World's Fair Auction

Closing February 6th, 2024

Auction # 44 Closing Tuesday - February 6th, 2024 at 10:00 PM EST
Catalog Lot 71

Auction Local Time: Apr 19, 2024 05:17:06 EDT

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1904 St. Louis World's Fair
Badge, printed in gold on a Blue ribbon "Celebrating Louisiana Purchase Centennial" just above a seal at the bottom with "World's Fair", "1904 St. Louis" along with 2 intersecting hemispheres in it. At the top is a multicolor Celluloid Button with 5 point Star of Progress. The points of the star are gold and each contains a picture "Jefferson", "Napoleon", "USA" flag, "Spain" flag & "France" flag. The center has a map of North America with the Louisiana Purchase area highlighted. Around the center is written "1803. St. Louis World's Fair 1903. The Star of Progress is in the West." The back of the button has a paper insert that reads "A. Hannerty idea, Registered by Murillo Studio St. Louis, 1901." and on the back of the ribbon is a sticker for "Whitehead & Hoag" the ribbon and button maker. Size: 2 3/8" wide by 7 7/8" long. Condition: Very Fine. There is a tear to the left of the gold seal that has wear all the way across and a little of the ribbon is missing at the bottom left corner.

Winning Bid: $ 45

Estimate: $ 25 - $ 40

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