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Rick_Rann

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    Oak Park, IL
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    1933-34 Chicago Century of Progress
  1. The World's Fair Memorabilia Show is on March 26th in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. (Near Chicago) The main focus of the show is the 1933/34 Chicago Century of Progress. There will be a display of 1933 memorabilia and home movies/newsreels shown on video. There will be 20 tables of items for sale - probably the most 1933 World's Fair items in one place since the World's Fair was held. Items for sale will include postcards, pamphlets, magazines, photographs, books, souvenirs, poster stamps, stereo views, pins, pennants, sheet music, employee items, tickets, plates, china, pre-fair bulletins and much more. Check out the Commercial Events Forum for information on the event.
  2. The 1933/34 World's Fair returns to Chicagoland on March 26. The hours are 10am to 4pm and it is being held at the Elk Grove Holiday Inn, 1000 Busse Road (Rt. 83 and Landmeier Rd.) in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Admission is $6, $5 for seniors over 64. Early 9am Preview admission is $20. Collectors and dealers will meet to buy, sell and trade items related to World's Fairs from 1876 to the present. The main focus will be on the 1933/34 Chicago World's Fair. There will also be items from the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition and other Chicago related ephemera. There will be some items from other World's Fairs. There will be over 20 tables of World's Fair items for sale! There will be continuous showings of home movies and newsreels on video from the 1933/34 Chicago World’s Fair. There will be a special display of 1933 World's Fair memorabilia. World's Fair collectors and fans of the fair are invited to come and relive one of the brightest moments in Chicago's history. (Two of the stars on Chicago's flag commemorate the 1893 and 1933/34 Fairs!) For info contact: Rick Rann, PO Box 877, Oak Park, IL 60303 708-442-7907 or Bob Conidi at (630) 467-0100. Or check our website for updates: www.worldsfairshow.com
  3. These originally came in sheets of 24 different stamps showing prominent Chicago buildings (and Buckingham Fountain). They were meant to put on envelopes, letters, etc. to promote Chicago and the 1933 World's Fair. These sell for around $2 to $3 per stamp. I think in postage stamp circles these type of non-postage stamps are referred to as Cinderellas or poster stamps. There were many poster stamps issued by various companies to promote their products, Chicago and the World's Fair in 1933 and 1934. I probably have over 200 different related to the 1933-34 World's Fair.
  4. At least four of the Greyhound 1933 World's Fair buses ended up at the House of David community in Benton Harbor, Michigan. There is a House of David steamship postcard that shows four of the buses lined up picking up passengers. They still say "World's Fair" on them and look like they have a similar paint scheme. Check out ebay completed auctions for House of David steamship to see the images.
  5. The World's Fair Memorabilia Show is on April 17th in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. (Near Chicago) The main focus of the show is the 1933/34 Chicago Century of Progress. There will be a display of 1933 memorabilia and home movies/newsreels shown on video. There will be 20 tables of items for sale - probably the most 1933 World's Fair items in one place since the World's Fair was held. Items for sale will include postcards, pamphlets, magazines, photographs, books, souvenirs, poster stamps, stereo views, pins, pennants, sheet music, employee items, tickets, plates, china, pre-fair bulletins and much more. Check out the Commercial Events Forum for information on the event.
  6. Though the main focus of the World's Fair Memorabilia Show on April 17th in Elk Grove Village, Illinois is on the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, there will be some dealers with 1893 Columbian Exposition memorabilia. Check out the Commercial Events Forum for information on the event.
  7. The 1933/34 World's Fair returns to Chicagoland on April 17. The hours are 10am to 4pm and it is being held at the Elk Grove Holiday Inn, 1000 Busse Road (Rt. 83 and Landmeier Rd.) in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Admission is $6, $5 for seniors over 64. Early 9am Preview admission is $20. Collectors and dealers will meet to buy, sell and trade items related to World's Fairs from 1876 to the present. The main focus will be on the 1933/34 Chicago World's Fair. There will also be items from the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition and other Chicago related ephemera. There will be some items from other World's Fairs. There will be over 20 tables of World's Fair items for sale! There will be continuous showings of home movies and newsreels on video from the 1933/34 Chicago World’s Fair. There will be a special display of 1933 World's Fair memorabilia including an exhibit on the Enchanted Island. The "Enchanted Island" was five acres on Northerly Island that were set aside for children at the World's Fair. World's Fair collectors and fans of the fair are invited to come and relive one of the brightest moments in Chicago's history. (Two of the stars on Chicago's flag commemorate the 1893 and 1933/34 Fairs!) For info contact: Rick Rann, PO Box 877, Oak Park, IL 60303 708-442-7907 or Bob Conidi at (630) 467-0100. Or check our website for updates: www.worldsfairshow.com
  8. If you are in the Chicago area, the 22nd annual World's Fair Memorabilia Show is Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 10am to 4pm at the Elk Grove Holiday Inn, 1000 Busse Road, Elk Grove Village, Illinois. (Near O'Hare Airport in Chicago) The show is primarily 1933/34 Chicago Century of Progress items. But, they'll be at least 5 dealers with some 1893 Columbian Exposition items and other items from Chicago's past. There will be a few items from other World's Fairs. There will be about 20 tables of items for sale, a display of 1933 World's Fair items and newsreels and home movies from the 1933 World's Fair shown on video. The website is http://www.worldsfairshow.com .
  9. Here's a couple of tickets for the Tower Dip, shown in the photo, and the Conical Slide, which is what I think may have been the ticket for the Thrill of a Century. (The tickets are from 1934, the second year of the fair) I haven't seen a "Giant Slide" or "Thrill of a Century" one in this series of tickets.
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