World's Fair Auction

Catalog for Auction # 30
Closing Tuesday - October 3rd, 2017 at 10:00 PM EDT

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Category: 1939-1940 New York World's Fair (187 to 285)

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.
A VHS Tape, narrated by Jason Robards, is listed in the Modern Reference Section.
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Description
Current Bid
 Rare Glass Block Book End specifically made for Grover A. Whalen who was the President of the 1939 NYWF. Only 2 of these bookends were made for each of the Members of the Board of Directors with their initials on it. This one has the initials "GW" etched in large letters with "This Block was a Part of the New York World's Fair", "1939", "1940" written below in raised letters (the glass is etched out around the lettering). The sides and back are bumpy and all the edges are rounded. We sold some of these a few years ago for Herb Rolfes and this is the one Herb kept. This would definitely be one of the most important pieces in any collection. Size: 5" by 5" and 2 1/2" thick. Condition: Very Fine, the top left edge was ground down and has a rough edge. I am assuming it was chipped and ground down, but since these glass blocks were "a part of the" fair, it might have been damaged when removed from the original structure.  
$ 400 *
 Large Gold colored Plaster Plaque with a large raised image of the Trylon and Perisphere in the center surrounded by raised fair buildings. In the sky in raised letters is "New York World's Fair 1939" At the bottom is "Welcome" in raised letters with George Washington to the left and the Statue of Liberty to the right. In the bottom right corner, pressed into the plaster is "© N.Y.W.F." On the back is a wire that is used to hang this marvelous item. I was told that this plaque hung at the fair in 1939. Very Rare. Size: 14 3/4" wide by 17 1/8" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, a few chips on the edge, could be fixed with a little gold paint.  
$ 160
 Ring Toss Game with a 3 dimensional Trylon and Perisphere rising out of the square game base. There are 3 rings that you toss to and try to get them to land on the Trylon or Perisphere. The base and T&P are wood. The 3 rings are thick rope with orange wooden bands holding the ends together. You get 50 points for putting the ring on the Trylon and 25 points for the Perisphere. The base is painted blue and orange and the T&P are white. (Rossen pg. 130). Uncommon. Size: Base is 12" square (the base board is 3/4" thick.) The Trylon stands 10 1/4" off the base. Condition: Very Fine. The very tip top of the Trylon is broken and there are various minor scrapes in the wood. It displays beautifully.  
$ 150
 Large Cloth mounted on a wooden frame of the Trylon and Perisphere with "1939" in the sky and "New York World's Fair" written below. The background is dark blue and the printing is in white. I was told this hung at the fair. Very Rare. Size: 24" wide by 32" high. Condition: Very Fine. There are a couple of tears on the left edge and some light staining.  
$ 50
 Hinged SyrocoWood Box with raised images on the top and every side. On the top is a large Trylon and Perisphere with 7 or more pavilions surrounding it. Above in the sky is "New York World's Fair 1939". Each side pictures a different building: Administration, Communications, "City of New York" and ???. Size: 10 3/4" wide by 7" deep by 2 1/2" high. Condition: Excellent. There is one light rub on the top near the word "Fair", but I don't think you will every find a nicer one of these boxes. Also, there are 4 felt pads on the bottom corners that were probably added after purchase.  
$ 50
 Special World's Fair edition of the Bissell Carpet Sweeper called "Bissell's Thirty Nine" with the Trylon and Perisphere emblazoned on the sweeper. Sweeper is blue with white writing. Under the Trylon is "© N.Y.W.F." Gray wooden handle. An Uncommon souvenir. Size: sweeper base: 14 1/2" wide by 9 1/2" deep. Height to top of handle: 53". Condition: Very Fine, the blue and white colors are very strong. There are some scratches and some spotting, including some small rust spots on the sweeper. There is a little paint loss to the handle, especially on the top. Overall this is a very nice example.  
$ 50 *
 Ink Well with a Figural Trylon and Perisphere rising up in the back. An art deco base leads up to the lidded ink well in the front. The cover of the ink well has "New York World's Fair" etched into it. Underneath the lid and on the bottom is "Made in France". The glass insert is missing. (Rossen pg. 121) Size: 3 1/8" wide by 2 7/8" deep by 5 1/8" tall. Condition: Extremely Fine, slight wear to the finish in a few spots.  
$ 55
 Original "Renting Plan" for "The World of Fashion." building from the 1940 fair. The plan shows the floor layout, the square footage of each area, an "isometric view" and where it is located on the fairgrounds, that happens to be next to the Trylon and Perisphere. There is pencil writing at the bottom ? "Commander", signed "Flanagan, 4/22/40". It is printed in black on a white background. Size: 22 3/8" wide by 16 3/8" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, with several folds.  
$ 17
 Set of 8 plastic coasters in black holder with Original Mailer Box. Each coaster has a raised Trylon and Perisphere with "1939" to the left and "New York World's Fair" to the right. There are 2 red, 2 blue, 2 yellow and 2 green coasters in a black plastic holder. They are contained in the original mailer box. Size: Coasters are 3" in diameter. Box is: 3 1/2" by 3 1/2" by 1 1/2". Condition: Coasters and holder are Near Mint. Box is Extremely Fine with aging and a couple of small spots.  
$ 20 *
 Round Brass coaster with a blue baked enamel background picturing a raised design of the Trylon and Perisphere in the center. Around the T&P are people riding horses and carriages. On the outer edge is mostly a floral design with 2 Chinese circles. The back is marked "China", "N.Y.W.F.©" and "FCO NY" inside a small 3 sided pie slice. Size: 3 3/4" diameter. Condition: Extremely Fine with a little patina in the grooves (should polish out). No loss to the enamel.  
$ 22
 Boxed set of "10 Giant Creston Crayons - New York World's Fair 1939". Cardboard box has color illustrations of people at the fair and two kids pushing a globe. On the back is a color image of two kids at the fair with buildings in the background. Inside the box are 10 giant wax crayons with paper wrappers around each crayon. Inside is a piece of paper with a line drawing of rabbits (to be drawn in) and a coupon for a "Surprise Package" if you mail in for it. The crayons were "Mfd. By Creston Crayon Co., Inc. New York, N.Y." Uncommon. Size: 5 1/2" wide by 4" high by 1/2" thick. Condition: Fine. The box is soiled with a little wear and one flap is not connected to the box. The crayons have been used a little. The insert paper is browned and folded.  
$ 25
 "The Original Mysterious Wonder Mouse" a souvenir from the 1939 New York World's Fair. This magic trick consists of a small toy mouse attached to a very thin wire. (You can see the wire in the picture.) The trick mouse comes with the Original Cardboard Box. Box is orange and blue with the Trylon and Perisphere pictured on one panel with "by E. Seibold" written below. Another panel of the box has instructions on how to perform the trick. Also inside the box is a piece of cardboard with "Read Directions First" printed on it. Size: Box is 2 1/4" x 7/8" x 1 1/8". Condition: Mouse is Near Mint. Box is Extremely Fine+ with slight wear and age toning.  
$ 50
 Large Bronze Medal for "'Washington Hall' New York World's Fair 1939 erected to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Inauguration of George Washington as first President of the U.S. by Messmore Kendell Pres. - Gen. S.A.R." with the building pictured above the writing. On the reverse is a head and shoulders of Washington. Size: 2 1/2" diameter 3/32" thick. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 35 *
 Square glass block bank with Trylon and Perisphere "New York World's Fair 1939" raised on one side and "Watch Your Savings Grow With Esso" on other. There are a bunch of coins inside including 2 buffalo nickels, 2 Mercury Dimes, and a Standing Liberty Quarter. Size: 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" Condition: Excellent, no chips or cracks.  
$ 50
 SyrocoWood Bookends. Each end has an embossed Trylon & Perisphere which has "New York World's Fair 1939" written above the Perisphere. Around the T&P are an embossed helicline and trees. The bottom has a metal base so the bookends can be placed under books. There is felt under the metal base. Size: 6" tall by 4 1/2" wide by 3/4" thick. The metal bottom extends 3 inches beyond the back of the bookend. Condition: Fine. There is wear to the finish and one has a chip on the right side bottom.  
$ 26
 Small Flower Vase, A Metal Figural Trylon & Perisphere on a wooden base with a round holder for the glass insert. The plaque on the front is marked "New York World's Fair". The glass insert is the original insert (this item usually is missing the insert or has the wrong piece of glass) Size: Base is 2 7/8" by 1 11/16" by 4 1/2" tall to the top of the Trylon. The glass insert is 3 1/2" tall. Condition: Extremely Fine, a little wear on the T&P. No damage to the glass.  
$ 12
 Printer's Block with the image of the Trylon and Perisphere. Below the image is (in reverse) "©NYWF". Size: Image is 1 5/8" wide by 2 3/4" high. Wood Block is 7/8" thick. Condition: Excellent, has some black ink residue on it.  
$ 23
 A Pair of Mother of pearl clothing buttons or cuff links in the shape of the Trylon and Perisphere. The back of the button has a spring loaded sliding mechanism. They are not marked, but are from the era. Size: 5/8" high by 9/16" wide. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 15
 Shirt Collar Bar with "New York" & "World's Fair" in tiny writing on the bar and a Trylon & Perisphere on each end. At one time these collar bars were very popular and were used to push the knot in your tie forward. Size: 2" long, the T&Ps are 1/4" high. Condition: Very Fine, a little wear and a light spot on bottom.  
$ 5
 Red Bakelite Figural Trylon and Perisphere paperweight with "New York World's Fair" and "© N.Y.W.F." written on the front of the base in gold. Size: 1 7/8" wide by 7/8" deep by 3 1/4" tall. Condition: Excellent, just a little gold missing from the top of 2 letters in "York".  
$ 25
 Cast metal figural Trylon and Perisphere with a square base. Around the base are the words, "New York - Trylon & Perisphere - World's Fair" & "© N.Y.W.F. Almar, U.S.A." Black felt on the bottom. Metal has a dark brown-bronze like finish. Size: 4 1/2" tall with a 1 5/8" square base. Condition: Extremely Fine, with age toning.  
$ 8
 Cream colored square linen tablecloth with blue and orange images of the "Federal Building", "Administration Building", "Hall of Communications" and the "Trylon and Perisphere" on each of the corners. The center has a ribbon like banner design in a circular form with the words "New York World's Fair 1939." Cloud like designs in the ground. Border design of the Trylon and Perisphere. Size: 49 1/4" x 44 1/2" Condition: Very Fine. Slight fraying on corner with the Federal building. Slight discoloration and staining in several spots throughout the cloth.  
$ 15
 Blue Felt Pennant picturing the Trylon and Perisphere with "New York World's Fair" written above and "1939", "NY © WF" below. The top and bottom edges are in orange and there is a gold painted stick through the top orange stripe. Size: 8 1/8" wide by 9 1/2" high. The stick at top is 10 1/4" wide. Condition: Fine. Some of the blue has run through the white printing. The item is soiled and there is wear to both the orange bottom and top stripes.  
$ 22
 "Kan-o-seat" (marked under seat). Folding chair with decal of "New York World's Fair" with "1939" and the Trylon & Perisphere in the center. The seat folds up for easy carrying around the fair, then you can unfold it to sit on it while waiting in line to get into a pavilion, or to just rest. Size: Folded: 35 inches high by 9" wide (the seat is 9" in diameter). Unfolded: 27 1/2" high by 21" deep by 9" wide (the seat is the widest). Condition: Extremely Fine, slight damage to decal and there is some wear and a few scratches in the finish of the wood. There are a couple of cracks on the edge of the seat.  
$ 17
 Small metal saxophone shaped horn. Pressed into the horn is an image of the Trylon and Perisphere and the words, "New York World's Fair 1940". Blow into the horn and it makes a sound. Size: 1 7/8" wide by 3 7/8" high. (it is hard to measure) Condition: Very Fine with some light wear to the finish. The horn sounds great.  
$ 7 *
 "N. Y. World's Fair Views No. 3" "for Pathegrams CineVue", "See the Fair Movie Style". Box pictures the Trylon & Perisphere in blue and orange. Inside is a roll of black and white still photos for the viewer. Size of box: 1" wide by 1" deep by 2 1/8". Condition: The film is Excellent and the box is Extremely Fine with slight wear and age toning.  
$ 30
 Sterling Silver Demitasse spoon with raised images of the Trylon and Perisphere, Administration building and more on the top of the handle with "New York World's Fair" in raised letters on the handle. Uncommon. Size: 3 11/16" long by 11/16" wide. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 15
 Bracelet with the individual letters spelling "MOTHER" in blue baked enamel inside each brass letter. At one end of the bracelet is a baked enamel disk picturing the Trylon and Perisphere in blue, red and white. At the other end is a brass heart charm with baked red enamel filling the face of the heart. The bracelet is a series of brass links. I have not seen this variation before. Size: 7 1/2" long. The WF charm is 1/2" diameter. The 'M' is 3/8" wide by 1/4" high. Condition: Excellent. The brass has slight age toning. There is little too much white enamel over the 'R' in York, as made.  
$ 17
 Round Brass Locket with a central raised image of the Trylon and Perisphere with small T&Ps on both sides of the central T&P with a blue background on the left side and orange background on the right. Inside is a place for 2 photos. There are a few links of a chain attached to the loop at top. Size: 1 5/8" diameter. Condition: Extremely Fine, the brass has darkened. The blue and orange paint are Excellent. The finish is rubbed off of the center of the back.  
$ 10
 Bakelite Stick pin in green 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: Excellent, a few tiny spots of rust on the pin, the bakelite is perfect.  
$ 8
 Round Celluloid pin back "International Business Machines" "May 13, 1940" "World's Fair in NY" "© N.Y.W.F." in gold type face on a blue background with an image in gold of the Trylon and Perisphere in the center. Size: 1 1/4" diameter. Condition: Excellent (bright spots on left are reflections of the light).  
$ 16
 Oval Brass Pin with Trylon and Perisphere and "New York World's Fair 1939" written below. Around the base of the T&P is Orange Enamel. Size: 1 7/8" wide by 1 9/16" high. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 8
 Small Figural Pin with the Trylon and Perisphere on top of a blue baked enamel trapezoid with "N.Y. World's Fair 1939" written in it. Size: 3/8" wide by 1" tall. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 27
 Tin Lithographed Clip On Button of 2 rabbits "Peter and Penelope" with a cube of Ice. The colors are orange, blue, black and white. On the back it is marked "Ice Industry", "Food Building", "World's Fair New York City 1940". Size: 2 1/8" diameter. Condition: Very Fine. A couple of tiny scratches on the lithography near the top and a couple of tiny dents in the surface. It is nice and clean with bright colors.  
$ 17
 Celluloid Button "New Haven Day", "New York World's Fair". In the center is a revolutionary soldier with "New Haven" above, "Advertising Club, Inc." under the picture and "Vigilance" at the bottom. There is part of a blue ribbon hanging below. The colors are gold and green. Size: Button is 1 1/4" diameter. Condition: The button is Excellent, but most of the ribbon is missing.  
$ 12
 Brass Lapel pin in the shape of the Trylon and Perisphere. There is a marking on the back, but the screw attachment mechanism covers all but the "1939 Inc." Size: 7/8" wide by 1 3/8" high. Condition: Very Fine, wear to the finish.  
$ 4 *
 Small Brass Charm with image of "Federal Bldg." With "N.Y. World's Fair" above and "1939" below. The background is an orange baked enamel. There is a loop at top. Size: 9/16" diameter. Condition: Very Fine. There are lots of tiny black spots in the enamel and around the letters.  
$ 3
 Cardboard box for "White Owl Brand", "Club House" cigars. The front of the box pictures their trademark owl perched on a cigar. The back of the box shows a multicolor picture of the "White Owl Exhibit Building ... New York World's Fair - 1940" along with a picture of the Trylon and Perisphere. There are no cigars, just the box. Size: 3 9/16" wide by 5 1/16" high by 9/16" thick. Condition: Excellent. The box has been flattened and there is pencil writing on the inside flap. Nice bright colors on the box.  
$ 12 *
 Small Brass Button with raised image of the Trylon and Perisphere. These buttons were on the sleeves of the uniform. Marked on the back " Waterbury Button Co." (They have been in business for over 200 years.) Size: 5/8" diameter. Condition: Extremely Fine, with one tiny spot near the bottom.  
$ 10 *
 Die Cut Thin Cardboard Valentine picturing a little boy in front of the Trylon and Perisphere with flags in the back. "Hey, Hey! You're the Fair-est Valentine in the World". The bottom has a cut in it so that you can bend back the flap and make the card standup. Size: 3" wide by 4 1/4" high. Condition: Extremely Fine with a few small light spots.  
$ 20
 Pocket Knife with Blue and Orange Handle. One side has a Trylon & Perisphere impressed in the blue part (filled with orange coloring) and "New York World's Fair" in the orange part (filled with blue). The other side is the blue and orange handle with nothing printed on it. The knife has 2 blades, but one is a bottle opener. Made by "Syracuse Knife Company Syracuse, N.Y." as marked on the bottom of the blade. Size: 3" long by 3/4" handle to blade edge closed. Condition: Fine, a little orange is missing from the T&P and a little blue from the writing. There are a couple of minor edge nicks.  
$ 10
 Pocket Knife With simulated mother of pearl (plastic) handles with blue Trylon & Perisphere with flags and bushes below. Above written in orange is "New York World's Fair" and "1939". The other side is unmarked. There are 3 blades, one is a bottle opener. The base of the large blade is marked "Imperial Prov. R.I." Size: 3 5/8" long by 5/8" handle wide (15/16" wide to edge of blade). Condition: Extremely Fine, a little wear on the metal ends of the handle.  
$ 22
 Small Jim Bowie style knife with the Trylon and Perisphere printed in blue on the simulated mother of pearl (plastic) handle. Above the T&P is "New York" in blue and "World's Fair" in orange. Below is "939" (missing the 1) in orange. At the base of the blade is "Colonial Prov. R.I." I believe this knife originally had a leather sheath. Size: 3 3/4" long. Condition: Fine, the orange printing is very light.  
$ 5
 Pocket Knife with a small Trylon and Perisphere and "New York World's Fair" pressed into the simulated mother of pearl (plastic) handle and filled with blue color. The other side is blank. There are 2 blades. The bottom of the larger blade is marked "Syracuse Knife Co." Size: 3 1/8" long by 9/16" wide. Condition: Very Fine, the blue is worn in the T&P and there is a little rust at the bottom of one blade.  
$ 5
 Small Pocket Knife with a loop on the end for hanging on a key chain. On one side of the simulated mother of pearl (plastic) handle is a blue Trylon and Perisphere with "New York" written above in orange cursive letters. To the right of the T&P is "World's" in orange with "Fair" below in orange. The maker is not marked. Size: 1 9/16" long by 5/16" wide. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 8
 "Official Location Finder", "New York World's Fair", "an automatic map". You can find a location is several ways. There is a sliding piece of thin cardboard that has an ID number, a "Point of Interest" field, a "Location" field and a "Nearest Rail Transportation" field that appear through an opening on one side. On the other side is a map of the fairgrounds with holes at all the points of interest. When you slide what you are looking for into the window on one side, the hole on the map will have a red dot in the location where the exhibit is located. You can also look up the exhibit alphabetically, get its number and use that number to slide the card and find the location. There is a advertisement for the French Pavilion on the back and the Boy Scouts inside. Size: Closed: 8 1/2" wide by 4 1/2" high. Opens to 25 1/2" wide. Condition: Very Good. The metal frame around the map (where the insert slides) has been bent in several places causing the slide to be difficult to move and creating bumps on the edges of the covers.  
$ 5 *
 Matchbook Cover for the "Hotel St. George, Brooklyn, N.Y." with a picture on the cover of the hotel building and the Trylon and Perisphere along with a copyright on the back cover. Inside the cover is a simple map of New York showing with red lines the 3 ways to get to the fair from the hotel, "Sub", "Auto" and "Train". The unused striker is present, but there are no matches. Size: Opened flat: 1 1/2" wide by 4 9/16" high. Condition: Excellent, but no matches.  
$ 2
 "Actual Photos, 20 for 25¢" with "New York World's Fair" written across the top of the box and the Trylon and Perisphere on the left. There are 19 black and white photos of the fair grounds and buildings in the original mailer box. At the bottom of each image is the title of the picture. Size: 2 3/4" wide by 1 17/8" high. Condition: 18 of the pictures are Near Mint, one has a creased corner. The box is creased and damages with one flap missing on the left side. One photo is missing from the package.  
$ 2
 Deck of Playing Cards made "by the makers of Congress playing cards" in the Original Box. The deck contains 54 cards, a full deck, a joker and a Contract Bridge Card. Each card features the Trylon and Perisphere with fireworks in blue, orange and white on the back. The Ace of Spades and the Joker have the Trylon and Perisphere pictured on their face. The box is marked "New York World's Fair" and also pictures the back of the playing cards. Size: 3 3/4" by 2 1/2" by 7/8" thick. Condition: Good. The card edges have gotten wet and the orange from the back has run into the face of most of the cards. On the box, most of the aprons are separated at the corners and some bad repairs (on the inside) were done to the bottom half.  
$ 3
 Large Round Brass Hot Plate with pressed design of the Trylon and Perisphere with "New York World's Fair 1939" written above it. The back is purple felt. Size: 7 1/2" diameter. Condition: Extremely Fine with a few light dents, a couple of spots (will probably polish right out) and some overall light age toning.  
$ 12
 Foil hot plate picturing the Trylon & Perisphere with "New York World's Fair" written in a ribbon above and "The World of Tomorrow" written below. The foil plate is 8 sided. Size: 5" wide by 5" high. Condition: Very Fine, some damage to the foil on the edge at 1 o'clock.  
$ 3 *
 Mechanical Pencil "New York World's Fair" picturing the Trylon and Perisphere and six other buildings from the fair. At the top is a brown cap that covers an eraser. In small print under the T&P is "Columbia Pencil Co. N. Y." Size: 5 7/8" long by 3/8" diameter. Condition: Extremely Fine. The buildings are bright and clear. The brass metal parts have some wear.  
$ 12
 Giant fountain pen with a picture of the Trylon and Perisphere and another building with "New York World's Fair" written below. Pen is blue with a gold toned metal tip. Marked on the point that it was made by "Eagle Pencil Co. New York". Size: 11 1/8" long by 5/8" diameter. Condition: Very Fine, there are 2 scratches in the sky above the T&P. The rest is Extremely Fine.  
$ 15
 This is your Lucky Day. We are offering 11 Metal Keys from the "World's Fair Golden Key Contest" along with an envelope and a 'Directions' card. On the top of each key are the words, "World's Fair in New York 1940". Key is made by "Corbin". Size: Keys are: 1 3/4" long by 7/8" wide. Envelope is 2 7/8" wide by 2 1/2' high. The directions card is 3 15/16" wide by 2 1/4" high. Condition: The keys are mostly clean and Excellent. The envelope is ripped and incomplete so it is Good. The Directions card is Fine, it is folded (probably folded originally to fit in the envelope) and has browning, especially at the bottom.  
$ 12
 Elongated cent, in the center is the image of the Trylon and Perisphere with "New York World's Fair" and "The World of Tomorrow" written around the edge. In the sky is "1939". On the back a 1917 Lincoln cent obverse is visible. Size: 3/4" wide by 1 1/2" high. Condition: Very Fine with heavy toning and darkening around all the raised parts.  
$ 3
 Bracelet with Elongated Cent in the center. The elongate pictured the Trylon and Perisphere with "1939" in the sky, "New York World's Fair" around the top edge and "World of Tomorrow" around the bottom. The back of the elongate is blank. The bracelet is made of brass links that have a striped design. The clasp is a clip. Size: Overall length is 6 3/4" long. The coin is 1 7/16" high by 11/16" wide. Condition: Extremely Fine with one spot next to the date.  
$ 8
 Brass Medal with "Contemporary Arts Building" pictured on the obverse and the Trylon and Perisphere with "New York World's Fair" around the edge pictured on the reverse. Size: 3/4" diameter. Condition: Very Fine, a little wear on the obverse and light surface scratches. The reverse is much darker with age toning.  
$ 3 *
 Brass Medal Spinner. Obverse: Trylon and Perisphere with clouds and stars in the background and around rim "New York World's Fair." On the reverse side is pictured the "Medicine and Public Health Building". Size: 1" diameter. Condition: Extremely Fine. Some light surface scratches and the center of the reverse is a bit dark (probably will clean if polished).  
$ 3 *
 "Specimen" Ticket Booklet includes "General Admission" and "Midget Town or Winter Wonderland", "Good only June 23 Sons of Norway in cooperation with Nordisk Tidende". The booklet includes 10 coupons worth 5 cents each toward the admission to other attractions. The coupons have the same number as the tickets on the cover, "L 202934". There is also a back cover to the booklet. A hole has been punched through each of the tickets. The cover ticket is over-stamped "Specimen". Size: 6" wide by 2 1/4" high. Condition: Very Fine, only because there is paper loss and black paper residue on the back cover where this must have been removed from an album.  
$ 16
 Ticket, "Identification Check" to ride the "Exposition Greyhound" "Bus Sightseeing Trip through the grounds of New York World's Fair 1939", price 50 cents. The ticket number is "395408". The ticket is beige with black writing. Size: 2 1/4" wide by 1 1/8" high. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 7
 Silver Plated Demitasse Spoon with the Trylon and Perisphere with flag poles and flags pictured just below 3 stars at the top of the handle. Below that is "1939" with 2 stars running vertically down the handle. In the bowl is "New York World's Fair" surrounded by 13 stars. Size: 4 1/2" long by 15/16" wide. Condition: Extremely Fine, a little tarnish, will clean up with silver polish.  
$ 5
 Paperback book entitled, "Masterpieces of Art", "Official Illustrated Catalog" from the "New York World's Fair 1940". This book is a "Catalogue of European & American Painting 1500-1900" and includes a textual history of the art at the fair, supplemented by numerous black and white photographs. Size: 7" wide by 9" high. Condition: Very Fine, some wear to the covers and spine.  
$ 5 *
 Hard Bound Book "The World's Fair Anthology of Verse". Published by "The Exposition Press" this 605 page book of poems has an eleven page index in the back. The book was published in 1940. The only actual fair reference is a poem on page 282 "World's Fair 1940" that has the first line "Trylon and Perisphere, still erect, Invite the world to New York exposition, ...". Size: 5 5/8" wide by 8 1/2" high by 2 1/8" thick. Condition: Very Fine, some wear on the spine and cover and a light water stain inside the cover and a black spot on the edge of the first few pages.  
$ 4 *
 "Pageant of the States" hard cover Book with the Trylon and Perisphere, all outlined in gold on the blue cover. Inside are 106 pages of information on every state and a drawing of each state with little picture of the state's products. Size: 12 1/8 inches wide by 9 1/8 inches high. Condition: Good, there are stains on the cover and half the spine is missing.  
$ 1 *
 "The New York 1939 Official World's Fair Pictorial Map" created by the artist Tony Sarg. Full color booklet with several cartoon-like maps of the fair. First 2 pages fold out into a larger map. Front cover has a full color illustration of the Trylon and Perisphere on a black background. 8 pages. Size: Closed: 11 1/4" square. Condition: Fine, Tear along spine at top and bottom and some of the pages are detached from the staple. Vertical crease through the middle of all pages. Slight overall wear.  
$ 8
 14 sets of Meeting notes from the "Thomas A. Edison Industries", each marked "Meeting Held by the Committee", most likely the board of directors. The meeting notes are from meetings held between December 14, 1936 and April 16, 1940. The first part of each set of notes is the reading of the minutes from the previous meeting. In these minutes are a mention of the New York World's Fair. None of the actual meeting notes discuss the fair, only the reference to the previous meeting mentions the fair. Each set of notes is signed by the most if not all the members including Charles Edison. Each has 2 hole punches at the top and 2 holes on the left side along with a staple in the upper left corner. Size: 8 1/2" wide by 11" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, some creases in the paper and light overall age toning of the paper.  
$ 15
 "Free at the Fair!" 2 sided flyer. "To Our Visitors: Your admission to the grounds of the New York World's Fair entitles you to enter 105 exhibit buildings and more than 1500 exhibits without any additional charge". It then goes on to list all the "Free Entertainment and Spectacles Daily", "Other Free Attractions" and "Free Movies!". Size: 6 7/8" wide by 17" long. Condition: Near Mint.  
$ 4
 Magazine, "The Metropolitan Host" dated "July 15, 1939". It is the "New York Guide to Theatre, Art" etc with "Welcome Visitors to the New York World's Fair of 1939" at the bottom of the cover. Inside are 25 pages including 1 page titled "This Week at the Fair July 16th - July 22nd". There is also a color foldout map of the fairgrounds with index. The magazine is peppered with ads for the fair, many picturing buildings and the Trylon and Perisphere. Size: 7 1/4" wide by 9 3/4" high. Condition: Very Fine, wear to the spine.  
$ 5
 Section VII of the "New York Herald Tribune" from "Sunday May 12, 1940". The front page is printed in full color. The section is 8 pages with articles "The Fair is Fun", restaurants, "...For Children of All Ages" and more. Size: 15 3/4" wide by 21 1/4" high. Condition: Very Good, many separations on the folds and edge tears. The pages are clear and the color photos are not usually seen in newspapers from that era.  
$ 1 *
 Booklet from "Longines - Wittnauer Watch Company". Inside are 15 pages that tell all about what you see in the pavilion including the "Time and Space Dramatized at the World's Fair, a cosmic spectacle of incredible scope and awe-inspiring wonders", "Near the South Pole of the Moon", "Trip to the Moon", and more. Size: 8 1/2" wide by 11 1/2" high. Condition: Fine. There is a 2 1/2" separation on the spine, cover wear including a small piece missing on the right side.  
$ 9
 Booklet, "Railroads at Work Souvenir Program", "A Spectacular Demonstration of Railroad Operation in Miniature" located in the Railroad Building, N. Y. World's Fair 1939, Price 5c". This 12 page booklet pictures a color drawing of the layout in the center and a black and white drawing of the layout with each building marked. Size: 10 3/16" wide by 6 3/8" high. Condition: Fine, small paper loss near upper right corner of cover, and a tiny black spot near the bottom. Wear on edge of spine.  
$ 6
 Folder for "Railroads at the New York World's Fair 1940". The folder opens to 6 panels. When fully open it shows many pictures of trains throughout history with captions and a picture of the Railroads on Parade building. 3 panels on the back are a map of the fairgrounds with the outline of every building with the name of the building written on the building. Of course the Railroad's building, located in the transportation area, is highlighted with big writing. Size: Closed: 3 3/4" wide by 8 3/4" high. Open: 17 1/2" high by 11 1/2" wide. Condition: Excellent with a little aging of the paper.  
$ 5 *
 Folder, "The Coronation Scot", "Great Britain's Luxury Train on Exhibition at the New York World's Fair". Opens up to one large page showing pictures of the train, sights in England, a map of Great Britain along with plenty of text telling about how wonderful an experience riding this train is. Size: Closed: 5 1/2" wide by 8 3/4" high. Open: 21 1/2" wide by 17 1/2" high. Condition: Very Fine, one 2" long separation on a fold.  
$ 3
 Booklet "Forward March of America", "Exhibit of the Electric Utilities at the World's Fair". The 20 page black and white booklet shows the history of electricity from 1892 and all the ways electricity affects our lives from Aviation to Television. The cover pictures the pavilion with a little part of the Trylon and Perisphere showing on the right behind the building. There is also a picture of the pavilion on the inside back cover. Size: 10 1/2 by 7 5/8" high. Condition: Fine, the cover is separated half way up from the bottom and the top corner of the 2nd page is torn 3/4" at the top where it was originally not cut from the 3rd page and someone ripped it a little uneven.  
$ 1
 GM "Futurama" booklet that includes pictures of the Futurama's dioramas along with the text of the audio that you hear on the ride. The dioramas were designed to show what the future will be like in 1960. This 24 page General Motors booklet is printed in black and white. Size: 8 3/16" wide by 7" high. Condition: Very Good, several small tears at the top of the cover. The booklet is creased down the middle and shows some wear.  
$ 4 *
 Fold-out brochure "Things to See at Highways and Horizons". It includes a brief description of the General Motors exhibit. In the center is a map of the 1940 Fair grounds. Size: Closed: 5" wide by 7 13/16" high. Open: 10" wide by 14 1/4" high. Condition: Very Good, vertical fold down the center, other creases, edge wear and one 1/4" tear on the bottom edge.  
$ 2 *
 "A Nation Tests Its Hearing" Booklet from the "Bell System Exhibit, World's Fair of 1940 in New York". This 8 page booklet explains the hearing test that is performed in this exhibit. Fair goers were given a test form that they filled in as they took the hearing test wearing headphones, so they could find out how well they hear. We have offered the hearing test forms in previous auctions. Size: 6" wide by 9" high. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 5 *
 Brochure "The General Electric Building", "New York World's Fair 1940". This brochure shows the pavilion on the cover. Inside pictures "Man-made Lightning", "Television" "House of Magic", "Magic Kitchen", "X-Ray", "General Electric Products for the Home", the "Rockwell Kent Mural", a floor map and more. Size: Closed: 4 1/8" wide by 8 1/8" high. Open: 17" high by 16 1/2" wide. Condition: Very Fine, a little wear on the spine and slightly soiled.  
$ 3 *
 Booklet "The Story Behind The World's Largest store Counter, with Mammoth Display of Wrigley's Gum", "Souvenir - New York World's Fair 1939". Advertising for Wrigley's Gum along with an explanation of the counter concept for exhibit at the Fair. 10 pages. Size: 7" x 5" Condition: Extremely Fine, with wear to the spine, light scratches on the cover and slight soiling.  
$ 12
 "Booklet, "The Ford Exposition", "New York World's Fair" picturing a Ford driving up the outside auto ramp of their pavilion with the Trylon and Perisphere in the background. The booklet is 16 pages of full color pictures and information about everything that is shown in the pavilion, along with several drawings of the pavilion building itself. The brochure was made folded, so that a page is really the double width of the cover. Size: Cover is: 4" wide by 7 15/16" high. Condition: Excellent with the slightest of edge wear.  
$ 8
 Folder "The New World Ensemble", "Ford Exposition", "New York World's Fair". Inside is "The Story of the New World Ensemble" and a write up on "Ferde Grofe" the conductor. The back cover has advertisements for 2 Hammond organs. Size: Closed: 6 7/8" wide by 9" high. Opens to 13 3/4" wide. Condition: Fine, crease with small tear on the right side through both pages, a crease in the bottom right corner and a horizontal fold in the center.  
$ 3 *
 Large folder from Ford picturing the Ford Pavilion on the front with a write up of "Young Henry Ford Went to the Fair" that describes the positive impact the Columbian Exposition had on him and how it inspired him. Inside opens to show a wonderful map with three dimensional drawings of each building along with the building names, it is titled "The New Yorker's Map of the World of Tomorrow together with an Index to its Principle Features". On the back are drawings of 5 of Ford's current car models and "How Ford Serves the World of Today". Size: Closed: 8 3/4" wide by 11 3/4" high. Opens to 17 1/2" wide. Condition: Very Good, folded into quarters, creased corners, a few edge tears and a little darkening of the paper with a couple of small spots.  
$ 3
 Card for the "Turkey" Pavilions showing a map on the front that directs visitors from one building to the other with a drawing of the fašade of each building superimposed on the map. The back of the card talks about the pavilion, with prices for cigarettes, lunch and dinner. Size: 3 1/2" wide by 5 1/2" high. Condition: Fine with creases in the corners (top right is a crack in the image) and some light spotting.  
$ 3 *
 Postcard Folder with multicolor aerial view on the back and 18 color pictures of buildings on a 9 part foldout inside. The cover shows the famous blue Poster and has a place to write the address. "Made Exclusively for the Exposition Souvenir Corp., L.I.C." and is numbered "F-1". This is unused. Size: 6 1/8" wide by 4 1/4" high. Condition: Fine, there is a tear from the edge to where the flap slips in and a couple of smaller edge tears. The inside pictures are nice and clean.  
$ 3
 Unused Postcard folder "New York World's Fair" with a vignette of "Inside the Perisphere" and a small "© N.Y.W.F." on the cover. The back pictures the Trylon and Perisphere, the Glass Building and a laser light. Inside it opens to show 18 color pictures of the fair buildings. The number on the inside is "F-4". Size: 6 1/8" wide by 4 1/4" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, Very minor creases in the cover.  
$ 8
 Used Postcard with color image of "109 - General View. Main Exhibit Area." with a drawing of an aerial view of the fairgrounds. Around the edge is a blue border featuring the Trylon and Perisphere with "New York World's Fair 1939" at the top. The back is marked "Officially Licensed" and the card was made by "Miller Art Co. Inc, Brooklyn N.Y.". Postmark is NOT World's Fair. Size: 5 7/16" wide by 3 7/16" high. Condition: Very Fine with damage to the corners.  
$ 6
 Unused Postcard with color image of night scene of "Communications Building", marked "New York World's Fair 1939" lower left corner and "WF34" upper right corner. On the back it is marked "Officially Licensed", made by "Tichnor Bros. Inc." Size: 5 7/16" wide by 3 1/2" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, a few brown spots on the back, one is 1/4" by less than an 1/8", the rest are small.  
$ 1
 Unused Postcard with color image of "The Administration Building of the Fair", marked "New York World's Fair 1939" lower left corner and "WF11" upper right corner. On the back it is marked "Officially Licensed", made by "Tichnor Bros. Inc." Size: 5 7/16" wide by 3 3/8" high. Condition: Fine, a few small light spots on the front and 1 spot less than 1/4" diameter on the back.  
$ 1
 Unused Multicolor Postcard of "F143:-The British Pavilion. New York World's Fair", with the number "46967" in the lower right corner. The back is marked "Officially Licensed" and the card was made by "Manhattan Post Card Publishing Co., Inc" . Size: 5 7/16" wide by 3 1/2" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, a little corner damage and a little edge wear.  
$ 1
 Unused Multicolor Postcard of the "Bridge of Tomorrow" and on the bottom "New York World's Fair" and "A-11". 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 Fine, there is a strip of yellow tape discoloration at the top of the back of the card. Slight damage to bottom right corner.  
$ 5
 Unused Color Postcard advertising "The 14 Ton Giant Underwood Master, operating daily, at the New York World's Fair 1939" picturing a giant typewriter with the Trylon and Perisphere and other buildings. On the back it is marked "Colourpicture Publication Cambridge Mass. U.S.A." Size: 5 1/2" wide by 3 1/2" high. Condition: Fine, a little damage to the upper left corner.  
$ 1
 Unused Multicolor Postcard of the "Gas Exhibits Building" and on the bottom "New York World's Fair" and "A-19". The building is pictured at dusk. 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, a little corner damage to all 4 corners.  
$ 1 *
 Unused Black and White Postcard of the Sunshine Biscuits exhibit picturing the workers making giant biscuits with giant boxes behind them. At the bottom of the picture is a preprinted message: "Dear: We just saw these little Sunshine Bakers at the Loose Wiles Biscuit Co. Exhibit at the New York World's Fair ! They're the cutest little midgets you ever saw and they put on a grand show ! Sincerely,". The sender is supposed to put the recipient's name after the 'Dear:' and sign at the bottom. The back is marked "Sunshine Baker's Exhibit New York World's Fair". Size:3 1/2" wide by 5 3/8" high. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 10
 Unused Black and White Postcard of the (marked on back) "New Jersey Building New York World's Fair" picturing the building reflected in a pool of water with flags in the front. The card as "Published by the Albertype Co.", "The Finest American Made Fotonamel Cards". Size: 5 7/16" wide by 3 9/16" high. Condition: Very Fine, a little damage to the top right corner and lower left corner.  
$ 1
 Unused Black and White Postcard of the (marked on back) "Murals at the World's Fair of 1940, New York" picturing "Ariel by Griffith Bailey Coale Crosley Building". "Printed by the Meriden Gravure Company, Meriden, Conn." Size: 3 1/2" wide by 5 1/2" high. Condition: Good, there is a red stain all along the left side of the card and a few brown stains at the top.  
$ 1
 Unused Black and White Photo Postcard of the "5F-118 Statue of George Washington - N.Y.W.F." with the Borden building in the background and flags to the left. Photo by "Underwood & Underwood". Size: 3 1/2" wide by 5 7/16" high. Condition: Very Fine, only because there are some spots on the back. The front is undamaged.  
$ 5
 Unused Black and White Photo Postcard of the Ford Pavilion. There is no publisher's name and no pavilion name on the card. The photo is a mat finish (the other photo cards have been glossy). Size: 5 7/16" wide by 3 7/16" high. Condition: Very Fine, a little corner damage to the corners and a little curl to the card.  
$ 5
 Unused Black and White Postcard that is an "Actual Photograph" of "The Official Pavilion of Romania" showing "Rock Salt ceiling, alabaster columns and copper frieze". The card was made "by Foto Seal Co., New York, N. Y." Size: 5 7/16" wide by 3 1/2" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, very slight damage to 2 corners.  
$ 1
 Unused Black and White Postcard that is an "Actual Photograph" of "The New England Section of the Court of States", "New York World's Fair" with "275" in the lower right corner. The back is marked "A. Mainzer, 230 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y." along with the T&P license and copyright in the corner. Size: 5 7/16" wide by 3 1/2" high. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 6
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