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World's Fair
World's Fair

World's Fair souvenirs from all of the fairs are collected. The first fair was the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London. The term "world's fair" was used to refer to these events until Expo 67 in Montreal, when the term "expo" became popular. Some other important exhibitions and fairs include Philadelphia, 1876 (Centennial); Chicago, 1893 (World's Columbian); Buffalo, 1901 (Pan-American); St. Louis, 1904 (Louisiana Purchase); Portland, 1905 (Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition); San Francisco, 1915 (Panama-Pacific); Philadelphia, 1926 (Sesquicentennial); Chicago, 1933 (Century of Progress); Cleveland, 1936 (Great Lakes); San Francisco, 1939 (Golden Gate International); New York, 1939 (World of Tomorrow); Seattle, 1962 (Century 21); New York, 1964; Montreal, 1967; Knoxville (Energy Turns the World) 1982; New Orleans, 1984; Tsukuba, Japan, 1985; Vancouver, B.C., 1986; Brisbane, Australia, 1988; Seville, Spain, 1992; Genoa, Italy, 1992; Seoul, Korea, 1993; Lisbon, Portugal, 1998; Hanover, Germany, 2000; and Aichi, Japan, 2005. Memorabilia of fairs include directories, pictures, fabrics, ceramics, etc. Memorabilia from other similar celebrations may be listed in the Souvenir category.

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World's FairJewelry Box1904, St. Louis Exposition, Reverse Painted Lid, Cascade Garden, 3 In. Illustrated2017Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairPear1893, Chicago, Blown Glass, White, Cranberry Shading, Peachblow, 5 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairCreamer1893, Chicago, Ribbed, Handle, Pastel Blue, Mt. Washington, 2 1/2 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairTextile1893, Chicago, George Washington, Building, New World, 24 x 34 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairPoster1939, New York, World Of Tomorrow, Trylon & Perisphere, 30 x 20 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairSign1939, New York, Welcome, Bronze, Gold Highlights, Plaster, 25 x 17 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairToy1933, Chicago, Century Of Progress, Truck, Steel, Wyandotte, 20 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairBank1893, Chicago, Half Globe, Image Of Columbus, Grover Cleveland, Palmer illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairCompote1893, Chicago, Porcelain, Dolphins, Royal Worcester, 6 1/4 x 10 In. Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairFigurine1936, Cleveland, Ohio, Elephant, Celluloid, Weighted Ball, 3 1/2 In. Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairBadge1933, Chicago, Century Of Progress, Employee 1322, Silvered Brass, Blue Enamel, 2 1/4 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairSalt & Pepper1893, Chicago, Government Building, Opaline, Ring Neck, Marked, 3 3/4 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairScarf1876, Philadelphia, Smithsonian Reproduction, 25 1/2 x 25 1/2 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairButton1904, St. Louis, Paper, Any State Button Mailed For 10 Cents, Mercantile Novelty, 1 1/4 In. Illustrated2013Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairPoster1926, Philadelphia, Miss Liberty Holding Flags, Linen Back, Dan Smith, 17 x 26 3/4 In. Illustrated2013Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairRing1939, New York, Brass, Trylon & Perisphere Buildings, Adjustable Illustrated2013Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairToy1939, New York, Tractor Train, Cast Iron, Tin Lithograph Canopies, Arcade, 15 3/4 In. Illustrated2013Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairVase1904, St. Louis, Baseball Player, Handles, Weller, Marked, 3 1/2 x 1 3/4 In. Illustrated2013Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairBus1933,Chicago, Century Of Progress, Greyhound, Tandem, Stenciled Roof, 10 In. Illustrated 2012Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairPin1901,Pan-American Exposition, Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Whitehead & Hoag, 1 1/4 In. Illustrated , 2012Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairPin1903,St. Louis, Grand-Leader Dept. Store, 1 1/4 In. Illustrated 2012Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairPoster1888,Ohio Centennial Exposition, Cincinnati, Chromolithograph, 22 x 16 In. Illustrated 2012Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairPurse1934,Chicago, Century Of Progress, Mesh, Enameled, 4 x 6 In. Illustrated , 2012Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairUrn1893,Chicago Exhibition, Enameled, Gilt, Oval, Handles, Coalport, 9 In. Illustrated, 2012Login / Create Account for Price
World's FairBadge1933,Chicago,Century Of Progress,Silvered Brass,2 1/4 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price


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