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New York Crystal Palace Plate. The Crystal Palace built for the Great Exhibition in London spawned many imitators. In New York just two years after the London Exhibition a Crystal Palace was constructed in New York. Our 10.5" blue and white cake plate was manufactured by Johnson Bros. England, Patent No. 111255. The New York Crystal Palace - International Industrial Exhibition plate was part of the Historic America series. It is in remarkable fine condition with no cracks or chips. There is a black marker line on the back. This 150 year old plate is a rare and wonderful exposition souvenir. (Stock number 003wf53-0326b) $200.00

Reports of the United States Commissioners to the Paris Exposition, 1867 - Vol. I. Edited by William Blake. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1870. Contents: Introduction, General Survey of the Exposition, Report on the Fine Arts, The Fine Arts Applied to the Useful Arts, Extract on Weights, Measures, and Coins, Bibliography. Very good condition. (Stock number 003wf0826d) $65.00

Reports of the United States Commissioners to the Paris Exposition, 1867 - Vol. VI. Report upon Wool and Manufactures of Wool, Report upon Cotton, Report on Clothing and Woven Fabrics, Survey of Education. Full of historical information. Ex Library. Very good condition. (Stock number 003wf0718s) $65.00

Rapports du Jury International Exposition Universelle de 1867, Paris. Introduction by M. Michel Chevalier. 1868. (In French) Cover rubbed. Very good condition. (Stock number 003wf0826f) $75.00

Pan American Exposition Shot Glass, 1901. "When You Drink Of Me Think". 2 1/2" high 2 1/4" diameter at top. No chips or cracks - excellent.(Stock number 003wf331za) $115.00

Pan American Exposition, Buffalo 1901 Pillow Cover. We have never encountered a Pan-Am textile souvenir as marvelous as this one. There is a buffalo head in each corner, the logo of the fair in the center, and it reads "Pan-American Exposition 1901 Buffalo U.S.A." It measures approximately 21" square. There is an opening for the pillow filling with button closures. It is slightly faded but still in remarkably good condition for its age. (Stock number 003wf01-0715a) $250.00

The Wm. Hengerer Co. Sketchbook of the Pan American Exposition, Buffalo, NY 1901. Published by "Buffalo's Great Department Store." 24 page booklet has sketches and descriptions of key areas of the fair. Cover soiled with several creases. (Stock number 003wf01115c) $50.00

The Wm. Hengerer Co. Sketchbook of the Pan American Exposition, Buffalo, NY 1901. Published by "Buffalo's Great Department Store." 24 page booklet has sketches and descriptions of key areas of the fair. Condition is rough, the cover has been taped on, corners dog-eared, but it is complete and a scarce example. (Stock number 003wfe316b) $35.00

Official Views of the Pan-American Exposition. C.D. Arnold Buffalo, NY 1901. Approx. 6 1/2" x 5" booklet with over 50 full page views of the exposition. (Stock number 003wf0510a) $50.00

Around The "Pan" with Uncle Hank - His Trip Through the Pan-American Exposition by Thomas Fleming. Published by The Nutshell Pub. Co., New York, 1901, 262 pages. Photographs and line drawings and a portrait of William McKinley (detached) drawn with a pen in one continuous line. Cover and spine stained, rubbed. Spine loose. (Stock number 003wf01-0715c) $75.00

Pan-American Exposition, 1901 Cover. Wonderful color image of the Ethnology Building and a vignette of Native American artifacts with the logo of the fair superimposed on them. (Stock number 003wf01-0715d) $100.00

Pan-American Exposition, 1901 Cover. Wonderful color image of the Ethnology Building and a vignette of Native American artifacts with the logo of the fair superimposed on them. Unused. (Stock number 003wf01-0331a) $50.00

Pan-American Exposition, 1901 Cover. Wonderful color image of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building and a vignette of crafts artifacts with the logo of the fair superimposed on them. Unused. (Stock number 003wf01-0331b) $50.00

Pan-American Exposition, 1901 Cover. Wonderful color image of the U. S. Government Building and a vignette of a cannon, an anchor and a sword. Unused. (Stock number 003wf01-0331c) $50.00

The Pan American and its Midway. Published by J. Murray Jordon, Phila., 1901. Approx. 8" x 10". 60 pages of photos with captions. No text. Center pages are detached. (Stock number 003wf832) $45.00

Pan-American Buffalo and Niagara Falls - A Picturesque Souvenir. By Charles Cutter. 1901. 48 pages. Black & white photographs of fair buildings,. Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Click to see interior Approx. 10.25" x 6.5" VG+ (Stock number 003wf0812a) $60.00

A Souvenir of the Great Pan-American Exposition. Buffalo, NY 1901. J Hayne Co. Approx. 9" x 7" VG+ (Stock number 003wf825n) $60.00

Pan-American Exposition souvenir pendant. An Indian chief in full headress is surrounded by the words "Pan-American Exposition - 1901." The reverse has an image of a hand, bow and arrow and three linked rings. 1" diameter. (Stock number 003wf0417pc) $35.00

Pan-American Exposition souvenir coin from the National Commission of Chile and the country's coat of arms. The back of the aluminum coin depicts a pavilion and reads "Chile at the Pan-American Exposition - Buffalo, 1901." 1.25" diameter. (Stock number 003wf0417pd) $40.00

Elongated souvenir coin from the Pan-American Exposition depicts the Electric Tower. The back is blank. .75" x 1.5" (Stock number 003wf0417pe) $40.00

Good lucky souvenir with lucky Indian head penny. The front shows the head of the 1901 penny, and reads "Good Luck Souvenir Pan-American Exposition Buffalo, N.Y." The reverse of the silver colored piece shows the tail of the coin and reads "Lucky Penny Pocket Piece." 1.5" diameter (Stock number 003wf0417pg) $40.00

Lithographed celluloid picture pin back of the Electric Tower - Pan-American Exposition, 1901. 1.25" diameter. (Stock number 003wf0417ph) $45.00

1904 St. Louis Palace of Electricity Building Souvenir Plate Blue and white plate features an image of the Palace of Electricity with the lagoon in the foreground with a decorative flower border. Marked on the back "The World's Fair of St. Louis, MO., 1904. St. Louis Glass -G.'ware Co. St. Louis. Also an impressed mark that we can not make out. 10" plate. Light overall crazing, no chips or cracks. (Stock number 003wf04-0326c) $125.00

Louisiana Purchase Exposition. 1904. Mini Microscope. 2.5" Etched "Worlds Fair St. Louis 1904. Made in France. (Stock number 003wf0417TB) $60.00

Louisiana Purchase Exposition. 1904. World's Fair Album. 35 page album distributed by Berry Brothers Architectural Finishes. Soil with some damp staining. (Stock number 003wf0713b) $50.00

Louisiana Purchase Exposition. World's Fair 1904 St. Louis. Stamped Metal Ashtray. Center photo is Festival Hall, Cascade Gardens and Grand Basin. Portraits of Pres. Roosevelt, David R. Francis, Napoleon and Thos. Jefferson. 4.75" x 3.25". Scratched. front and rear (Stock number 003wf0301a) $45.00

Connecticut at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition - St. Louis, 1904. Report of the Commissioners From Connecticut to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition held at St. Louis, 1904. Hartford, Conn.: Press of the Case Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1906, 284 pages. Illustrated. Spine and cover rubbed and stained, interior clean and tight. (Stock number 003wf04-0715a) $85.00

Pennsylvania at the World's Fair - St. Louis, 1904, Volume Two. The Story of Pennsylvania at the World's Fair prepared by James H. Lambert, A. M. Executive Officer Pennsylvania Commission. Philadelphia: Published by Pennsylvania Commission, 1905, 364 pages. Illustrated. The Catalogue and Awards section provides a bountiful resource of companies and organizations that existed in the first decade of the 20th century. Spine and cover rubbed and stained, interior clean and tight. (Stock number 003wf04-0715b) $85.00

Report of the Iowa Commission to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, 1904. Des Moines: The Register & Leader Co., 418 pages. Illustrated. Ex library. Spine stained and rubbed, corners rubbed, interior clean and tight. (Stock number 003wf04-0715c) $85.00

Samantha at St. Louis Exposition by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley). New York: G. W. Dillingham Co., 312 pages. Illustrated by Ch. Grunwald. Spine and cover stained and rubbed, corners rubbed, interior clean and tight. (Stock number 003wf04-0715d) $35.00

Harper's Weekly Edited by George Harvey June 11, 1904. Cover drawn by Gordon Grant. Article and photo of "Russia's Representative at the World's Fair." Fiction: "The Club of Queer Trades" by G. K. Chesterton. 9.5" x 13.5" (Stock number 003wf0611b) $25.00

1904 Glass Latticework and Reverse Painted Glass Souvenir Plate Glass latticework with gold painted flowers surrounds a reverse painted gold image of Festival Hall & Cascade Gardens. From the back it appears that the lattice was pink colored. Some of the paint is rubbed off and there are no remains of the pink on the front of the piece. 7" No chips or cracks. (Stock number 003wf04-0326d) $50.00

New York at Jamestown 1607-1907 This volume is the original report made by the Jamestown Exposition Commission of the State of New York and presented to the governor Charles E. Hughes. It is lavishly illustrated with photographs and drawings of prominent people, interesting artifacts, maps, buildings at the fairgrounds, especially the New York State Building, as well as historical homes, churches, forts, and other historically significant buildings in New York State. Click to see interior page 569 pages. Title is embossed in gold and there is also an embossed seal of the State of New York. Cover slightly soiled, edges and corners rubbed. Interior clean and tight. 8" wide x 11" high. (Stock number 003wf0130a) $135.00

Jamestown Exposition, VA. 1907 Souvenir Plate Desirable blue and white depicts the Bird's Eye View of the Jamestown Exposition in the center of the plate surrounded by images of the Old Church at Jamestown, 1639, Moat & Ramparts of Fortress Monroe, VA, U. S. Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA., Old St. Paul's Church Norfolk, VA., 1776, Cape Henry Light House, VA., Old and New. 10" diameter. Manufactured by The Royal Staffordshire Pottery in Burselm, England. Imported by Nusbaum Book & Art Co., 100 & 102 Granby St., Norfolk, VA. No chips or cracks. (Stock number 003wf07-0326b) $200.00

Jamestown Exposition, VA. 1907 Souvenir Plate Desirable blue and white depicts the Bird's Eye View of the Jamestown Exposition in the center of the plate surrounded by images of the Old Church at Jamestown, 1639, Moat & Ramparts of Fortress Monroe, VA, U. S. Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA., Old St. Paul's Church Norfolk, VA., 1776, Cape Henry Light House, VA., Old and New. 10" diameter. Manufactured by The Royal Staffordshire Pottery in Burselm, England. Imported by Nusbaum Book & Art Co., 100 & 102 Granby St., Norfolk, VA. No chips or cracks. (Stock number 003wf07-0326c) $200.00

Jamestown Exposition, VA. 1907 Souvenir Plate Charming sepia toned plate features the Administration Building in the middle of the plate surrounded by images of Ocean View VA., Pine Beach Hotel near Jamestown Exposition Grounds, Light House Cape Henry VA., and Princess Anne Hotel Virginia Beach, VA. 6" diameter. Manufactured by The Rowland Marsellus Co., Staffordshire England. Designed & Imported by the S. T. Hanger Drug Co., Portsmouth, VA, Copyrighted 1907. No chips or cracks. (Stock number 003wf07-0326a) $125.00

Jamestown Exposition, VA. 1907 Souvenir Plate Appealing blue and white toned plate identical to the one above. It features the Administration Building in the middle of the plate surrounded by images of Ocean View VA., Pine Beach Hotel near Jamestown Exposition Grounds, Light House Cape Henry VA., and Princess Anne Hotel Virginia Beach, VA. 6" diameter. Manufactured by The Rowland Marsellus Co., Staffordshire England. Designed & Imported by the S. T. Hanger Drug Co., Portsmouth, VA, Copyrighted 1907. No chips or cracks. (Stock number 003wf07-0326d) $125.00

The Jamestown Exposition commemorated the first permanent English settlement in America. This wonderful copper souvenir pin in high relief depicts an Indian in full headdress surrounded by flowers and four axes. The pin reads "Jamestown 1607-1907." "C" clasp. 1.75" wide x 2.25" tall. (Stock number 003wf0417na) $100.00 MISSING

Jamestown Exposition Beautifully rendered enamel pin portrays two Indians on shore greeting the incoming ship. It reads "Jamestown Exposition 1607 - 1907." "C" clasp. .36" diameter. (Stock number 003wf0417nb) $80.00

Jamestown Exposition Souvenir Watch Fob. "Meet Me On The War Path - Jamestown Exposition 1907" is inscribed on the face of this silver colored Jamestown souvenir. 1.5" wide x 1.75" long. (Stock number 003wf0417ne) $30.00

Alaska Yukon Pacific Felt Pennant. Scarce souvenir of the 1909 fair. Yellow and purple felt pennant has "AYP" in purple sewn on the yellow background and the printed logo of the fair sewn onto a purple background. 24.5" long. Extremely good condition for its age. (Stock number 003wf09ayp-0715a) $125.00

Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition Official Design Glass Lantern Slide. (Stock number 003wf0625bj) $50.00

Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition Seattle 1909. Celluloid Button. Manufactured by White Head and Hoag. Odd back Click to view back (Stock number 003wf1218m) $65.00

Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition Seattle 1909. Gold colored AYP pin attached to the remains of its cardboard packaging. Unusual item. (Stock number 003wf0417TA) $60.00

Hudson-Fulton Tercentenary Souvenir Plate. Attractive blue and white plate depicts Fulton's First Steamboat The "Clermont" in the center. It is surrounded by images of the State Capital, Albany, N.Y., Poughkeepsie Bridge, 212 Ft. High Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Washington's Headquarters, Newburgh, N.Y., Old Senate House Erected 1676 Kingston N.Y., and Grant's Tomb N.Y. City. 7.5" Marked on the back "Manfd by Frank Beardmore & Co., Fenton England for The Geo. H. Bowman Co., Cleveland & New York." No chips or cracks, light overall crazing. (Stock number 003wf09-0326b) $125.00

The Hudson-Fulton Celebration 1909, Volume I. The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission to the Legislature of the State of New York. Albany, NY: J. B. Lyon Co., State Printers, 1910, 714 pages. Color plate of the "Half Moon." Excellent condition. (Stock number 003wf09-0715b) $100.00

Cradle Days of New York (1609-1825) By Hugh Macatamney. Hudson Fulton Celebration Edition. New York: Drew and Lewis. 1909. 230 pages plus ads. Cover separating - have been taped. Based on NY Tribune articles "Little Old New York." Includes program of the Hudson Fulton Celebration. (Stock number 003wf0625bv) $60.00

Official Robert Fulton Exhibition of the Hudson-Fulton Commission. The New York Historical Society in Cooperation with The Colonial Dames of America. 27 September - 30 October 1909. Very good condition. (Stock number 003wf09-0715c) $30.00

Hudson-Fulton Pin. Outstanding lithographed pin pictures The Half-Moon. It reads "The Half Moon Hudson-Fulton Celebration 1909." Pin is 1" in diameter. Small stains on the image, pin is very nice. (Stock number 003wf0417hb) $40.00

Hudson-Fulton Token. Very well crafted bronze medal has a representation of The Half-Moon and The Clermont on the front. It reads "Hudson-Fulton Celebration 1909." The reverse reads "Awarded by New York Sunday American for Hudson-Fulton Memorial Essay." Coin is 1.25" in diameter. (Stock number 003wf0417hd) $45.00

Hudson-Fulton Token. Nicely made silver colored medal has a representation of profiles of Hudson and Fulton on the front and the Half-Moon and The Clermont on the back with the inscription "Hudson Fulton Celebration 1909, New York Sep. 25-Oct. 9. Coin is 1.5" in diameter. Slight loss of plate. (Stock number 003wf0721a) $35.00

Hudson Fulton Celebration Key Fob. This 1 1/4" disk shows Henry Hudson on one side and commemorates Robert Fulton on the reverse (003wf1116ac) $40.00

Crystal Palace Plate. "Present from the Crystal Palace." A rare exposition souvenir from the Great Exhibition held in Hyde Park London in 1851. The Crystal Palace, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, was one of the finest examples of proto-modern architecture of the 19th Century. The 8.25" sepia and white souvenir plate has an image of the Crystal Palace in the center and the rim edged in gold. On the back it is marked "Made in Austria." Some of the gold has been rubbed off, but there are no cracks or chips. (Stock number 003wf51-0326a) $200.00 SOLD

Exposition Universelle de Paris 1878. Italie Italian Pavilion Trade Card. Approx. 4.5" x 3". Glue adherence to back. Click to see back (Stock number 003wf0227b)$12.00 SOLD

Pan American Exposition, Buffalo 1901 - It's Purpose and Its Plan with illustrations. Wonderful 48 page booklet has a gold, blue and white cover in the Pre-Raphaelite style. The booklet is profusely illustrated with black and white photos, etchings and fabulous full page color illustrations. The cover and spine are rubbed and the interior pages have some water damage on the right edge. In spite of the condition it is one of the most beautifully illustrated Pan-Am publications we have seen. (Stock number 003wf0115d) $85.00 SOLD


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