World's Fair Items
|1933CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR
TAPESTRY! Fresh from an estate, an amazing
souvenir from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.
The motto for this fair was the Century of
Progress, and the fair was held in Chicago
Il in the years. 1933-1934. The tapestry
features and ariel view of the fair with the
Sky Ride, blimps, airplane etc. It has a
velveteen look and the sheen of the velvet
shows reflection of the light in the
pictures. The heavy tapestry measures 44"
long overall including the fring,. 25"
across. It is in good condition overall with
no major damage. No holes or tears, fring
intact. Lite signs of its age can be seen
but does not detract from its overall
display quality. It does have a lite musty
odor from many years of storage. Take a look
below. This is one of the early tapestries
that was produced for the fair, it does not
have the title across the bottom as the
later ones did. A rare find and a great
addition to your collection. $155.00
is an original solid brass metal letter
opener from an estate. It was a premium
from the "PAN AMERICAN EXPOSITION", more
popularly known as the 1901 Worlds Fair
that was held in Buffalo, New York from
May 01, 1901 through November 02,
1901. Standing atop the 5 5/8" tall
blade and pedestal, is a 1 1/8" tall, 1
1/2" wide, and 1/2" sculpture of a
buffalo. Engraved on one side of the
blade, "PAN=AMERICAN". On the other
side of the blade, in large engraved
numbers is "1901". Imprinted
near the top of the blade it states,
"PAT. MAY 14 1901". This
letter opener does have a slightly
misshapened blade, (some waves). Could be
flattened out, but I prefer the original
state for its character.
|1933 CHIGAGO WORLDS FAIR
COLOR BEAUTIES BOOKLET! 32 pages.
complete. Contains color images of common
fair sites/ buildings. Expo ground
plan on back page. Cover has staining and
edge wear. Inner pages are good and suitable
for framing. $16.50
FROM THE GAS INDUSTRY! History and pictures
of Chicago and info on Gas in the
City. 9" x 6". 12 pages.
Complete very good condition overall, lite
handling wear. No tears. Interesting
Frost National Refining Co Souvenir booklet.
Premium hand out for Jack Frost National
Refining Co, NY. Pictures and info, facts
and figures of sugar production, refining
and distribution. 24 pages, Some great color
images of various packages of early
Jack Frost Sugar. Photos of the factories,
buildings etc. 9" x 6". Booklet is
complete. Lite wear to the cover, a
paperclip rust line on the top of the cover.
Inner pages are still nice. $19.50
WORLDS FAIR COASTERS (3) Each is
3-3/4" across. Pressed front designs. Foil
covered black board. Good condition overall.
Some rub wear and discoloration. $15.00
SAMPLE JACK! Front is embossed with
fair logo and 1934 A Century of Progress,
Chicago. Back embossed Simplexe Ball
Bearing. 3-1/4" tall in the down position.
Some wear to the red paint. All original and
Pan with Uncle Hank, His Trip Through The Pan
AMerican Exposition! Hardbound,
262 pages. Complete. 1st Edition.
Published in 1901 by the Nut Shell Pub. Co.
Book is very interesting reading along with
some very unique illustrations. Spine
intact, binding complete and intact. Some
discoloring to the front board. Penciled
original owners name inside. Pages are
crisp and clean for the most part with just a
few having some handling smudges. A rare book
for any collection whether your into the Pan
American Expo or antique cartoon like
|Large soft cover folder
titled:The Art of the World Illustrated in
Paintings Statuary and architecture of the
World's Columbian Exposition.
Copyright 1893. Publsihed by D. Appleton and
Company. Part XVII. 17" x 13". Full of
nice large full page prints. There is
10 quality Goupil Photogravures,
typogravures still inisde. The works were
published in 32 issues, this being just part
XVII. This was found in an estate, I do not
know if it is complete. There is some foxing
on a couple. The cover is loose and has
chipped and torn edges. Most of these
would be outstanding framed and
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