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How Many Of US Collect Expo/Fair Related Items

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Posted 05/19/2016   10:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don't necessarily collect 'em, but do have a few items.
Here's an interesting cover.

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Posted 05/20/2016   10:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add essayk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm trying to understand your cover, Jamesw. It looks like the 1939 stamp and cancel were added to an earlier cover and cancelled as a favor item. Is that right? Do you think it did actual postal service in 1939?
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Posted 12/01/2018   01:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bumping up this excellent topic.

Slogan cancel and Liberal Arts building from the Portland hosted 1905 Lewis and Clark World's Fair:



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Posted 12/01/2018   2:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I forgot about this thread, but I do like the topic. Here's a reprint the BEP did for the centennial of the Jamestown Exposition. The original souvenir card from 1907 was in black ink and did not include the stamps at the bottom.

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Posted 11/15/2020   6:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Let's get this thread back on its feet! I happened on this cover from Expo '74 in Spokane. I think this is actually non-philatelic. It appears to have been mailed at the fair, so apparently there was a post office on site.

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Posted 11/19/2020   11:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AnimatedFDCs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That Expo '74 cover was in fact mailed from a post office that was located on the site of the Exposition. Non philatelic usage from the site is not common so this is really a nice usage.
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Posted 11/20/2020   12:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gslaten to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looking through this thread I saw a couple of World's Columbian Exposition cards. Here are a few more. Unfortunately someone trimmed the last one, probably to fit in an album. All are the same on the address side.












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Posted 11/21/2020   02:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dry Tech to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In addition to post cards and tickets I have two large Columbian Expo prints (actually copies of prints), one of the expo grounds, other of the electrical building.
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Posted 12/11/2020   5:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
107B Card had written on it....
Chicago World's Fair 1939 Ticket Stub.
Free gift from SCF member Philb 2011

The occasion is the Sacramento Golden Empire Centennial celebration in 1939. This event celebrated John Sutter landing in Sacramento in 1839.

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Posted 12/11/2020   5:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There's that word again..."Rare"


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Posted 01/21/2021   8:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's an unmailed cover that seems appropriate for this thread. It appears to be a SASE for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, held in 1909 in Seattle. Apparently the fair headquarters were actually onsite in the Alaska Building.

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Posted 03/09/2021   12:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I chase three, none on the vote list:

The Panama Pacific International Exhibition (PPIE) 1915, San Francisco USA

The Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE) 1939 & 1940, Treasure Island, San Francisco USA

Expo '67, 1967 Montreal Canada

Family attended or participated in each, I with parents for Expo '67.

Now for US Collector, I am surprised the PPIE was left off the original list given its particular contribution to US Philately. Displayed at the Model Post Office at the PPIE was a complete set of small die proofs produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing for display by the Post Office Department at the Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915, in San Francisco, California. Included were all the stamps issued by the BEP up to the fair. These are listed by Scott as the P2a proof variety for the stamp design. Generally only a handful of each were produced from the original dies and found their way into public hands.
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Posted 03/09/2021   12:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1935 Grand Rapids Stamp Show.


1938 Chamber of Commerce, Qualifies


New York 1947

1956 FIPEX
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Expo '67, 1967 Montreal Canada

Family attended or participated in each, I with parents for Expo '67.




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Posted 03/09/2021   9:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't collect Expo/Fair-related items per se, but I will buy the occasional item, if it relates to some other interest, like this postcard that I recently found on eBay. In addition to bearing a postmark from the Model Post Office at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, it has an image of James Earle Fraser's "End of the Trail" at the Exposition. The original plaster statue that was on display at the Exposition made its way in 1919 to Mooney Grove Park in my hometown, Visalia, California. It remained there until 1968, when it was moved to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and replaced by a bronze replica. It's become a recognizable symbol of my hometown.


I do actively collect stamps, postcards, cinderellas, postmarks, etc. related to Esperanto conventions, though, especially the annual World Esperanto Congress (Universala Kongreso de Esperanto), such as this souvenir postcard from the 6th (Washington, DC, 1910):


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