: $10.00
    1936 Great Lakes Exposition Cleveland
    This is a Questions and Answers flyer from the 1936 Great Lakes Exposition Cleveland Centennial. It was helpd June 27 through October 4, 1936 and full of general questions and answers that a tourist might ask about the exposition. Some soiling, and inside there are some brown spotting along the crease.
  • Price: $150.00
    Wild And Whoo-pee Fort Worth Frontier 1926
    Very scarce Wild and Whoo-Pee! Fort Worth Frontier Centennial tri-fold flyer. Whoo-pee is right! The gal on the horse on the front cover doesn't leave much to the imagination, the gal in the high heeled boots in the center back of the flyer doesn't either! Must have been some kind of celebration! The interior mentions Casa Manana and Billy Rose's contributions to the celebration. Also the interior shows drawings of a stagecoach being attacked by Indians, and a bunch of nude ladies in and out of the water! Some really risque stuff for this time period! It's in excellent condition, especially considering how old it is! measures 3.75 x 8.5 when folded in thirds.
  • Price: $16.95
    1964-65 New York World's Fair Woven Bookmark Alkahn Silk
    1964-65 New York World's Fair Peace through Understanding Unisphere bookmark. This antique bookmark is still housed in the original cellophane wrapper and includes the original cardstock insert that reads: Woven Book Mark Mfgd. by Alkahn Silk Label Co., Inc., New York City. Also marked: Unisphere presented by USS United States Steel. Also includes the original sticker that reads: Distributed for Goldfarb Exposition Souvenir Corp., Official Licensee. This cloth bookmark measures about 2 inches by 5.5 inches. Excellent condition.
  • Price: $28.95
    1982 World's Fair Parker Pocket Knife
    Souvenir pocket knife from the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee, with original box. This surgical steel pocket knife is from the Parker Cutlery Company. It measures about 3.25 inches when closed. The pocket knife and box are both in Fine condition.
  • Price: $22.00
    1935 California Pacific Expo Postcard-federal Building
    This vintage x 3 1/2 and is suitable for framing.
  • Price: $45.00
    1904 Wolverhampton Art And Industrial Exhibition.
    Rare 1904 Photographic Souvenir of Wolverhampton Art and Industrial Exhibition. 22 copies of photographs of the exhibition and Wolverhmpton. The spine is well worn and the pages are loose. The cover boards are worn along the edges. Internally the first page has a little staining. The excelent pictures are all in good condition with only minor edge wear.
  • Price: $15.00
    World's Fair 1984, Louisiana Souvenir Spoon
    Louisiana World's Fair Souvenir Spoon 1984, mint in the box marked made in Japan.It has the lovely emblem on the top in blue, white and gold, is shaped like a shovel and has Louisiana World Exposition in the shovel. It is 4 1/2 inches long.
  • Price: $16.00
    World's Fair, New York, Sphere
    World's Fair glass sphere on three feet marked New York World's Fair. It is a trinket or treasure jar made with orange and blue flash glass. It is 3 1/4 inches high and 3 1/4 inches wide. Be sure to view all of the pictures as it has quite a bit of color loss to the two pieces. It is a very unusual piece to find and sold just as found.
  • Price: $14.50
    Lucite Egg Timer With Seattle World's Fair Stamp
    Please choose First Class Postage for this item. This 3 1/4 inch tall half round egg timer is clear lucite with a four cent Seattle World's Fair Stamp embedded inside. It is in excellent condition with no markings.
  • Price: $39.00
    Old Abe (Frosted Eagle) Jam Jar Base
    The pattern is attributed to the Crystal Glass Co.,c. 1883. Made for the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial. Handles, rim and 2 of the 3 feet are perfect. One foot has the end of the foot design chipped off. (5624) Keywords: , eapg, antique glass, Early American Pattern Glass, historical, commemorative, world's fair
  • Price: $39.00
    Columbian Expo Etched Tumbler
    Maker unknown, c. 1892. 3 ½ H X 2 ¾ W. Inscribed World's Fair - Manuf' and Liberal Arts. Highly detailed etching of the above mentioned buildings. No rim or base chips. There is a thin 1 scratch line on the outside surface from the rim downward. (How does this stuff happen???) (6063) Keywords: exposition, world's fair, historical, , antique glass, eapg, Early American Pattern Glass
  • Price: $100.00
    Weller Pottery Plaque Mckinley
    William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, is the subject of this pottery plaque made by Weller Pottery. He was President from 1897-1901. The political plaque, which really looks like a small dish, measures 4 1/2 in diameter. Weller Pottery was in business from 1872 - 1948, in Zanesville, Ohio. These plaques were said to have been made for the St. Louis World's Fair, circa 1904. In very nice condition. Impressed Weller on the back, twice. (#T-1295) Keywords: antique art pottery arts crafts movement presidential memorabilia historical ceramic
  • Price: $15.00
    World's Fair Tray, N. Y., 1964-65
    World's Fair Tray, 1964-65 marked from the United States Steel. It is a lovely, red, hard plastic type tray with a pie shaped edging with a black backing. The graphics are nice with some great pictures of exhibits, but the rim has some rubs that could easily be touched up with black paint. It is 1 inch high and 10 5/8 inches wide.
  • Price: $16.00
    World's Fair Child's Wallet, 1982
    World's Fair child's wallet from 1982. It is a plastic like wallet with the stitching all around the seams. It has the change purse and the photo section with the top spot for bills. It is in nice condition and is 7 1/8 inches long and 3 1/8 inches high. A very different piece to find.
  • Price: $5.00
    Knoxville Tennessee 1982 World's Fair Souvenir Mug
    Insulated plastic mug, black with paper insert, a souvenir from the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville TN. Good condition with light exterior wear.
  • Price: $10.00
    Flags Of The Nations Postcard
    This vintage Reproduced July 4, 1955 From A Souvenir (Not A Past Card) Purchased At The Centennial Exhibition At Philadelphia In 1876 . The reverse side is unused. This Vintage postcard measure approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $13.49
    Associate Fraternal Memorial Postcard
    This vintage x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $13.49
    San Diego Exposition Postcard
    This vintage x 5 1/2 .
  • Price: $38.00
    Foreign Exhibits Building (Lewis & Clark Expo 1905)
    This vintage x 3 1/4 .
  • Price: $15.00
    Vintage Expo 67 Miniature Tin Tray Pavillion Of The United States
    Approx. 7 by 5 , good vintage condition, French writing, Canadian or French world expo memento. 1967
  • Price: $28.00
    Antique 1933 Chicago World's Fair Art Deco Souvenir Spoon
    Approx. 6 long, silver plate, 1933 Chicago World's Fair Expo Exposition, Tudor Plate,HALL OF SCIENCE, A Century of Progress, teaspoon. Expected wear, good vintage condition, sold as found, unpolished.
  • Price: $65.00
    1900 World's Fair Exposition Enamel Art Nouveau Locket
    Egyptian Revival ~ Art Deco ~ Vintage Pendant ~ Charm VERY unique Souvenir from the Paris Exposition of 1900. Miniature Photo Album inside an Egyptian Revival Enamel Locket. REALLY COOL! Tiny Souvenir. When closed, it measures only ¾ x ½ ! Upon opening, tiny metal pages are veiled upon which are glued sepia photographs from the Exposition. Its front cover features the face of an Egyptian Pharaoh made of colorful enamel. Some enamel is missing near the spine ~~ as can be seen in the scans ~~ otherwise, it is in good vintage condition . Around the Pharaoh's head is etched: EXPOSITION 1900. Made of very clean and shiny gold-tone metal, probably brass or gold tone, and its clasp closes securely and there is a bale on top so it can be worn as a pendant on a necklace or as a charm on a bracelet. The Exposition Universelle of 1900 was a World's Fair held in Paris and is widely regarded as the most brilliant event of its kind. Its goal was to celebrate the achievements of the past century and to accelerate development into the next. The style that was universally present during the Exposition was Art Nouveau. More than 40 nations showed themselves off in pavilions beside the Seine. There were an Egyptian souk, a Swiss Alpine village and a Japanese pagoda. There were also a giant Ferris Wheel (Le Grand Roue) and a moving pavement that stretched more than two miles. This Enamel Locket is very clean and is in very good vintage condition ~~ a wonderful Souvenir of the first Great Event of the 20th century!!
  • Price: $17.65
    New York World Fair 1939 Potholder
    Square terry cotton potholder, in yellow, green and red, with green sewn binding, from the New York World's Fair 1939-40. Price includes shipping.
  • Price: $5.00
    New York World's Fair 1964-65 Science Tumbler
    Official souvenir tumbler with Hall of Science design in metallic gold and black, from the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.
  • Price: $5.00
    New York World's Fair 1964-65 Skyride Tumbler
    Official souvenir tumbler with Swiss Skyride design in metallic gold and black, from the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.
  • Price: $140.00
    Liberty Bell Creamer
    Manufactured by Gillinder, c. 1876 and produced for the Philadelphia Exhibition that year. 6 3/8 high, base to lip x 3 1/8 wide. This creamer has an elegant reeded handle in superb condition. There are minute clear glass impurities seen as tiny bubbles and wavy lines in the section to the right of the handle, between the ..RS in years and the 1776 banner. (5888) Keywords: antique collectible early american pattern glass eapg centennial expo exposition
  • Price: $18.99
    St. Louis 1904 World's Fair Stereoscope Cards
    Two (2) World's Fair, The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, stereo view cards. Each stereo view card measures about 3-1/2 inches by 7 inches. The first card reads 326, Bird's-eye view from Observation Wheel, Copyrighted 1904, by T. W. Ingersoll. The second card reads 317, Three Magicians in the Court of Asia. The back of each stereoscopic card offers a detailed description from the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. There is discoloration and wear, including creasing, on both cards. Average condition.
  • Price: $115.00
    Washington Centennial Covered Sugar
    Made by Gillinder, c. 1876 for the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. This tall pedestaled sugar stands 8 ¾ high to the top of the finial x 4 ½ wide. The inside rim of the lid has a ¼ surface flake. (5889) Key Words: early american pattern glass Victorian pressed EAPG antique sugar bowl
  • Price: $7.99
    1933 Chicago Centennial Souvenir Coin
    1933 Chicago Centennial Souvenir Lucky Penny Coin, 2 1/4 across. Fort Dearborn. One as made flaw unplated area on head side, otherwise excellent condition.
  • Price: $8.99
    1933 Chicago World's Fair Wooden Shoes
    1933 Chicago World's Fair Souvenir Wooden Shoes, 2 1/2 long. A Century of Progress Chicago 1933 on one, windmill scene on the other. Light soiling, otherwise excellent condition.
  • Price: $6.00
    New York World's Fair Tumbler
    New York World's Fair 1964-65, souvenir glass tumbler, decorated in the official fair coloral of orange, blue and white with pictures of the Monorail, Hall of Science, NY State Exhibit, Unisphere, Heliport, and the Santa Maria.
  • Price: $55.00
    39/40 Ny World's Fair Bakelite Trylon Perisphere Figure
    Approx 3 high and 1 7/8 wide, red bakelite base, butterscotch or yellow bakelite trylon, and blue plastic perisphere. Circa 1939-1940, New York World's Fair souvenir. From my personal collection, very good vintage condition, top pieces unscrew from base, complete, free of damage, minimal wear. Very fun bakelite world's fair memento.
  • Price: $28.00
    33-34 Chicago World's Fair Expo Crumber Pan Tray
    Lovely little souvenir crumb tray, about 5 3/8 by 5 3/8 , raised design of the Chicago World's Fair exhibitions, silver plate over base metal, good vintage condition.
  • Price: $25.00
    1954 Brussels Bruxelles Exposition Belgiun Pin
    Purchased in Belgium several years ago, small aluminum modernist style, art deco inspired pinback brooch, 1 1/4 by 1 1/4 , great raised design of a streamlined stylized building from the expo. Very cool. Excellent condition; original, no damage or repair.
  • Price: $24.00
    Columbian World's Fair Collectibles
    Columbian World's Fair Collectibles Chicago (1892-93), Howard M. Rossen and John M. Kaduk, Wallace - Homestead, 1976. Out of print. Paperback. 8 ½ x 11, 149 pages. Arranged by collecting category. All right hand pages have either color or black and white photos, with a short description and price on the left hand page. This is a great overview of specific items and collectibles from the Columbian Exposition. A 2 page typed price guide is included, hand lettered Revised prices 1982-83 . Pages 141-146 are coming loose from the binding. Cover is worn. (BkColum) Keywords: glass glasses Early American Victorian catalog reference antique book collectible campaign memorabilia presidential president expo Columbus
  • Price: $70.00
    Liberty Bell Plate
    Made by Gillinder for the Philadelphia Exhibition of 1876 (Centennial). This is the smallest of the Liberty Bell plates, measuring 6 ¼ w without handles and 6 ¾ w with handles. All scallops, tab handles, base and body of plate in excellent condition. (#5298) Key Words: early American pattern glass Victorian pressed EAPG historical exposition expo memorabilia antique
  • Price: $65.00
    Jenny Lind Match Safe
    This historical glass match safe celebrates the career of Jenny Lind. Patented 1876. Corrugated design striker bottom. 4 ½ l. There is a ¼ chip on the top back center above the hole and a small blob of extra glass in the bottom of the well. (5293) Key Words: early american pattern glass Victorian pressed EAPG historical exposition expo memorabilia antique
  • Price: $85.00
    Rare Antique World's Fair Expo Paris Stereoscope Viewer
    From my own collection, sold as found, imperfect. No slider and one lens is missing. No velvet on the edge. Hand crafted aluminum, Worlds Exposition insignia, wooden handle is marked SATURN scope. Trademarks 1895 and 1896. This is a nice and VERY rare stereoscope or stereo viewer from late 19th century. The late Victorian stereoscope is from the 1900 Exposition Internationale. (International exposition). It is marked The Saturn Scope and has 1896 patent dates. It also is marked James Davis 21 Washington Place NY USA . . The viewer is about 13 long and is in good condition with a few apologies. The little slider is missing, the velvet has deteriorated, one of the pieces of glass is no longer present, and one stud is missing from the aluminum section. Despite these apologies, this is a lovely piece sure to be a great addition to your collection of antique photo memorabilia! Terrific antique collectible and perfect to enjoy as it is and display or restore and use it with stereoscope slides. Price reflects condition. FINAL SALE.
  • Price: $6.00
    1950 Chicago Fair, Pocket Telephone Directory
    This original souvenir pocket telephone directory is from the 1950 Chicago Fair. It is in very good condition with slight wear and slight yellowing and the front features Souvenir Pocket Telephone Directory Chicago Fair Of 1950 (Symbols Of Progress) . The back side features Long Distance Is Fast and the inside features a Handy Map Of The Chicago Fair Of 1950 and measures approx. 2 3/4 x 4 .
  • Price: $6.00
    King Neptune & Mermaid Postcard
    This original postcard is in very good condition with slight wear. This vintage postcard features King Neptune and Mermaid, Just Inside The Bridge Gate, Greet All Visitors To The Fair. Located In Bayou Plaza These Massive Proportioned Figures Are Reminiscent Of Mardi Gras, 1984 Louisiana World Exposition and the reverse side is used. This postcard measure approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2
  • Price: $5.00
    Pavilion Of Federal Republic Of Germany Postcard
    This original postcard is in very good condition with slight wear. This vintage postcard features the Pavilion Of Federal Republic Of Germany, 1967 Montreal, Canada Expo and the reverse side is used. This postcard measure approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2
  • Price: $20.00
    Entrance & Party Car, Sesqui Centennial Exposition Card
    This original photo card is in excellent condition. This vintage photo card features Entrance and the reverse side is unused. This photo card measure approx. 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 .
  • Price: $24.00
    The Great Piers, Jamestown Exposition Postcard
    This original postcard is in good condition with slight wear. This vintage postcard features the Great Piers, Jamestown Exposition and the reverse side is used. This postcard measure approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2
  • Price: $125.00
    Sterl Chicago Wf Col Expo Nouveau Woman Spoon Rare Mark
    Heavy and rare sterling silver 1893 Chicago World's Fair Columbian Exposition souvenir spoon. Measures about 5 5/8 long. Has a full figure art nouveau woman in flowing dress on the handle in raised relief. Exquisite detail! Expected wear and in great condition. Ornately decorated on front and back. Back says World's Columbian Exposition 1893 . Stamped STERLING with a hallmark near the base of the bowl on the back of a D in Old english script. I welcome any information on thi maker. When I researched this spoon, the closest one I found sold for $1000 recently and was by Sheibler. I don't know if this is a spoon of that calibre or not and would love to learn more!
  • Price: $35.00
    Antique Heavy Brass 1933 Chicago Expo World's Fair Tray
    This is a very nice 1933 Chicago World's Fair Collectible tray measuring 10 by 7 . It shows what looks like an aerial view etched into the brass of the festivities of this fabulous fair. All sorts of buildings are depicted as well as a tiny blimp (zepelin, dirigible?) towards the left top corner and a couple of little airplanes. In very nice condition, the tray shows minor wear and surface scratches but nothing to detract from the scene. The lip of the tray also shows some minimal use and has a tiny hole at the center top...this may have been there originally to hang onto a wall. I'm unsure, but it doesn't detract. This has been a keeper for years; I've never seen it in any guides, so I'm not sure how rare it is.
  • Price: $45.00
    1893 Columbian Expo Chicago Half Dollar Coin Brooch
    1893 COLUMBIAN EXPO CHICAGO HALF DOLLAR COIN BROOCH Commememorative World's Fair antique coin circa 1893, apprx 1 1/4 diameter, converted into a brooch, lovely patina, well made, good vintage condition.
  • Price: $20.00
    1958 Modernist Belgian World Expo Atonium Brooch
    This is a delightful memento from the 1958 World Fair Exposition in Belgium (Brussels Bruxells). It is a goldtone pin measuriing about 1 5/8 in diameter. A lovely openwork filligree type design surrounds a center medallian or coin center wth the atonium symbol and a 58 off to the side. One little tine off to the top right section has detatched, but it is unnoticeable and non detracting. A lovely piece for the World's Fair collector, this unusual piece is sure to be a welcomed addition to any serious collection of memorabilia, especially the most atomic age of all the fairs. I puchased this myself while visiting friends in Brussels a few years back.
  • Price: $10.00
    1931 Livestock Exposition, Stock Yard Postcard
    This original postcard is from the 1931 Livestock Exposition (November 28 to December 5, 1931). It is in fair condition with major wear to the corners Chicago Union Stock Yard-4 H Hitch In Court Of Stock Yard Inn . The reverse side features a postcard format, which is unused and has a paragraph that says This 8-horse team of ton-weight Clydesdale geldings is widely known as the 4-H Hitch. The famous 6-horse team of The Union Stock Yard and measures approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $8.00
    1949 Chicago Railroad Fair, Railroad Car Engine
    This original photograph is from the 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair. It is in excellent condition and the front features the Engine Of A Railroad Car . The reverse side is blank and measures approx. 4 1/4 x 3 .
  • Price: $17.00
    1949 Chicago Railroad Fair, General Motors Train Yard
    This original photograph is from the 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair. It is in excellent condition and the front features the General Motors Train Yard . The reverse side is blank and measures approx. 4 x 3 .
  • Price: $10.00
    1934 Chicago World's Fair Expo Enamel Charm
    Apprx 5/8 diameter, official Century of Progress charm, rare due to its 1934 date (rather than the more common 1933). Was originally on a little chain, part of which is included. Very good condition.
  • Price: $15.00
    1940 Ny World's Fair George Washington Medallio
    1 1/4 diameter, brass medallion, dated 1940, George Washington on one side, good condition.
  • Price: $16.99
    1901 Pan American Expo, Buff, Ny Photo Ambulance
    Matted and ready to pop into a standard frame: This interesting 8 x 10 photo print is from an original photo c.1901 depicting an Ambulance, 1901 Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. We have other historic images of America and World's Fairs on this site. This wonderful reproduction of the original printed graphic is crisply printed on matte finish heavy photo paper. This piece includes a white acid-free matte and is ready to be popped into a standard 11 x 14 frame, which can be bought anywhere locally. Graphic area fits the 8 x 10 opening of the matte. Image included here is low-quality for quick loading on the net with a watermark across, which will not be on your print. Makes a terrific gift for the collector or an addition to your collection! Keywords: memorabilia collecting collectibles antiques collectable collectables patents print prints 1900s vintage collecting dealers merchandise artwork for sale cool vintage antique buy shopping print prints shop dealer antique collectible historic history worlds fair expo expositions ambulances
  • Price: $16.99
    1901 Pan American Expo, Buff, Ny Photo Electric Tower
    Matted and ready to pop into a standard frame: This interesting 8 x 10 photo print is from an original photo c.1901 depicting Electric Tower from Band Stand, 1901 Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. We have other historic images of America and World's Fairs on this site. This wonderful reproduction of the original printed graphic is crisply printed on matte finish heavy photo paper. This piece includes a white acid-free matte and is ready to be popped into a standard 11 x 14 frame, which can be bought anywhere locally. Graphic area fits the 8 x 10 opening of the matte. Image included here is low-quality for quick loading on the net with a watermark across, which will not be on your print. Makes a terrific gift for the collector or an addition to your collection! Keywords: memorabilia collecting collectibles antiques collectable collectables patents print prints 1900s vintage collecting dealers merchandise artwork for sale cool vintage antique buy shopping print prints shop dealer antique collectible historic history worlds fair expo expositions
  • Price: $16.99
    C.1901 Pan American Expo, Buff, Ny Photo Cardiff Giant
    Matted and ready to pop into a standard frame: This interesting 8 x 10 photo print is from an original photo c.1901 depicting the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, includes Cardiff Giant display, American Inn, Lubin's Cineography, and streets of Cairo. We have other historic images of America on this site. ============================================ Some history of the most famous hoax in history trivia-library . com: On Oct. 15, 1869, two laborers digging a well on the farm of William Newell, near Cardiff, N.Y., came upon the intact body of an enormous fossilized man, 10 ft. 4 1/2 in. in height and weighing 2,990 lb. Three days later, a Syracuse newspaper ran the headline A Wonderful Discovery, and soon all the world was alerted. Experts of every variety congregated about the Cardiff Giant. Two professors from Yale, one a paleontologist and the other a chemist, pronounced the giant a true fossil. Ralph Waldo Emerson agreed. The director of the New York State Museum decided that the giant was a statue, but ancient, and the most remarkable object yet brought to light in this country. Oliver Wendell Holmes agreed. But there were those who disagreed. The president of Cornell University thought that the giant was concocted of gypsum and that he detected the marks of a sculptor's chisel. A renowned sculptor was summoned, and he declared the whole thing a hoax. While the controversy continued, the happy farmer, Newell, pitched a tent over the Cardiff Giant and dispensed tickets, first at 50 each, then at 500, and later at $1. Showman Phineas T. Barnum hurried an agent to the scene to look things over. The agent was less interested in the giant or its authenticity than in the 3,000 persons-many having arrived by special trains from Syracuse-pushing and shoving to view the attraction. Informed of the giant's prowess, Barnum was aroused. He offered Newell $60,000 for a three-month lease of the object, but the farmer refused. Barnum cajoled; the farmer remained immovable. Annoyed, Barnum hired a Syracuse sculptor, Prof. Carl C. F. Otto, to duplicate the giant in every detail. When a syndicate finally bought out Newell's discovery and prepared to show it to New York in 1871, the syndicate learned that Barnum was already displaying his own version of the Cardiff Giant under canvas in Brooklyn. The syndicate went to court for an injunction. Barnum fought back. He stated that he was only showing the hoax of a hoax, and that there was no crime in this. The court sided with Barnum, and thereafter the two massive fossils battled it out for public attention a short distance apart. Desperately, the hapless syndicate tried to match Barnum's sensational announcements with a huge banner proclaiming: Genuine. CARDIFF GIANT. Original. Taller Than Goliath Whom David Slew ...P. T. Barnum offered $150,000 for the Giant. THE MOST VALUABLE SINGLE EXHIBIT IN THE WORLD TODAY. Meanwhile, reporters were learning that a former Binghamton cigar maker, George Hull, had been Newell's partner in the showing of the Cardiff Giant. Tracing Hull's history, the reporters found that he had once purchased a great block of gypsum in Fort Dodge, Ia.; had employed a stonecutter in Chicago; and had shipped a tremendous box of machinery to Cardiff. Confronted with the mounting evidence of fraud, George Hull broke down and confessed the truth. Irritated by clergymen (and one Methodist preacher in particular) who were always quoting the line from Genesis about a supersized race- There were giants in the earth in those days -Hull had decided to ridicule them. He bought a 12-ft. block of gypsum near his sister's place in Iowa; sent the five-ton stone to the shed of a friend in Chicago; employed stonecutter Edward Salle to carve the giant; then aged it with ink, sand, and sulfuric acid and punctured it full of pores by hammering darning needles into it. He shipped it in the guise of machinery to his cousin's farm-Newell was the relative-buried it for a year, and then dug it up. The entire hoax had cost Hull $2,200 and had earned him $35,000. Barnum's hoax of the hoax-at one point the showman was calling his replica of the Cardiff Giant the original, and the original a fake-had cost Barnum considerably less and earned him much more. ============================================ This wonderful reproduction of the original printed graphic is crisply printed on matte finish heavy photo paper. This piece includes a white acid-free matte and is ready to be popped into a standard 11 x 14 frame, which can be bought anywhere locally. Graphic area fits the 8 x 10 opening of the matte. Image included here is low-quality for quick loading on the net with a watermark across, which will not be on your print. Makes a terrific gift for the collector or an addition to your collection! Keywords: memorabilia collecting collectibles antiques collectable collectables patents print prints 1900s vintage collecting dealers merchandise artwork for sale cool vintage antique buy shopping print prints shop dealer antique collectible historic history worlds fair expo expositions
  • Price: $8.99
    1902 Pan American Exposition Spoon Ad
    A great vintage partial page original magazine ad from 1902. Ad measures approximately: 4 x 6 . Condition: VG. This ad is for a beautiful souvenir coffee spoon set offered by Oneida Community, Niagra Falls, NY for Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway (Railroad) making it a nice cross collectible... Certificate of Authenticity is provided to show that this piece is from an original magazine (not a copy). Keywords: shop dealer antiques antique memorabilia collectible collectibles collectable collectables vintage buy shopping merchandise icons souvenirs premiums spoons political 1900s
  • Price: $9.50
    Wisconsin's World Fair Cookbook
    This soft cover spiral book cookbook was put out in 1964 for the New York's World Fair. It has wonderful recipes using Wisconsin cheese! There are 65 pages with recipes for appetizers thru desserts.
  • Price: $19.99
    1939 Worlds Fair J P Coats Sewing Kit 17 Spools Excellent
    Excellent condition on this Old J P Coats 1939 Worlds Fair Sewing Kit. Very Collectible and contains 17 Thread Spools of which only 4 have been used. The rest are in mint untouched condition. The Box is in Excellent, I would say Mint condition for its age.
  • Price: $16.99
    1915 Panama-pacific Expo - Child Labor Committee Photo
    Matted and ready to pop into a standard frame: This unique antique view is an 8 x 10 photo print is from an original photo: 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, National Child Labor Committee Exhibition by Lewis Wickes Hine. This wonderful reproduction of the original printed graphic is crisply printed on matte finish heavy photo paper. This piece includes a white acid-free matte and is ready to be popped into a standard 11 x 14 frame, which can be bought anywhere locally. Graphic area fits the 8 x 10 opening of the matte. Image included here is low-quality for quick loading on the net with a watermark across, which will not be on your print. Makes a terrific gift for the collector or an addition to your collection! Keywords: memorabilia collecting collectibles antiques collectable collectables patents print prints vintage collecting dealers merchandise artwork for sale cool vintage antique buy shopping print prints shop dealer antique collectible historic history world's fairs expos panama pacific 1920s 20s twenties RP photos
  • Price: $10.00
    1939 Worlds Fair Souvenir Spoon Silver Plated
    Very nice old world's fair addition. From the 1939 World's Fair held in New York this spoon was purchased. It is, as the back claims, Pure silver plated. Excellent condition. Measures 6 long.
  • Price: $28.00
    Liberty Bell Plate / Pin Tray
    This pottery pin tray has a fancy acanthus leaf type raised border design. The center features the Liberty Bell. Decoration and glaze indicate a piece between 1875-1910. Makers mark on back.. Crazing apparent only on the underside from the table ring to the center . 6 ½ l x 7 d. (#276E) Key words: Worlds Fair world centennial historical memorabilia
  • Price: $45.00
    1965 New York Worlds Fair Souvenir Plate Flow Blue Old Mint
    1965 World Fair Souvenir Plate. Gold Foil Label on the back, although label is very hard to read from age, feel that it was probably manufactured in Japan. It displays The United Nations, Rockefeller Center, The Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, Times Square, and International Airport. Take a close look at the International Airport and the other buildings. The graphics appear to be older than 1965. Pine Cones and Evergreen Sprigs around the perimeter. Collectors Piece.
  • Price: $11.99
    Classic Deco 1939 Golden Gate Int Exposition Postcard
    This great real photo interior postcard is unused, split back, clean and nice and MINT Condition. Malay Bridal Exhibit, JOHORE STATE PAVILION TREASURE ISLAND Golden Gate International Exposition. Keywords: memorabilia collectible collectibles collectable collectables vintage antique sale buy collecting shopping merchandise 1930s 30s thirties 1940s 40s forties world's exposition world fairs fair's postcards san francisco international world fair expo
  • Price: $7.99
    Two 1982 Worlds Fair Knoxville Bells
    Two 1982 Worlds Fair Knoxville Bells, 5 1/8 and 3 1/4 high. The small one is a clunker , otherwise excellent condition.
  • Price: $7.50
    1935 California Pacific Expo Botanical Bldg Postcard
    This original postcard is from the 1935 California Pacific Exposition which was held in San Diego, California. It is in excellent condition. The front features Corner Of Botanical Building And Palace Of Foods And Beverages . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused and there is a paragraph that says Botanical Building and the Lagoon in front of it constitute a perennial beauty spot. Exotic lianas, orchids, gigantic bamboo and dainty palms delight the eye of the visitor in the building . This postcard is by Western Publishing x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $7.50
    1935 California Pacific Expo Palace Corridor Postcard
    This original postcard is from the 1935 California Pacific Exposition which was held in San Diego, California. It is in excellent condition. The front features Palace Corridor . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused and there is a paragraph that says The architecture of the Exposition is an ensemble of Spanish and Spanish Colonial Palaces, and the many walks thru these rotundas of beautiful arches add charm to the surroundings . This postcard is by Western Publishing x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $10.00
    1935 California Pacific Expo Ford Building Postcard
    This original postcard is from the 1935 California Pacific Exposition which was held in San Diego, California. It is in excellent condition. The front features Ford Exposition Building And Firestone Singing Fountain . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused and there is a paragraph that says At the south end of the Plaza de America is the Ford Motor Company's permanent steel and concrete building - located in a natural spot of beauty with the Firestone Singing Fountain in the foreground . This postcard is by Western Publishing x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $7.50
    1935 California Pacific Expo Palace Of Parent Postcard
    This original postcard is from the 1935 California Pacific Exposition which was held in San Diego, California. It is in excellent condition. The front features Palace Of Parent And Child . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused and there is a paragraph that says A fine example of Spanish Renaissance architecture fronting on the Plaza de Pacifico, a typical architectural gem in an incomparable semi-tropical setting . This postcard is by Western Publishing x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $8.45
    Standard Tower & Ford Bldg Postcard-calif./pacific Expo
    This original postcard is from the 1935 California Pacific Exposition which was held in San Diego, California. It is in excellent condition but is slightly yellowed. The front features Standard Oil Tower And Ford Exposition Building . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused and there is a paragraph that says The Standard Oil Tower to the Sun soars 108 feet above the Plaza de America and is dedicated to the West's National Parks. The Ford Exposition Building at the south end of the Plaza faces the beautiful Firestone Singing Fountain . This postcard is by Western Publishing x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $8.45
    Standard Tower To The Sun Postcard-calif./pacific Expo
    This original postcard is from the 1935 California Pacific Exposition which was held in San Diego, California. It is in excellent condition but is slightly yellowed. The front features Standard Oil Tower To The Sun . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused and there is a paragraph that says A tower of striking beauty, soaring 108 feet at the north of the Plaza de America. It is of Mayan architecture and known as the Tower to the Sun, dedicated to our Western National Parks . This postcard is by Western Publishing x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $7.50
    1935 California Pacific Expo Palace Of Arts Postcard
    This original postcard is from the 1935 California Pacific Exposition which was held in San Diego, California. It is in excellent condition. The front features Palace Of Fine Arts . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused and there is a paragraph that says A beautiful building of Spanish Renaissance and contains one of the West's finest collections of paintings, sculpture and other arts; from the old masters to the latest of the modern school . This postcard is by Western Publishing x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $7.50
    1935 California Pacific Expo Alcazar Gardens Postcard
    This original postcard is from the 1935 California Pacific Exposition which was held in San Diego, California. It is in excellent condition. The front features Alcazar Gardens And Tower Of The Palace Of Science . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused and there is a paragraph that says A Reproduction of the famous gardens of Charles V in the Imperial residence. The Alcazar in Seville . This postcard is by Western Publishing x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $7.50
    1935 California Pacific Expo Palace Of Foods Postcard
    This original postcard is from the 1935 California Pacific Exposition which was held in San Diego, California. It is in excellent condition. The front features Facade Of Palace Of Foods And Beverages . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused and there is a paragraph that says The world's choicest foods and viands, America's finest fruits and vegetables are on display in this magnificent Spanish Renaissance exhibit palace at the San Diego Exposition . This postcard is by Western Publishing x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $50.00
    1909 Hudson Fulton Celebration Postcard
    This original postcard is from the 1909 Hudson Fulton Celebration which was held in New York. It is in very good condition. The front features a Float-Europa . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard measures approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $32.49
    Pocahontas Postcard (1907 Jamestown Exposition)
    This original postcard is from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition which was held in Norfolk, Virginia. It is in excellent condition. The front features Pocahontas . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard is Copyrighted 1907 by Jamestown A. x 5 1/2 .
  • Price: $22.49
    Swiss Village Postcard (1907 Jamestown Exposition)
    This original postcard is from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition which was held in Norfolk, Virginia. It is in good condition but the front of the postcard has writing. The front features Swiss Village, Jamestown Exposition 1907, Headquarters of Falstaff Bottled Beer, Made and Bottled Exclusively in the Brewery of Lemp . The reverse features a postcard format, which is used. This postcard measures approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $32.49
    John Smith & Pocahontas Postcard (1907 Jamestown Expo)
    This original postcard is from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition which was held in Norfolk, Virginia. It is in very good condition with slight writing. The front features John Smith and Pocahontas . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard is Made In Germany, A.-C. Bosselman x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $32.49
    John Smith & Coat Of Arms Postcard-1907 Jamestown Expo
    This original postcard is from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition which was held in Norfolk, Virginia. It is in very good condition. The front features John Smith and His Coat-Of-Arms . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard is Copyrighted 1907 by Jamestown A. x 5 1/2 .
  • Price: $42.49
    Handclasp Of Centuries Postcard (1907 Jamestown Expo)
    This original postcard is from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition which was held in Norfolk, Virginia. It is in excellent condition. The front features The Handclasp Of Centuries . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard is Copyrighted R. D. Bell, 1907 and measures approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $32.49
    Indian & Pocahontas Postcard (1907 Jamestown Expo)
    This original postcard is from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition which was held in Norfolk, Virginia. It is in very good condition. The front features an Indian, the Old Church . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard measures approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $38.49
    Lake View Terrace Postcard (1905 Lewis & Clark Expo)
    This original postcard is from the 1905 Lewis B. B. Rich, Publisher, Portland Ore. . The front features the Lake View Terrace . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard measures approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $38.49
    Manufacturers & Liberal Arts Postcard (Lewis & Clark)
    This original postcard is from the 1905 Lewis B. B. Rich, Publisher, Portland Ore. . The front features the Manufactures . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard measures approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 .
  • Price: $42.95
    Liberal & Industrial Arts Postcard (Lewis & Clark Expo)
    This original postcard is from the 1905 Lewis Authorized by Lewis . The front features the Liberal and Industrial Arts Palace . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard measures approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 .
  • Price: $48.49
    Agricultural Palace Postcard (1905 Lewis & Clark Expo)
    This original postcard is from the 1905 Lewis Authorized By Lewis . The front features the Agricultural Palace . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard measures approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 .
  • Price: $42.49
    U. S. Government Bldg Postcard (Lewis & Clark Expo)
    This original postcard is from the 1905 Lewis United States Government Building . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard measures approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 .
  • Price: $42.49
    Grand Lagoon Postcard (1905 Lewis & Clark Expo)
    This original postcard is from the 1905 Lewis Grand Lagoon . This postcard was compliments of The Regal Shoe Co. Inc. 618 Olive Street, St. Louis, Missouri . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard measures approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 .
  • Price: $42.49
    Louisiana Purchase Monument Postcard-lewis & Clark Expo
    This original postcard is from the 1905 Lewis Chisholm Bros., Portland, Me. The front features the Louisiana Purchase Monument . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard measures approx. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 .
  • Price: $38.49
    Bridge On The Lagoon Postcard (Lewis & Clark Expo)
    This original postcard is from the 1905 Lewis Samuel Cupples Envelope Co, St. Louis-New York, Sole Stationery Licensee . The front features the Bridge On The Lagoon . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard has a Copyright 1903, Lou. Pur. Exp. Co. and measures approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 .
  • Price: $25.79
    Mines & Metallurgy Postcard (1905 Lewis & Clark Expo)
    This original postcard is from the 1905 Lewis Samuel Cupples Envelope Co, St. Louis-New York, Sole Stationery Licensee . The front features the Mines . The reverse features a postcard format, which is used and has cancelled postage. This postcard has a Copyright 1903, Lou. Pur. Exp. Co. and measures approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 .
  • Price: $32.49
    Liberal Arts Building (1905 Lewis & Clark Expo)
    This original postcard is from the 1905 Lewis Samuel Cupples Envelope Co, St. Louis-New York, Sole Stationery Licensee . The front features the Liberal Arts Building . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard has a Copyright 1903, Lou. Pur. Exp. Co. and measures approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 .
  • Price: $36.49
    Palace Of Liberal Arts Postcard (1905 Lewis & Clark)
    This original postcard is from the 1905 Lewis Hesse Envelope Co., St. Louis, Publishers . The front features the Palace Of Liberal Arts . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard measures approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 .
  • Price: $36.49
    Festival Hall & Central Cascade Postcard-lewis & Clark
    This original postcard is from the 1905 Lewis Festival Hall and Central Cascades . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard measures approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 .
  • Price: $32.49
    Mines & Metallurgy Bldg Postcard (Lewis & Clark Expo)
    This original postcard is from the 1905 Lewis Samuel Cupples Envelope Co, St. Louis-New York, Sole Stationery Licensee . The front features the Mines . The reverse features a postcard format, which is unused. This postcard has a Copyright 1903, Lou. Pur. Exp. Co. and measures approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 .
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