World's Fair Auction

Auction # 31 Closing Tuesday - March 6th, 2018 at 10:00 PM EDT
Catalog Lot 37

Auction Local Time: July 17, 2018 11:18:49 EDT

1893 World's Columbian Exposition
Full Set of 10 Goldsmith Postal Cards in the Original Wrapper. "Official Souvenir Postal", "World's Columbian Exposition". At bottom of each card in small writing "Copyright, 1893 by Charles W. Goldsmith"..."American Lithographic Co. N.Y. Litho" The wrapper is printed in green with a picture of Washington, Columbus and an Eagle. These multicolor postcards are:
  • "Government Building", "Grover Cleveland, President, U.S.A.", an eagle and an American flag. Marked "Series No 1 Design No 1"
  • "Administration Building". Marked "Series No. 1 Design No. 2"
  • "Manufacturers and Liberal Arts" building. with a couple of workers on the left. Marked "Series No. 1 Design 3"
  • "The Agricultural Bld." and a Statue inside of a circle on the left. Marked "Series No. 1 Design No. 4."
  • "The Electrical Building" with a woman holding a light and 2 cherubs holding a wire. Marked "Series No. 1 Design No. 5".
  • "Horticultural Bldg" and a statue. Marked "Series No. 1 Design No. 6".
  • "Mines Building." With a man holding a sledge hammer on the right. Marked "Series No. 1 Design No. 7"
  • "Fisheries Building" with "Christopher Columbus" in circle on the left. Marked "Series No. 1 Design No. 8"
  • "The Woman's Building". It also pictures "Mrs. Potter Palmer." Marked "Series No. 1 Design No. 9." (significant crease near lower left corner)
  • "U.S. Naval Exhibit, Battle Ship 'Illinois'". A sailor and American Flag are pictured on the left. Marked "Series No. 1 Design No. 10".
    Size: 3 3/4" high by 6 1/8" wide.
    Condition: Each item is Very Fine to Extremely Fine with slight corner damage and 2 creases in one card.

    Winning Bid: $ 120


    Estimate: $ 75 - $ 125

    Bidding Ended


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