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Vintage World's Fair Keepsakes - From 1876, 1893 and 1939

Lot Number 1400

Quantity: Bid Starts: 09/13/2009 16:00:00 
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Long an international stage for innovations in technology and architecture, the World's Fair is celebrated in the offered lot of vintage pieces. Includes artifacts from: 1876 Centennial International Exhibition (2) admission vouchers (approximately 3-3/4 x 1-3/8”) that resemble U.S. Currency (on thick paper stock, one is EX-MT and the other is VG-EX w/crease)

1893 World's Columbian Exposition a 3-1/4”-diameter glass-like paperweight with a cameo likeness in relief (at the back of the piece) and “WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION – 1492-1892” in raised characters along the circumference; and a 34”-diameter single cuff link w/ a Christopher Columbus likeness and “WORLDS FAIR CHICAGO” printed on the surface

1939 New York World's Fair a unique ticket taker's chair w/ three legs and a sliding wooden seat. A vintage event logo stamping is printed on the seat portion and is partially worn along its top portion. On the seat's underside, a “KAN-O-SEAT” stamping lists the Michigan-based manufacturer. This item is fully functional, though we do not recommend sitting on it; and a gold-colored lapel pin w/ a Trylon and Perisphere relief design. Included, as well, is a New York-themed bracelet w/ fully functional gold-plated clasp and (5) charms w/ images of New York City structures. A “United Nations Building” charm dates this accessory to sometime after 1950. 
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