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Click here to see "So-Called Dollars Volume I: United States Expositions"
Click here to see "What Remains"
Click here to see "New York World's Fair Photo Collection"
Click here to See Bill Cotter's World's Fair Books

So-Called Dollars Volume I: United States Expositions.
by Jeff Shevlin & William D. Hyder

A new standard reference book for So-Called Dollars, historical U.S. medals. The book catalogs So-Called Dollars from 67 different expositions held in the U.S., from the 1853 New York Crystal Palace through the 1964 New York World's Fair. It includes detailed information never published before.
Hardbound, 8 x 11, 270 pages, full color editions are $59.95.
Ordering Information and a special signed edition are available on his web site:

What Remains: The People and Places of California's Expositions
by: Virginia Howard Mullan

The 343 Pages of What Remains: feels like a delightful romp through your favorite aunt's closet of boxes full of collected photographs, souvenirs, and assorted memorabilia from a life-long fondness of all things World Fairs and expositions. You learn the amazing details of last century's world in all its glory and quirkiness as well as scientific advances, daredevil antics and social oversights: presidents, mayors, celebrities, and interviews with plain-old people.
The book can be purchased from: or call (707) 444-9593.
Booklegger in Eureka, CA (707) 445-1344
Chapman's Books in Ferndale, CA (707) 607-3051
or directly from the author for $ 42.71
Virginia Howard Mullan
What Remains
177 Wilder Road
Carlotta, CA 95528

New York World's Fair Photo Collection

This 152 page soft cover book features black and white photos of buildings, statues and exhibits at the fair. The book is organized by zones on the fairgrounds and includes a map of each zone at the beginning of each section. There is a 3 page index in the back.

Author Paul M. Van Dort is one of the top 1939 New York World's Fair historians. He has been maintaining a web site that tells all about the 1939 New York World's Fair. His web site is

You can order the book from the page below:

Bill Cotter's World's Fair Books
Bill Cotter is one of the renowned experts on World's Fairs today. He has been collecting information and pictures of fairs for decades. He has authored several books on World's Fairs. You can obtain copies of these from his web site:
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