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How Many Of US Collect Expo/Fair Related Items

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Posted 06/02/2011   11:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add artlaunier to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Poll Question:
I collect Exposition Tickets. I have noticed several others collecting them as well. So, if you collect Exposition or Fair related items be it cancellations, tickets or other items lets hear from you. I'm only listing those that are perhaps more memorable certainly not all. I have identified 59 events from 1876 to 1939 here in the U.S.

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1876 - Philadelphia - Centennial Exposition
1881 - Atlanta - International Cotton Exposition
1893 - Chicago - World's Columbian Exposition
1901 - Buffalo - Pan-American Exposition
1904 - St. Louis - Louisiana Purchase Exposition
1905 - Portland - Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition
1907 - Hampton Roads - Jamestown Exposition
1909 - New York City - Hudson-Fulton Celebration
1909 - Seattle - Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
1926 - Philadelphia - Sesquicentennial Exposition
1933 - Chicago - Century of Progress International Exposition
1939 - New York City - 1939 New York World's Fair

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Posted 06/02/2011   11:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I collect them when I come across them. I have the majority of the WCE's, a 1876 Centennial Expo, and another from the 1930's.
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Posted 06/02/2011   12:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rileysan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I may very be the only person I know to collect Lewis & Clark expo related items. Unfortunately, there were never any postage stamps issued for the fair, but there was a post office on site that used fair related cancellations. Post cards and cinderella stamps were readily available as souvenirs.

The Oregon Historical Society published a comprehensive book in the 1980s that, among other things, describes the positive economic and population growth in and around Portland that resulted from the expo.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_...l_Exposition
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Posted 06/02/2011   1:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello Art, I tried to dot the Hudson-Fulton and the 1939 New York Worlds fair being a native New Yorker..but it would only let me select one !
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Posted 06/02/2011   4:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The poll section only allows one selection per member.
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Posted 06/02/2011   4:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am a general Expo/Exhibition collector of anything except Postage stamps, mostly UK and USA, but also others.

So no vote from me but a nice thread to see who is interested in this type of material.

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Posted 06/04/2011   01:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheSeal619 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey Art
One of my buyers just came accross these. I must admit that I am completely ignorant about values. What would be a fair price? Sorry for the small scans but they are copies and not much I can do with them.



1876 United States Intern, Exhibition ticket, mint cond w/sharp cnrs, printed in black on white w/red serial no. & red "FIFTY CENTS" diagonally across front. Back in black depicting the allegorical Lady "Justice" (Indian Princess style). This was also known as the U.S. "Centennial Exhibition", thusly being held in Philadelphia. This was the first World's Fair to be held on U.S. Soil




1893 World's Columbian, Exposition ticket, Chicago, pictorial design w/George Washington at L, printed in blue & black. Excellent condition w/sharp corners. A prominent, blue "A" on front denotes that this ticket was for use on the first day of the exhibition
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Posted 06/04/2011   02:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheSeal619 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Also these?


1901 Pan-American, Exposition labels (2), same design, one green, one red, each showing the Electrical Tower & Fountain. Green stamp NG, red stamp OG, th, SE. Very attractive
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Posted 06/04/2011   02:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheSeal619 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And these


1936 New York Philatelic, Exhibition labels, F-VF OG, set/3, blue w/damaged gum & tnd, brown w/DG
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Posted 06/04/2011   03:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am interested in hexagon shapes and stamps and cancels. I have noticed some hexagon cancels (so far) on some exhibition covers but have not done a lot of research yet. Any in the US would be of interest to me also.
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Posted 06/04/2011   4:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add artlaunier to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ron,

Tickets from the 1876 Centennial tickets aren't that hard to find, they are very much like the 1893 Columbian Portrait tickets. You can find them priced anywhere from $10.00 to $40.00, depending on condition. Of course, there are those sellers who want to make their retirement in luxury on the sale of one ticket and ask hundred. That's BS if you ask me. All I can say is that I recently purchased the same 1876 ticket with the same over print for less than $30.00 and it's in real good shape.

The Washington Columbian "A" ticket doesn't have any premium so I would place it in the same range. The same would be for the Lincoln and Columbus tickets. the Indian ticket has a little premium, the Franklin "A" ticket can be had for less than a hundred and the Handel, the key, is usually less than two hundred. That being said, I have seen them for half of what I just quoted and some more than three times that amount. Condition, of course make a big difference.

There are legitimate copies out there and they will say so on the backs.

The 1904 Lewis & Clark of Portland tickets are hard to find. I only have the one and it has a tear, top middle, so I'm looking for another copy.

I just love the artwork on these tickets! The company that made the Columbian Exposition tickets, for the most part, was the American Bank Note Company and everyone knows the quality of work they did and it's no different on the tickets.

Allow me to present my Exposition tickets, major face different fronts only but the backs are impressive too.

The 1876 Centennial Exposition;





The 1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition:


























1901 Pan-American;








1904 Lewis & Clark;



There are still several tickets from the Pan-American Exposition that I am looking for such as the;
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Posted 06/04/2011   4:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful things..each one better than one before !!
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Posted 06/04/2011   5:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Gorgeous! I might think of branching out sometime but I had better finish one before starting another costly adventure! LOL
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Posted 06/04/2011   6:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add marko1959 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
nice collections folks
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Posted 06/06/2011   4:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add artlaunier to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ron,

I didn't mean to ignore the exposition labels. I don't know a lot about those, except they are not usually found for sale. When they are, its usually a couple of bucks. They may be worth more but I don't know. I just got a 1904 MH Pan-Am label for $1.00 plus shipping. The fact that its a label vs a stamp make a big difference and the fact that is little reference material concerning labels.

Art
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Unfortunately I don't own this one, but found it when web surfing recently about the 1901 Pan Am Expo. I assume this must have been one of President's McKinley's last quotes given that he was shot the next day:

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