World's Fair Auction

Auction # 35 Closing Tuesday - October 22nd, 2019 at 10:00 PM EDT
Catalog Lot 74

Auction Local Time: Nov 12, 2019 01:06:27 EST

1901 Pan-American Exposition
Display Cardboard Card with 12 multicolor celluloid buttons that are being offered for sale at 5 cents each. The top of the card pictures a buffalo looking at a blue logo of the fair with lightning bolt lines emanating from his eyes. Above the buffalo is "Pan-American" and to the right "Button! 5 cts." Between the buttons is "Wear One." And at the bottom "Mail one to your friends." 8 of the 12 buttons picture fair buildings with the name written below. One is the picture from the poster of the woman as the falls. One is a woman in the sky over the fairgrounds with "1901" at the bottom. One is the head of a buffalo. And the last one is "Niagara Falls". Size: Each button is 1 1/4" diameter. The card is 8 1/4" wide by 11" high. Condition: All the buttons are Excellent. The card is Fine with a tear half way across under the buffalo (and creased the rest of the way across) and some paper loss above the buffalo. Also the card is soiled.

Winning Bid: $ 360

Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500

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