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Posted 02/03/2014   4:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stampfan9 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
25 cards featuring scenes of 1939 New York World's Fair:





























































Tried to edit for better size but it did not work. I used the old file name-mistake.
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Posted 02/03/2014   9:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations, stampfan9:

The 8th postcard in your set ("How the New York's World Fair Looks, from the Painting by John Wenrich") is in the collection of The Museum Of The City Of New York.

I inquired, and for only U$D 125 (one hundred and twenty-five greenbacks), one can buy an 8x10 *photograph* of this postcard (not a photograph of the original painting, but a photograph of the *postcard*), for personal use only, with their authorization.

http://collections.mcny.org/Explore...ld's%20Fair/

Off to eBay you go!

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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ikeyPikey: Sir, thanks for the info. As the Brits say, I am gob smacked. My favorite card of the set is the Elco Yacht. The set which in my opinion is in good condition only cost me $34.00 including shipping.
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Posted 02/03/2014   11:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fimpster to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm going to print photos from the images sf9 just posted and sell them for a grand a set!! hahaha
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Posted 02/03/2014   11:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fimster, would not bother me at all. I only buy what I like and I like the set and will keep it. I did not buy this from eBay but (giving away my favorite fishing hole) from shopgoodwill.com and upon my demise that is where my "treasures" will probably go.
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Posted 02/03/2014   11:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add centerstage98 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They look fantastic!! TY for sharing.
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Wow Congrats! I like Expo related stuff so these are right up my alley! I don't think that I ever seen this whole set before either? Great stuff to be sure! -Jeff
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Posted 02/04/2014   04:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks a bunch for all the looks and for the replies. I learn something new and interesting everyday on This forum.
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Posted 02/04/2014   12:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
stampfan9, Greetings:

"gob smacked'. Oh, Dear. Once upon a time, I was in business with a Brit (a Yorkshireman, but that couldn't be helped) who was kind enough to explain to me the proper meaning of the word "gob"; he was an otherwise polite & well-mannered fellow, so imagine my relief ;)

While we were at it, I volunteered what "the wife is beavering away in the kitchen" might sound like to an American ear.

Two peoples separated by a common tongue, indeed.

I recently picked-up two postcards from the 1939 NY World's Fair, but I was clever enough to buy the stained ('uncollectable') copies out of the half-a-buck box, to wit:





That last one bears a spooky resemblance-of-inspiration to:



Q/ What *is* that thing in his lap?

Good luck selling those U$D 125 prints on eBay.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 02/05/2014   11:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ikeyPikey, Art Deco in anything is so cool.
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Posted 02/05/2014   1:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
i am a native New Yorker...yet I prefer the Chicago Century of progress cards and covers more than the 1939 New York Worlds Fair my parents used to attend !

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Posted 02/05/2014   3:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Three cards from the lesser known Great Lakes Exposition held in Cleveland Ohio in 1936-7:












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