World's Fair Auction

Closing January 31st, 2023

Auction # 42

Auction Ended: Tuesday - January 31st, 2023 at 10:00 PM EST

Auction Local Time: Feb 8, 2023 02:37:22 EST


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Category: 1876 Centennial Exposition (1 to 5)

This World's Fair commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of the United States was held in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
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 Large Stevensgraph Ribbon with George Washington in center; Memorial Hall beneath it; steamship, train and industrial goods at bottom. At top is "Philadelphia International Exhibition" with an eagle surrounded by stars below. On each side is an American Flag. At the bottom is "Centennial", "Independence", "United-States". At the bottom in tiny letters is "J. B. Champromy" on the left and A. Larcher Ft". Size: 5 7/8" wide by 10 3/4" high. Condition: Excellent, a few small light spots at the top and bottom.  
$ 80
 Silk Ribbon with printing, not woven. At top written in a ribbon is "Centennial Memento of The United States of America" with an eagle between 2 flags standing on an American Shield. In the center is the bust of Washington surrounded by bricks listing all the states. The Liberty Bell is near the bottom with a scroll below that has the preamble of the "Declaration of Independence". The colors are black, silver, blue, red and gray. The patent date is "June 13th 1876." Size: 3 1/8" wide by 10" high. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 134
 Centennial Stevensgraph ribbon with "Memorial Hall, International Exhibition"; black on white background with fringe on top and bottom. At top is "1776" left and "1876" right. Size: 3 1/2: wide by 6" high. Condition: Extremely Fine, a small black spot (ink I think) on the right under the image.  
$ 20
 "Centennial Portfolio (First Series)" consisting of "Eight Views of Centennial Buildings" and a map of the fairgrounds in color including: "1. Art Gallery.", "2. Main Building.", "3. Horticultural Hall.", "4. Machinery Hall.", "5. Agricultural Hall.", "6. U.S. Government Building.", "7. Women's Pavilion", "8. Judges Hall." and a "Map of Fairmount Park and Vicinity." This was "published by Thos. Hunter, 716 Filbert Street, Philadelphia." The 8 individual pictures plus the map fit in the folio envelope. Size: Envelope is 8 1/8" wide by 12 1/4" high. Each picture is 11 5/16" wide by 7 1/2" high. Map opens to 14" wide by 18 3/4" high. Condition: Overall Very Fine. Most of the pictures have a few brown spots, except for the Horticultural Building that is covered in spots. The map is Excellent.  
$ 30
 "Centennial Portfolio (Second Series)" consisting of "Eight Views of Centennial Buildings" in color and a map of the fairgrounds including: "1. English Commissioners' Building.", "2. Cook's World's Fair Ticket Office.", "3. French Restaurant.", "4. Photographic Studio.", "5. Connecticut Building.", "6. New Jersey Building.", "7. Ohio Building", "8. Indiana Building." and a "Map of Fairmount Park and Vicinity." This was "published by Thos. Hunter, 716 Filbert Street, Philadelphia." The 8 individual pictures plus the map fit in the folio envelope. Several of these building are rarely seen printed. Size: Envelope is 8 1/8" wide by 12" high. Each picture is 11 5/16" wide by 7 1/2" high. Map opens to 14" wide by 18 3/4" high. Condition: Overall Very Fine. The envelope has tears and discoloration. Each picture has a few light brown spots with the Indiana Building having many spots.  
$ 46
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