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Bill Cotter

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About Bill Cotter

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  1. TWA Rocket to the Moon

    Yup, rode it a few times!
  2. A very rare souvenir!

    Yup, not gonna even try!
  3. A very rare souvenir!

    Want a REALLY special souvenir? Well, I'm not 100% sure this came from the 1964 NY Fair, but that was by far the biggest use of them. In any event it's a truly rare item indeed. https://news.justcollecting.com/worlds-first-picturephone-bonhams-auction/ In case you want to bid: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25259/lot/2056/ And if you want the later set - a pair so you can call someone - https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25259/lot/2057/...
  4. Want Your Own Unisphere?: Well Here You Go

    The guy had enjoyed the Fair as a kid (sound familiar?) and decided to hold a birthday party. No clue as to post-event negotiations.
  5. An early 10-button pay phone

    One showed up on eBay. The would-be buyer had been blocked from bidding due to a prior dispute with the seller, so I bought it and reshipped it to Canada. I would keep looking there, plus search Craiglist for Montreal if it exists.
  6. Want Your Own Unisphere?: Well Here You Go

    Yes, Michael (last name escapes me this moment) had it made for that event. That's him in the hat with his hand on it in one shot.
  7. Want Your Own Unisphere?: Well Here You Go

    It was shown at the Big E fair in Springfield, MA as part of a 50th anniversary salute to the Fair. They flew me in to talk about the Fair. The guy had a stunning collection.
  8. TWA Rocket to the Moon

    Two different exhibits. The one I posted was a simulated blockhouse at Freedomland, not the Braniff UFO.
  9. Sitting Behind the Wheel

    Too true, Jim.
  10. An early 10-button pay phone

    I helped someone get one last year and I think it was around $300
  11. An early 10-button pay phone

    Good luck with that!!
  12. Now where did we park?

    I believe a sign did show up about a year ago. I don't recall how much it sold for.
  13. Now where did we park?

    Yeah, I decided to leave it alone as it's kind of different.
  14. Anyone need a stroller?

    I believe the handles stayed on, and you had to leave them outside the pavilions. I think I have a picture showing a bunch of them outside the Brewer's Pavilion.
  15. Sitting Behind the Wheel

    I would leave the last 3 off the list as they weren't guest experiences. If you included everything with a wheel there would also be the police cars, fire trucks, scooters, pavilion cars, and even garbage trucks!
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