World's Fair Auction

Auction # 31

Auction Ended: Tuesday - March 6th, 2018 at 10:00 PM EDT

Auction Local Time: July 17, 2018 11:13:12 EDT


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Category: 1939-1940 New York World's Fair (145 to 228)

With the theme of 'World of Tomorrow', this fair was the first World's Fair to look into the future instead of just displaying man's achievements up to the current time.
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Final Bid
 Doll with Porcelain head and blue and orange felt cloths. His hat is marked "Dandy Goodwill", "Officially Licensed Doll New York World's Fair 1939", "A Joy Doll Product". The doll has painted brown eyes and red lips. His boots are black. His hands stick out at the end of the sleeves. The doll is on a stand that is not original (I don't think the doll was sold with a stand at all, I've included the stand so the buyer can easily display the doll). Size: Doll is 8 1/2" tall by 4 1/2" from end of one hand to the other. Condition: Excellent, a little soiled but no damage.  
$ 250
 Cardboard Candy Box in the shape of a Bus. The sides both picture the Trylon and Perisphere with "New York World's Fair Bus" above. The bus has people sitting at the windows and 2 drivers in the front. The bottom of the box has "Candy and Toy", "Candy made from Sugar, Corn Syrup, Coconut Oil, U.S. Certified Colors". Made by the "Novel Package Corp., Brooklyn". A cute souvenir toy for the child after he has feasted on the sugar candy. Size: 7" long by 1 1/2" deep by 2 1/2" tall. Condition: Very Fine, some creases, especially on the wheels (but it does stand on the wheels), a piece of tape on one end of the bottom going up the end flap a little and a small spot of paper loss on the top. There is a tear along the top of the front flap, most of the way across. (This is actually in better condition than most of these I have seen in my 40 years of collecting.)  
$ 280
 Brass Disk with raised writing and images. Around the edge is "United Hatters, Cap & Millinery Workers International Union" for the "3rd Biennial Convention at New York World's Fair May 20, 1939" (written in the center) with 2 Trylon and Perispheres on the side of the writing in the center. Above the writing is the Union's logo. There is an original hole at the top for hanging. Rare. Size: 4 1/4" diameter. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 127
 Certificate: "New York World's Fair 1939 Incorporated has hereby appointed Mrs. Leta Forsythe Thomson member of the National Advisory Committee on Women's Participation for Northern New York". The name is hand written. The Certificate is signed by Grover Whalen the "President" and also by the "Secretary". On the left is the Trylon and Perisphere. On the right is the gold seal of the Fair Corporation. The printing is in blue and orange. The hand written parts are in black ink. Nicely matted and framed. Size: Image size: 15 1/4" wide by 11" high. Frame is 19 1/4" wide by 15 1/8" high. Condition: Very Fine. A 1" tear at top above 'W' in "World's" and overall browning of the certificate.  
$ 98
 Porcelier tea pot with a raised image of the Trylon and Perisphere colored in blue with "New York World's Fair" in raised letters underneath. The top is original and the bottom is marked "Porcelier trade mark", "Vitreous Hand Dec. China made in U.S.A." Size: 6 3/4" high to the top of the lid by 8" wide from handle to spout. I believe this is the middle sized pot. Condition: Very Fine. There is overall crazing with brown in the crazing on the bottom that is visible inside.  
$ 50
 Porcelier Creamer. Pictures Trylon & Perisphere in blue. Size: 3 1/4" high by 5" from lip to handle edge. Condition: Near Mint.  
$ 65
 Orange Bakelite Trylon & Perisphere shaped thermometer on an orange base in the original mailer box. Front of base is marked in gold "New York World's Fair", "© N.Y.W.F." The box is marked "Officially Licensed Souvenir Thermometer New York World's Fair" with copyright and "License No. 322". Size: Thermometer is 2 3/16" wide by 1 1/16" deep by 3 7/8" tall. Fits perfectly in the box. Condition: Thermometer is Near Mint. Box is Excellent with a little darkening. The address is filled in on the box, but no stamp, so it was not mailed.  
$ 40
 Firestone Tire ashtray with clear glass insert. In the bottom of the insert are the Trylon and Perisphere, the Firestone pavilion and the words "Firestone New York World's Fair". The tire says "Firestone Champion 6.00-16" and "Safety Lock Corp Gum Dipped". Size: 6" diameter by 1" high. Condition: Excellent, tire is a little soiled will clean up when washed.  
$ 22
 Aluminum Bowl with raised image of the Trylon and Perisphere in the center with "New York World's Fair 1939" written below. The bottom of the bowl is marked "Hand Wrought by Federal S. Co." Size: 7" diameter by 1 3/8" tall. Condition: Extremely Fine, a little very light age toning.  
$ 24
 "Puzzle of the World's Fair", "Solve me if you can" picturing the Trylon and Perisphere on the cover. The puzzle consists of a cover and a card inside that identifies this as "The Puzzle of the Sphinx". This is more of a gag than a puzzle. Uncommon. Size: 3 3/8" wide by 3 15/16" high. Condition: Very Fine, it is a bit soiled and has some spots on the left side of the cover. (When you play it, you will see why it is soiled.)  
$ 47
 Lithographed Metal Serving Tray with color image of the Trylon and Perisphere in the center. The edge has blue border inside the orange border. At top in blue is "New York World's Fair" and at bottom in blue is "The World of Tomorrow". Size: 16" wide by 8" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, a few small scratches, worst is the bottom left corner.  
$ 24
 Brass bookmark with red enamel paint in the Trylon and Perisphere, background, "1939", and "New York Worlds Fair". The red is also in the round cloud lines above the T&P and in the triangles pointing at the T&P. Size: 1 1/16" wide by 4" long. Condition: Extremely Fine with a little area of darkening below T&P and very tiny amounts of red missing from two triangles.  
$ 22
 White ceramic dinner plate with Art Deco style purple and gray Trylon and Perisphere in center with "1939" above and "New York World's Fair" in a circle around the T&P. Around the edge of the plate is a purple border with numerous color depictions of fair buildings. On the back is a gold stamp with "Decoration by Charles Murphy", "150th Anniversary Inauguration of George Washington As First President of The United States 1789-1939", made by "Homer Laughlin". Size: 10 1/8" diameter. Condition: Fine, there is a 2" hairline at 9 o'clock and one scratch in the white area. It looks real nice and displays beautifully.  
$ 18
 Small Version Poster for the New York World's Fair 1939. The full color illustration of a female fair employee in uniform raising her arm towards the sky. Trylon and Perisphere with fireworks in the background. Marked at the bottom, "Made in U. S. A. by the Grinnell Litho. Co., Inc. N. Y. C." Size: 7 "wide by 10 3/8" high. Condition: Very Fine. There are 4 thumbtack holes near the top, a small brown spot on right edge and 4 small pieces of black paper glued near the corners of the back where this was once attached to a backing for framing.  
$ 46
 Card with embroidered Trylon and Perisphere and other fair buildings. "New York World's Fair 1939" printed at top and a copyright in the lower right corner. Embroidered in purple, white silver, yellow, red, orange, green and pink thread. Marked on the back "Made in Switzerland" and "© N.Y.W.F." in the lower right corner. Size: 7 1/2" wide by 5 1/2" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, a couple of light brown spots under the picture.  
$ 22
 SyrocoWood ashtray with original glass insert. The center of the SyrocoWood base has a raised image of the Trylon running through the Perisphere with "World's" written above and "Fair" below. There is a helicline around the Perisphere. In tiny letters, impressed above "World's" is "New York" and below "Fair" is "1939". There is a star on each side of the T&P. The bottom has a sticker "Officially Licensed" with an orange T&P on it. In the photo the glass insert is pictured above the base. Size: 4 1/4" diameter by almost 1" tall. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 26
 Pair of slippers in the original cloth package. The package pictures the Trylon and Perisphere in orange and yellow with green and white ground and trees at the bottom. Above is "New York World's Fair 1939" written in white. There is a snap on the flap that keeps the package closed. Inside are 2 folded slippers. Size: Package is 4" wide by 5 3/4" high. Condition: Fine. The flap is ripped around the snap. The slippers have been folded inside for so long that they got cracked when I opened them to full length. The slippers and package are soiled. The T&P decoration on the packet is strong.  
$ 35
 Round Metal Powder Box with an insert on the top picturing the Trylon and Perisphere with a blue background with "New York World's Fair" written in an orange ribbon above. Size: 3 1/2" diameter by 2 3/4" tall. Condition: Very Fine, overall age toning.  
$ 14
 Set of "16 Colored Miniatures" of the "New York World's Fair", "Assorted Views". Each picture has a description on the back. The Trylon and Perisphere is pictured along with "Officially Licensed" on the mailer box. Published by "Curt Teich & Co., Inc., Chicago, U.S.A." (Note: I missed one when I took the picture, but they are all there.) Size: 3 5/8 inches wide by 2 5/8 inches high. Condition: Box: Fine with a tear through the 'N' in "New York" and a crease in the flap. Pictures are Near Mint to Mint.  
$ 14
 Menu from "Midway Inn" located in the "Amusement Center". The menu is "A la Carte" and the prices are from 10 cents for a Dill Pickle to 65 cents for a baked Virginia Ham with Potato Salad and Cole Slaw. "Wines and Liquors" are listed on the back. They also have "Dancing from 7:30 to Closing". Uncommon. Size: 7" wide by 10 15/16" high. Condition: Very Good, there is a 1" piece missing from the bottom corner, a tear at the top, a fold in the center and a little soiling.  
$ 7
 "Identification Card" for the "National Advisory Committee New York World's Fair 1940". This one was issued to "Mr. C. E. Noyes" of "Pennsylvania". There is a raised image of the Trylon and Perisphere in gold on the front. On the back it states that it is 'not good for admission to the Fair." The location of the committees' build is also on the back. Size: 3 5/8" wide by 2 1/4" high. Condition: Very Fine, a couple of creases.  
$ 17
 Round Hanging Tag "Hello Folks" with the Trylon and Perisphere on both sides. This is from the "opening day - May 11th". On the front is a joke "Hear Ye! Hear Ye! All Ye who scan these lines in the year 2040 - I was there at the World's Fair of 1940 in New York on Opening Day - May 11th 100 years ago". On the back are 2 lines to write "My Name: and "I'm From". Both have been filled in pencil. There is a yellow string for hanging. Size: 3 1/2" diameter. Condition: Fine, it is heavily creased.  
$ 5
 Luggage Sticker from "American Airlines Inc" picturing a plane above a map of the US. In the map is written "The World's Fair Line". On the East Coast is a blue star with "New York" below and on the West Coast is a blue star with "San Francisco" below. There are several white lines crossing the map showing the routes that American Airlines flew in 1939. Size: 3 1/4" square. Condition: Mint.  
$ 19
 Paper doily with a raised image of the Trylon and Perisphere in the center with other buildings and trees on either side. Embossed in the sky is "New York World's Fair 1939". Around the edge are raised circles on legs, possibly made to look like the Perisphere. This is very hard to photograph. Size: 5" diameter. Condition: Extremely Fine, bend in one edge semicircle.  
$ 1
 Red Felt Pennant with white printing "New York World's Fair", a yellow Trylon and Perisphere and "1939" in a printed ribbon around the T&P. The fringe is yellow. There is a small "©NYWF" to the left of the T&P. Size: 11 1/8" long (without fringe, with fringe it's 15 3/8") by 5" high. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 20
 Pink Silk pillow cover with the Trylon and Perisphere in the center, in front of the New York City Skyline. Above the T&P is "New York" and below is "World's Fair". Around the T&P clockwise, starting from the top: 3 members of the armed forces with "Camp George Washington" written below; The "R.C.A. Building - Radio City, Rockefeller Center"; "Statue of Liberty"; "Hall of Marine Transportation"; "150th Anniversary" of "George Washington's Inauguration" medal; The "Amusement Area" and The "Empire State Building, Tallest Building in the World - 1248 ft.". There is pink fringe all the way around the pillow cover. Size: 19" wide by 20 1/2" high including the fringe. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 19
 Cloth Tapestry picturing the "Federal Building" made in a multitude of colors. There is a fringe on the right and left side. The back has embroidered in large letters "Made in Belgium N.Y. Lic 839." Size: 18 5/8" wide by 19 1/4" high. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 41
 Blue silk/rayon blend sheer handkerchief with a orange, yellow, purple and white color wheel in the center. Around the color wheel is "New York" and "World's Fair". Around the edge are 11 buildings including the Trylon and Perisphere. Size:19 1/2" wide by 18 1/2" high. Condition: Very Good. There are several tiny holes and some staining. This fabric, due to its thin nature, is very delicate.  
$ 4
 Pair of Ticket Stubs to the "World's Fair Hall of Music". These stubs are for the "May 27, 1939" matinee. These Orchestra seats were 40 cents each. Size: Each stub is 1 1/2" wide by about 1 3/8" long. Condition: Very Fine. Remember, they are torn halves of 2 tickets.  
$ 5
 Used "Book of Souvenir Tickets" "The World's Fair of 1940 in New York" Face value $ 4.05 price $ 2.50" picturing the statue of George Washington at left. Inside are 5 pages with ticket stubs. There should be 2 on each page, but 1 has been removed from 4 of the pages. The remaining tickets are for: "American Jubilee", "Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium" , "Dancing Campus or Morris Gest's Midget Town", "Mrs. Thorne's Miniature Rooms or Perisphere", "New Orleans or Gardens on Parade" and 1 "Admission" to the "New York World's Fair 1940". The booklet and tickets are all numbered "A 230907". Size: 6" high by 2 1/4" high. Condition: Fine. Paper loss in the upper right corner of cover and a little soiled.  
$ 10
 Ticket, "Identification Check" to ride the "Exposition Greyhound" "Lounge Cars through the grounds of New York World's Fair 1939", price 25 cents. The ticket number is "52933". The ticket is orange with black writing. Size: 2 1/4" wide by 1 3/16" high. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 3
 Bakelite Stick pin in red with the Trylon and Perisphere (Perisphere is a white bead) and the words "New York World's Fair" above and "Bakelite" below. The back is marked with "molded on H-P-M injection machine made by The Hydraulic Press Mfg. Co." with the "Bakelite" trade mark at the bottom. Size: The head is 1 1/4" wide and 1 1/8" high. Condition: Near Mint.  
$ 22
 Hanging Badge with an orange button at the top, a medal hanging from it and an orange and blue ribbon hanging in the back. The button has blue writing on it: New York World's Fair" around the edge with "1939" in the center. The medal is brass with a bust of "George Washington" in the center with "150th Anniversary" written around the top edge and "Inauguration" around the bottom. On the back is the Trylon and Perisphere with "1939 New York World's Fair" written above. Size: 1 1/4" wide by 3 1/4" high. Condition: Extremely Fine. The ribbons look soiled and slight spotting on the medal's obverse.  
$ 40
 Brass Pin with Trylon and Perisphere inside 6 sided frame. The T&P are on an oval covered with blue enamel paint. Under the T&P is "© New York World's Fair 1939". Size: 1 7/8" wide by 1 1/2" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, very light rubs.  
$ 14
 Brass Pin with the Trylon and Perisphere in the center surrounded by blue enamel paint. Above to the right is "1939" in a quarter circle. At top is "World's Fair" with an orange background. At the bottom is "New York" also with an orange background. The back has copyright and a clip that would be used to attach the pin to the top of a coat pocket. Size: 9/16" wide by 13/16" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, a little wear to brass finish.  
$ 22
 Trylon & Perisphere pin with rhinestone with blue and green enamel paint. The base of the pin reads "N.Y. World's Fair 1939". License information is on the back. Size: 1 1/8" wide by 2 1/4" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, darkening of the metal, especially at the bottom (probably will clean up).  
$ 30
 Plastic charm for "The Equitable Life" company. This figural charm was given out at the fair. Size: 7/8" wide by 1" high. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 2
 Pocket Knife with 1 blade. The sides are a plastic made to look like mother of pearl. On one side pictures the Trylon & Perisphere in orange and has "New York World's Fair" printed in blue. The other side is blank. The blade has a bottle opener at the handle end. Size: 3 1/8" long by 3/4" wide (to edge of blade). Condition: Excellent.  
$ 21
 Pocket Knife with 1 blade. The sides are a plastic made to look like mother of pearl. The shape is a wave curve. On one side pictures the Trylon & Perisphere in blue and has "New York World's Fair" printed in orange. There are 3 orange flags in front of the T&P. At the base of the blade is "Hammer Brand" with an arm holding a hammer. Size: 4 1/4" long by 7/8" wide (to edge of blade). Condition: Excellent.  
$ 22
 Pocket Knife with 2 blades. The sides are a plastic made to look like mother of pearl. On one side pictures the Trylon & Perisphere in blue and has "New York World's Fair" & "1939" printed in orange. There are 3 orange flags in front of the T&P. At the base of the blade is "Imperial Prov. R.I." The top and bottom of the handle are flat and you can see the blade bottom from both ends. It looks like it was made this way. Size: 2 3/4" long by 9/16" wide. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 65
 Pocket Knife with 2 blades. The sides are plastic made to look like mother of pearl. On one side is a small Trylon and Perisphere with "New York World's Fair" written to the right. The T&P and lettering are filled in with blue. The back side is blank. The edges of the handle are like a wave. There is a loop on the end so the knife can be hung on a key chain. Unmarked as to maker. Size: 2 11/16" to the end of the loop by 1/2" wide. Condition: Extremely Fine, wear to the blue in the T&P.  
$ 12
 Brass Medal Spinner. Obverse pictures the Trylon and Perisphere with clouds and stars in the background and around edge "New York World's Fair." On the reverse side is the "Communications Bldg". Spin the medal and whomever the Trylon is pointing to gets to pay or is selected for whatever, good for any game you like. Size: 1 1/4" diameter. Condition: Extremely Fine, very light wear.  
$ 9
 Book, "Seeing the New York World's Fair", "A Magic World for Boys and Girls", "by Elsie - Jean". This hard bound book contains 61 pages with a story Patsy and Peter's trip to the fair. The book is filled with illustrations by Raymond Bishop. Size: 8 1/2" wide by 11" high. Condition: Fair. The pages are separated from the spine. The cover is worn. There should be a paper cover with pictures of buildings that are supposed to be cut out and glued to cardboard shapes (that are also missing) to make your own World's Fair. The original owners must have put it together and they are completely missing from this volumn.  
$ 14
 "Book of Nations, New York World's Fair". This book contains 191 pages of countries (in alphabetical order) that are exhibiting at the fair. The information includes general information about the country, their exhibits at the fair with a photo of the pavilion and an outline of the countries map. The book still has the original paper jacket on the cover. Published in 1939 by "Winkler & Kelmans New York". Size: 8" wide by 10 7/8" high. Condition: Very Fine. The book itself has some wear on the top and bottom of the covers. The paper jacket is completely separated at the spine and has lots of tears and damage to the edges.  
$ 8
 "PIC" magazine featuring "Be A... World's Fair Show-Girl see 'PIC' Contest Page 24".Inside are stories in 3 main sections: "Sport", "Broadway" and "Hollywood". There are also 2 other stories about the fair on 3 pages. Date of issue "May 2, 1939" and it cost 10 cents. Uncommon. Size: 10" wide by 13 5/8" high. Condition: Fine. There is tape repair of the cover (on the back) and the magazine is worn.  
$ 22
 "Think" Magazine, published by the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Vol. VII No. 6, with "New York World's Fair Number 1940" printed on the cover. Inside are many pages of black and white photos of the fair including buildings, parades and even President Roosevelt's mother. There are also many articles, mostly about peace and trade, written by many famous people of the day including Grover Whalen, Mayor LaGuardia, Thomas Watson (President of IBM) and many other World's Fair committee heads and members. 52 pages. Size: 9" wide by 12" high. Condition: Fine, only because there is one 3/4" tear on the cover and some wear around the spine. Some light creasing.  
$ 34
 Booklet, "New York Central" Railroad's "The New York Visitor", "World's Fair News", "July 1939". The cover pictures silhouettes of people in front of fountains and the Trylon and Perisphere. Inside are 48 pages including: "Places of Interest", "Fair Ground Facts", "Hotels", "Principal Steamship Lines", "World's Fair Map", "World's Fair Route Map", many advertisements with fair references and much more. Size: 4" wide by 9" high. Condition: Very Fine, a little edge and spine wear.  
$ 17
 Paperback Book "Gardens on Parade", "The Horticultural Exposition at the New York World's Fair 1940", "Souvenir Book.", "Ten Cents". This 80 page book describes the 5 1/2 Acres along the Flushing River, with a map and descriptions of the 26 different gardens, Flower Show schedule, the different clubs that make up the sponsor "Hortus, Inc.", their officers, lots of black and white photos and more. An uncommon souvenir book that predicts the rise of one of America's most popular hobbies, gardening. Size: 6" wide by 9" high. Condition: Very Fine, light overall wear.  
$ 5
 Paperback Booklet, "Maine", "The place to Live, Work and Play". Inside it states that this is a souvenir of your visit to the Maine pavilion at the fair. The 24 pages have sections for each of the themes with loads of black and white pictures. The covers are color. Size: 7" wide by 9 1/8" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, a little separation of the cover at the staples.  
$ 5
 Program for 1939 version of "Billy Rose's Aquacade" at the Fair. Contents include information about the performers and production crews as well as the production itself. Includes several black and white photos and several advertisements. Front cover has a full-color graphic image of the Aquacade on a green background with a female performer in a swimsuit in the foreground. 32 pages. Size: 8 5/8" wide by 11 7/8" high. Condition: Good, the picture of Johnny Weissmuller in the center fold has been cut out, otherwise the inside is nice and clean. There is also some minor damage to the cover.  
$ 15
 Folder, "Cine - Kodak at the Fair" picturing a couple with their movie camera in front of the Trylon and Perisphere. Opens to 3 panels with "Here's how to make home movies - today - of the 'World of Tomorrow'". Also pictures the Kodak Pavilion. The back cover shows the cameras and the film that Kodak makes. Size: Closed: 3 3/4" wide by 8 1/2" high. Opens to 11 1/4" wide. Condition: Very Fine, a tiny spot of paper loss on back and slight crease in one corner.  
$ 16
 Folder for the "House of Jewels New York World's Fair". Inside is a description of the designs on the entrance panels, what is displayed in the exhibit, and a list of the participating companies including Tiffany. Size: 3 1/2" wide by 6 1/2" high. Opens to 7" wide. Condition: Very Fine, light brown spots on covers.  
$ 10
 Folder from the "Greater News Service", "August 1940" with "See the World...at the World's Fair", "See New York...at the City of Light" along with a description of what that exhibit shows. Inside opens to 3 panels with advertising for Refrigerators and gas hot water heaters. There is an advertisement for "Gas Wonderland at the World's Fair" on the back page. Size: Closed: 5 7/8" wide by 8 7/8" high. Condition: Very Fine, 2 horizontal folds and little darkening on the folds.  
$ 3
 Folder, "Your Guide to General Motors Highway and Horizons Exhibit", "New York World's Fair 1939". The inside shows an open top view of the pavilion identifying each section and their exhibits. Size: Closed: 4 9/16" wide by 8 1/2" high. Opens to 9 1/8" wide. Condition: Extremely Fine, a darkened area next to the fold on the back.  
$ 10
 Folder, "Chrysler Motors 5 Star Show" "at the New York World's Fair 1940". Highlighting the 5 attractions in the Chrysler building in 1940: "3-Dimensional Movie", "Talking Plymouth", "Rocketport", "Frozen Forest" and "Bamboo Grove". The back two pages show ads for Chrysler products. Size: Closed: 3 3/4" wide by 8 3/4" high. Opens to: 11 1/8" wide by 16 3/4" high. Condition: Very Fine, light staining on the back.  
$ 4
 Folder, "New York City Omnibus Corporation", "Motor Coach Routes", "Visitor's Guide" picturing the bus in front of the Trylon and Perisphere on the cover. Opens up to 6 panels (3 across by 2 high) showing a map of New York City with the fairgrounds marked by a large T&P. The map also shows the Ferry Lines that run on the Hudson River (not seen on most maps). There is an index of Hotels, Colleges, Radio Stations, Churches, Stores, Bus Terminals, Armories, Hospitals, Clubs and even Skyscrapers. Very interesting World's Fair New York City item. Size: Closed 3 5/8" wide by 8 3/8" high. Condition: Extremely Fine. One scratch on the cover and overall light age toning of the paper.  
$ 5
 Booklet, "New Hampshire Troubadour", "World's Fair Edition" with a cover drawing by Maxfield Parish. The spine has the title and the date "1939" printed on it. Inside are 96 pages of stories and poems about the different parts of New Hampshire. Stories about swimming in the summer, hiking, President Grover Cleveland and so many more that I just can't describe them all. Chock full of black and white photos of New Hampshire as well. Size: 4 5/8" wide by 6" high. Condition: Fine. Creases in the cover, a little spine wear and writing on a few pages.  
$ 10
 "Gateway to New York World's Fair", "Section XI" from the "New York Herald Tribune", dated "April 30, 1939". This 64 page magazine style insert from a local New York Newspaper contains loads of information and pictures (including color pictures) about the fair along with advertisements from exhibitors at the fair. The cover pictures the Trylon and Perisphere behind one of the admission gates. Size: 10 1/2" wide by 15 1/2" high. Condition: Very Good, there are several tears on the edge of front cover causing some paper loss.  
$ 9
 Pocket-size, 5 panel fold-out advertisement for the Greyhound bus tours of the Fair; includes descriptions of 5 tours with prices. On the back is a map of the Fair and bus stops. This is printed in Blue with some orange. Size: Closed: 2 1/2" wide by 4 1/2" high. Open: 12 3/16" wide by 9" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, one 1/2" stain on the back cover.  
$ 4
 Booklet "World Horizons", "by Gardner Harding". General Motors published this booklet. It discusses both the 1939 New York and San Francisco World's Fairs and show pictures of exhibits along with captions. This 24 page booklet explains the importance of Exports and trade. Size: 7" wide by 5 1/2" high. Condition: Excellent, one minor crease.  
$ 36
 Fold-out brochure from the "General Motors Exhibit Building", "Highways and Horizons". Contains descriptions of "The City of the Future", the Futurama ride, a floor plan of the building, exhibitions in the building and their beautiful cars from 1939. Size: Closed: 9" high by 4 1/2" wide. Open: 17 1/2" wide by 17 3/4" high. Condition: Very Fine. A little edge wear, 1/8 tear on fold and a couple of creases.  
$ 9
 Folder from "The Petroleum Industry" titled "Tomorrow's Work", "National Youth Administration", "New York World's Fair - 1939". Opens to 3 panels. Inside is a description of the different parts of the oil industry and a description of their pavilion at the fair. Size: 4 1/16" wide by 9 1/4" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, a corner fold and a light crease.  
$ 4
 Booklet, "Seeing New York and the World's Fair", "The Gray Line", "The Official Sight Seeing Company". The 16 pages are double wide and each describes a tour that the company offers. Most tours are of different parts of New York, (i.e. Coney Island and Chinatown) but 2 of them are to the Fair and the inside cover features a letter welcoming people to the fair. Size: 4" wide by 8 15/16" high. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 3
 "Railroads at the New York World's Fair 1939" Brochure picturing the front of their building with the top of the Trylon and Perisphere behind. Inside is a map of the fairgrounds showing the location of their building. Opens to 6 panels with 4 sections: "Railroads at the New York World's Fair 1939", "Railroads at Work", "Building the Railroad" and "Railroads on Parade". Size: Closed: 3 11/16" wide by 8 7/8" high. Open: 11" wide by 16 7/8" high. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 10
 Folder "See the Hit Show at the Fair Railroads on Parade". Open it once and it shows pictures from the live stage show. Open it again and it contains a map of the fairgrounds with the outlines of each building and a red line from the gate to the Railroads on Parade show. Size: Closed: 3 7/16" wide by 7 7/8" high. Fully Open: 15 1/2" wide by 10 1/8" high. Condition: Extremely Fine.  
$ 6
 Folder, "Heinz Exhibit. 1939 New York World's Fair". Cover pictures outside of pavilion. Open the folder and it shows the inside of the pavilion with the "Goddess of Perfection" on top of the tower along with a selection of their products. A wonderful advertising flyer from one of America's foremost food companies. Size: closed: 5" wide by 7 1/4" high, Opened: 20" wide by 14" high. Condition: Very Good. There are two tears each 2 1/2" long and a vertical crease down the center.  
$ 17
 Color tri-fold brochure with fold-out Map of "The New York World's Fair". Given away by "F.W. Woolworth Co." The cover has the Trylon and Perisphere with Woolworth's store front pictured in the Perisphere. Inside is an overhead view of Fairgrounds. The brochure also has a detailed map of rapid transit system and major attractions. Other panels contain addresses of Woolworth stores and an advertisement for "Woolworth's Fountain" food at the Fair. Size: Closed: 3 11/16" wide by 8" high. Opens to 6 panels: 11" wide by 16" high. Condition: Very Fine, there is a 1/2" tear on a seam and a tiny hole in a corner where folded. Otherwise nice and clean.  
$ 23
 "Guide Map to Metropolitan New York and the World's Fair", "Compliments of The Warwick", a hotel "2 blocks from Rockefeller Center". On the cover is the Court of Nations behind the fountains with spot lights in the sky. Inside is a multicolor aerial view of the fairgrounds (6 panels wide), a map of the fairgrounds, 2 transportation maps, one the subway and the other a road map and 2 panels of information about the hotel. A nice folder. Size: Closed: 3 3/4" wide by 8 1/2" high. Opens to 22" by 17". Condition: Very Fine, a couple of tears on the folds, otherwise nice and clean.  
$ 7
 Postcard folder "The New York World's Fair 1939" with the Trylon & Perisphere and in tiny print "New York World's Fair Officially Licensed Folder", "Lic. By N.Y.W.F. 1939 - K-1877" on the cover. The back cover pictures 3 buildings: "Aviation Building", "New York City Building" and "Hall of Communications". Inside there are 18 color pictures that fold out in an accordion style (9 folds with a picture on each side). The folder was printed by "Frank E. Cooper, 258 Broadway, New York, N. Y." and is numbered "D-5729". Size: 6 1/8" wide by 4 1/8" high. Condition: Excellent, a couple of light spots on the folder inside (I almost didn't notice them).  
$ 12
 Unused Multicolor Postcard picturing " 'A penciled radiance etches a golden pattern on the mist...' the beauty of dawn over New York depicted in Consolidated Edison's 'The City of Light', the world's largest diorama, at the New York World's Fair." The image is of the New York skyline. Unusual. Size: 5 7/8" wide by 3 5/16" high, wider than usual. Condition: Very Fine, a little damage to bottom right corner.  
$ 7
 Unused Black and White Photo Postcard of "124 - Dupont Exhibit - N.Y.W.F." On the back it is marked "Officially Licensed" "1940" with the number "A1183". Size: 5 3/8" wide by 3 7/16" high. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 7
 Unused Black and White Photo Postcard of "5F-124 Eastman Kodak Exhibit Bldg. - N.Y.W.F." picturing the pavilion. Marked "Underwood & Underwood" in the lower left corner. Size: 5 7/16" wide by 3 1/2" high. Condition: Very Fine, there are bends in all the corners.  
$ 7
 Unused Back and White Photo Postcard (actually sepia toned) of the "Lagoon of Nations with Hall of Nations and U. S. Gov't. Bldg in background" numbered "261". "New York World's Fair 1939" is also printed on the front. On the back it is marked "Licensed". Size: 5 7/16" wide by 3 1/2" high. Condition: Good, there is a 1/2" tear at the top.  
$ 1
 Unused Postcard with multicolor image of "F147: Federal Building and Foreign Pavilions. Lagoon of Nations. Court of Peace. New York World's Fair" and "46596" on the bottom. The back is marked "Officially Licensed" with number "2965". Size: 5 7/16" wide by 3 1/2" high. Condition: Very Fine, slight damage to each corner.  
$ 7
 Unused Color Postcard with a picture of (marked on back) "The entire facade of Consolidated Edison's building at the New York Worlds Fair..." with the Trylon and Perisphere pictured behind the building. Size: 5 9/16" wide by 3 3/8" high. Condition: Fine, some corner damage and a crease.  
$ 1
 Unused Postcard with color image of the "Maritime Building" and on the bottom "New York World's Fair 1939" and "A-3". The back is marked "Officially Licensed by New York World's Fair", "Colortint", "Made by Grinnell Litho Co., N. Y. C." Size: 5 1/2" wide by 3 1/2" high. Condition: Very Good, a crease in the lower left corner appears as a crack in the field.  
$ 2
 Unused Postcard with Color image of the "Transportation Building - Rocket Port" and on the bottom "New York World's Fair" and "A-10". The back is marked "Officially Licensed by New York World's Fair", "Colortint", "Made by Grinnell Litho Co., N. Y. C." Size: 5 1/2" wide by 3 1/2" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, slight corner bending.  
$ 6
 Unused Black & White Postcard of "The Equitable Life Assurance Society's Garden of Security at the New York World's Fair." picturing their statue (same as the charm in lot 181) with trees in front and a V shaped building behind. No maker name. Size: 5 9/16" wide by 3 9/16" high. Condition: Fine, corner wear (worst is bottom left) and some wear across the top.  
$ 1
 Used Black and White Postcard picturing a drawing of the Trylon and Perisphere with "100A", "World's Fair 1939", "New York" written at the top. On the back is "Manhattan Post Card Publishing Co., Inc." Size: 3 1/2" wide by 5 1/2" high. Condition: Very Good, creases and a small spot of paper loss. The corners are bent.  
$ 6
 Unused Black & White Postcard of the "Constitution Mall seen from the Bridge between Trylon and Perisphere.", "New York World's Fair" (marked on the back), along with "WF 62" and "East and West Publishing Co., N.Y." and a license number "849". Size: 5 7/16" wide by 3 1/2" high. Condition: Very Fine, slight corner damage right side and tiny edge wear right side.  
$ 6
 Unused Sepia Toned Postcard picturing "Perylon Circle" (marked on back). "Published by the Albertype Company Brooklyn, N. Y." and also has "The Finest American Made Art Pictures" on the back. "Copyright H. L. Wittemann" on both the front and back. Size: 5 1/2" wide by 3 1/2" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, very slight corner wear left side.  
$ 7
 Unused Multicolor Post Card with a Metallic sheen picturing the "Music Auditorium" (marked on back). The card has an official license number and is numbered "M115". The card is © Metalite Pat. Product - Gemloid Corp., N. Y." Size: 5 1/2" wide by 3 7/16" high. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 13
 Unused Multicolor Postcard picturing the "Federal Building and Surrounding Area", numbered "57W" in the upper left and "8A-H957" in the lower right corner. The front is also marked "New York World's Fair 1939". On the back is "Colortone", "Made by Curt Teich & Co., Chicago" and "Frank E. Cooper, 258 Broadway, New York, N.Y." Size: 5 1/2" wide by 3 1/2" high. Condition: Very Good, there are 4 thumbtack holes in the card, 2 center top (in the field) and 2 center bottom.  
$ 1
 Unused Multicolor Postcard "Greeting from New York World's Fair" with the Trylon and Perisphere pictured on the left, "Communications Building on the right, and a check list of pre-written phrases that you check off to tell the recipient how much fun you are having at the fair. On the back is "Officially Licensed" and "Manhattan Post Card Publishing Co., Inc., N.Y.C." Size: 5 1/2" wide by 3 1/2" high. Condition: Fine, the bottom left corner is creased with a crack in the printing.  
$ 5
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