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Worlds Fair Memorabilia10 of 1121933 Chicago World's Fair Pocket Watch & Fob1964-1965 New York World's Fair 5¢ Stamps
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Posted 8 months ago

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geo26e
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The pocket watch was made by Ingersoll in the late 1930s' to commemorate the 1939–40 New York World's Fair at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The NYWF of 1939–1940 was the first exposition to be based on the future, with an opening slogan of "Dawn of a New Day", and it allowed all visitors to take a look at "the world of tomorrow".

The watch dial depicts the silhouette of 'the Trylon and Perisphere' which were two modernistic structures, together known as the "Theme Center," at the center of the NYWF. The Trylon and Perisphere became the central symbol of the 1939 World's Fair.

The watch case back has a colourful sticker with images of the Trylon and Perisphere. Part of the sticker has been rubbed off over the years but fortunately, most of the important graphics can still be seen.

Hope you have enjoyed this postings!

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  1. crazycharacter crazycharacter, 8 months ago
    Very nice George! Thanks for sharing! Do you have the matching flip style clock?
  2. geo26e geo26e, 8 months ago
    Adam, I try very hard not to get into collecting clocks, despite plenty of persuasion from Kerry! lol I am currently restoring a 1933 Chicago World's Fair pocket watch and will post it when it is ready!
  3. crazycharacter crazycharacter, 8 months ago
    I hear ya George! I tried to resist them for many years. The Yellow Submarine finally hooked me in and all went down hill from there. :-)
  4. pops52 pops52, 8 months ago
    Very nice George!
  5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 months ago
    only 5 clocks George, well maybe more later, but I know you have a couple already :-))
  6. geo26e geo26e, 8 months ago
    Thanks to moonstone, agh, mikelv, nutsabotas, Adam, ttom, tempus, Lisa, Kerry & pops for stopping by and loving the posts! Much grateful for the appreciations!
  7. geo26e geo26e, 8 months ago
    Kerry, refresh my memory, at my last count, I thought I only have 1 clock! Lol
  8. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 months ago
    1934 new Haven Popeye and Betty Boop nodder
  9. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 months ago
    Zonkers!!!

    Super Find!!!
  10. geo26e geo26e, 8 months ago
    Thank you racer44, Michael, antiquerose, vetraio, Sean Ashlee and Phil for the love and appreciation! Big cheers!
  11. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 8 months ago
    Love WF items!Thanks for posting!
  12. geo26e geo26e, 8 months ago
    Thank you gargoyle, miederman, upstateny, shawnicus & tom61375 for the love and appreciation! Big cheers!
  13. geo26e geo26e, 8 months ago
    Thanks shanmu for visiting & loving this post! Big cheers!
  14. geo26e geo26e, 8 months ago
    Thank you Sean! Much appreciated!
  15. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 months ago
    Sent you a couple whatsapp messages lol
  16. geo26e geo26e, 8 months ago
    Kerry, I have send FB message to you!
  17. geo26e geo26e, 8 months ago
    Thanks AnneLanders for visiting & the appreciation! Big cheers!
  18. geo26e geo26e, 8 months ago
    Thank you ho2 and snoopy for the appreciation!
  19. geo26e geo26e, 8 months ago
    Many thanks Lady_Picker! Much appreciated!
  20. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 8 months ago
    very nice ...............
  21. geo26e geo26e, 8 months ago
    Thanks very much Roy for loving the post and your kind comments! Much appreciated!
  22. geo26e geo26e, 8 months ago
    Thanks bhg for the support, greatly appreciated!
  23. geo26e geo26e, 8 months ago
    Big cheers to Mani!
  24. geo26e geo26e, 8 months ago
    Thank you so much Ted and Aimathena for loving the posts! Big cheers!
  25. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 8 months ago
    Hi George, may i pick your brains on this one?
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/122056-help-iding-large-pot-please

    Lovely watch btw, i love its deco style.
  26. geo26e geo26e, 8 months ago
    Thank Vintagefran for the love hit & nice comment! I will take a look at your post and see if I could translate! lol
  27. geo26e geo26e, 7 months ago
    Thank you very much petey for stopping by and the appreciation!
  28. geo26e geo26e, 7 months ago
    Big cheers to you Andypandy for the support! Very much appreciated!
  29. geo26e geo26e, 7 months ago
    Big cheers moowoo12!
  30. geo26e geo26e, 7 months ago
    Thanks AmberRose, very much appreciated!
  31. geo26e geo26e, 7 months ago
    Than you charmsomeon for the appreciation!

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