My 1964-65 New York World's Fair Collection

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New York State Pavilion Paint Project

We are a grass roots effort lending support to preserving an iconic structure remaining from the 1964-65 New York Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, New York. We have spent the past few years gathering donations of materials and paint to restore some dignity to the structure in hoping it raises awareness towards its restoration and reuse.

 
 

Enjoy your visit- Please note: No items are for sale.  Prices in parenthesis are fair (no pun intended!) estimates of the item's retail market value.  This is solely intended as a reference to help you judge the value of your own collections. Actual costs out in the real world may, and most probably will differ.  Also, these are not the values that these items were acquired for. I have many more items so feel free to send an inquiry about yours.

Please note: The 50th anniversary of the opening of the World's Fair is upon us.  April 22, 1964 was the start of it all! The excitement of the anniversary has increased the demand for original items and values could actually be higher, and in some cases much higher than depicted below.

Updated 2/26/2014

Carousel Park Shops- Classic Fair Designs
Tee shirts and more!

New Additions

Original Directory Map- 38"H x 45"W. Laminated stock mounted in original frame on thick plywood. All original! ($1800).

My sister and I in front of the same type of map at the worlds fair in 1964.>>>

 

Original official 6' x 4' flag. Flew near Gate 8 by the end of the fair. ($600).
 
Original official Information Center Banner 44" x 12" ($400).
 

Original official 3' x 3' Banner ($450).

Pennsylvania Day Plaque ($150).

 

Original street sign from the fair. 
24-1/4" x 5-1/4"
"Avenue of the United Nations So."
($500).
The street where our beloved New York State Pavilion was located! >>

 

Heywood Wakefield Cutting Board ($50).

Loft's Chocolate Mold ($200).

 

Tower of Light: Glow Card ($20); 45 rpm record ($20); two pages of bluprints ($50); Original aluminum sign that hung in the pavilion ($750); Tower of Light binder with behind the scenes information, photos, documents and odds & ends, not meant for the public ($250).

 

Original framed certificate with original signatures for a corporation member
Mary G. Roebling who was a fairly significant public figure ($200).

 

Various original uniform patches ($20-40).

 

Exhibits and Amusements Road Sign. Reflective paint on plywood. Smaller signs withtheexact wording appeared on the ticket booths at all gates.  Unsure of the original location. 36" x 48" ($450).

 

No items are for sale

Host Pack ad sign from Mobil Gas Stations. Heavy cardboard stock. 22" x 44" ($200) Director's Plaque. Medallion approx 3.5" across. Hardwood. ($100)
 


Boy Scout Service Jacket from original owner! with patch ($125)

Pinkerton Police Shirt and Police Badge and tie clip. Dress shirt with Poice patch and Pinkerton Patch ($300).  World's Fair Police badge (holder not original) minor damage on enamel ($200). World's Fair Police Tie Clip ($75)

 

Lady Greyhound Jacket withpatch ($250) Ladies Admissions shirt with patch ($150)

No items are for sale

Bib ($45)

 

2012 and before

Original Bell Telephone phone booth map. Great condition. 
Rust on left side from screw that held the frame
closed on the booth! ($750). See NYWF Phone Booth Legacy

 

Original Subway Signs- Tin
Top- 8" x 30" ($450)
Bottom- 8" x 24" ($400)

 

Original Bus Stop Sign- Two Sided Thick Tin- 16"H x 12" at the top ($600)

 

Dexter Press Post Card Poster- Paper approximately 12" x 36" (excluding frame $30)

 

        

Golden Girl doll- ($125), Laminated map- same graphic as tin telephone booth sign above- approximately 19-1/2" x 22" (excluding frame $250), Plastic elephant bank-orange with blue detail- see blue one below ($50), Travel case ($45).

 

No items are for sale

 

Rocket Bank- horizontal type ($300), Metal ash tray with nice Unisphere ($50).

 

Original Shea Stadium seat frame.  The seat was refurbished with the red plastic before the 1980 NY Mets season ($750). Leaning on the seat is the Mets first free giveaway (Polo Grounds 1962- not fair related but still cool!) in its original condition, a paper Mets kite ($75). A single panel from the many cube shaped luminaires from the fair ($250).
 

Plastic paperweight with encased 1964 uncirculated coins, also has the words New York World's Fair 1964 - 1965 floating inside ($25). A nozzle from the Astral Fountain.  In 2010 the remaining fountain ring with nozzles was removed in order for a skate park to be built within the fountain border.  We were able to get some pieces with the gracious help of the construction and demolition crew. ($100). A sterling silver medal on a stand for your desk ($275).



This is an unused sign that was aquired by T. Kamecke for production of the film "To the Fair" in 1964.
The arrow has recently been applied.

Original directional road sign from the local highways around the fair ($750).

 

No items are for sale

 

Original Subway Sign- Tin- approximately 24" x 24" ($600)

 

Brazilian currency from The American Express Money Tree- Photo of tree on right and a close-up of currency hanging on the tree ($300)

 

Framed print of the U.S. Pavilion- most likely 1963.  Litho type print on board by
Carlos Diniz.($1250) ~44" x 22".

 

Placards from 'The Model Room'.  The model room was housed in the administration building with Robert Moses' office.  A picture of the model with placards is underneath along with a brochure. ($100 ea.) Three have original bases.  Equitable Life and Kiddyland pictured on the cards.

 

Original street sign from the fair.  "Avenue of Commerce"  24-1/4" x 5-1/4" ($500)

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Left: Ceiling Tile from China Pavilion ($45). Right: Allied Maintenance Badge ($150).

 

No items are for sale

 

New Additions for 2008

Plastic Orange from Florida Pavilion ($30), Two sets of chopsticks ($20), Plastic silvertone slat & pepper urns ($15), Plastic blue & orange Unisphere salt & pepper ($30), Twins coffee mug ($20), Plastic bakelite? ashtray ($15), Belmont Plaza Hotel Guest Pin ($45)
 

Left: Series of 3 book cover packages ($10 ea), Plastic elephant bank-blue with orange detail ($40), Vinyl drawstring pouch ($35). Right: Rotary banner ($20), 4" wooden yoyo excellent condition ($100), Toy metal telescope ($75), Mugs with name on one side, Unisphere on other- these are a set of Grandma/Grandpa ($10ea), Plastic Unisphere pencil sharpener ($20), two plastic back scratchers ($35 ea), Car bumper Medallion "Member" ($150).
 

The Collection

Left: Larger- space allocation map showing all plots with square footage- labeled 'Confidential' and dated April 1964 ($75). Smaller-Police Department Post Map April 1, 1964. Folded to pocket size ($45).  Right: Top: Envelope for two posters (posters not pictured on this page)($35). Bottom: Postcard Advertisement for Dexter Press ($25).

 

Left: Towels ($20 ea.)  Right: Large towel ($25), Autograph Dolphin, Florida 1965 ($75)

 

Left: Carousel Park Album ($25), Photo Album Binder ($20), Plastic Tumbler in box ($15), Cracker Tray in box ($10), Party card Game ($25)  Right: 7UP plastic tray ($10), Napkin and glass dish set in box ($30), Dime Savings bank- looks like thermometer ($75), Ceramic Bookends ($45), Ceramic Bank ($35), Light up Wand on card ($25), GE Progressland Money Clip in box ($50), Inflatable Ball ($20), Unisphere Picture Viewer on card ($30).
 

No items are for sale

 

Left: Laminated 'You Are Here' Map- Only one known to remain ($2000), Plastic Unisphere mint in box ($100), Metal Unisphere mint in box ($150), Futurama Medal in Lucite in box ($50), Lucite Hourglass ($40), Plastic Ashtray ($15), Collapsible travel cup ($10), Slide Puzzle on card ($75), ID bracelet in box ($25), New York State Pavilion keychains and bracelet- gold tone and silver tone ($25 ea), Copper Bracelet ($15)   Right: Trash Can ($75), Tin Greyhound Toy Bus mint with box ($275).


Back to the rest of the collection!!!!
 

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Left: Greyhound Bus/Glide-A-Ride/Escorter Uniform Jacket, size 40R ($175) and pillow ($30). Right: Patches: Top- Administration ($30), Police ($20), Space Park Host ($30) and Small Unisphere($15), Green Plate ($10), Welcome Red Carpet ($15), Form letter on WFC Letterhead- Invitation to Opening Day ($20).

 
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Left: Lower left- Paper Placemat ($5), 3 puzzles from boxed set ($20), Top- NYS Pavilion Pennant ($40). Right: Brown Plate ($10), Monorail (stickers ($5), tickets($2), postcard ($2), NYS Pavilion Paper Placemat($15), Two Puzzles (double sided, $12).

 

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Top: First Day Cover from Opening Day of the Fair ($5), Full Sheet 5 cent Postage Stamps ($12), First Day Cover (July 4, 1964) with authentic original signatures of Robert Moses and Mayor Robert Wagner ($75).  Bottom: Pennant with NYS Towers and Greyhound Escorter ($20), Partial Canvas Banner (framed)($125).

No items are for sale

 
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Admission Tickets ($5 ea), Window Stickers ($15/set), Glasses ($10 ea), Coins ($5-$10), Tokens ($5-$10), Medallions ($10-$30), Flag ($10), Neutron Irradiated Dime ($8), Pin Dishes ($15 ea), Chrome and glass Coasters ($5 ea), Egg Timer ($30), NYS Pavilion Token in box ($20) and Dish in box ($65), Charms ($5-$10), TV Viewer ($25), Pins ($5-10), Letter Opener ($20), Daily Dime Banks mint on cards ($50 ea), Maps ($5-10), Brass Placque Oldsmobile Curved Dash Rally (GM Pavilion)($50), Ruffled Glass Dish ($5), Keychains in package ($10-$20), Rain Bonnet ($5), Tin Ashtrays ($3 ea), Two  Triangular Change Purses ($20 ea), Plastic Coasters ($5 ea), Metal Coasters ($3 ea), Trinket Box ($30), Key Shaped Thermometer ($15), Books, Brass Ashtry with NYC Skyline and Liberty ($15), Bumper sticker ($12), Vinyl Carry Bag mint in plastic wrap ($30), Beret ($20), Apron ($20), Scarf ($12), Odds and Ends.

 
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WF License Plate ($75), License plate topper ($20), Boy Scout Neckercheif ($15) and Patch ($15), Houze Art Glass Trays ($5-$15 note: a few rare versions are valued higher by market), Spoon ($8), Pocket Mirror ($15), Ford GITD Badge (NY) ($10), WF Logo Pin ($15), Glass Ash Tray ($15), Greyhound Glide-A-Ride Tin Toy with Box ($250), Greyhound Postcards ($2), Greyhound Map ($5), Greyhound Puzzle ($8), Greyhound Patch ($20), Greyhound Luggage Tag ($10), Greyhound Escorter Tin Toy ($250), Pocket Knife ($25), Unicef Pins ($3), 1964 WF Olympic Trials Pin ($20), Peter and Wendy Salt and Pepper ($60), Pocket Flashlight ($15), Car Medallion ($30), Cutting Board ($6), Anchor Hocking Plate ($15), Ashtray green and white ($8), Toy Binoculars ($35), Lighters ($20), Steel Ashtry with Unisphere ($35), Plastic Rings ($6 ea), Money Clips ($12), Encased Cent (Never Go Broke) ($10), Post card folders ($5), Special Event Ticket ($6), 1964 NYS License sticker ($10).

 
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NYS Pavilion Sticker ($15), Wooden Tray ($15), Mugs ($5-$15), Glass($10), Pins ($10), Ribbons ($20), Rain Bonnet ($5), Salt and Pepper Spheres with Tray ($12), Belgian Villiage Mini Mug ($20), Ceramic Bank ($45), Pencil ($3), Postal Service Last Day of Fair Folder ($20), Coffee Hound Mug ($10), Battery Power Hand Held Fan with box ($35), Ceramic Salt and Pepper Unispheres with box ($15), Plastic Unisphere ($15), Steel Unisphere ($50?), Plates ($5-$15), Flip Calendar ($25), Coffee Mug ($8), Milk Caps ($3 ea), Children's Card Game ($6), Netted Tote Bag (on top of coffee mug)($20), Sinclair Dinoland Dinosaurs ($30 ea), Frosted Glass Tumbler Set of 8 ($40), Sky Ride Bumper Sticker ($10), Flashlight ($20), Tower of Light Lens Tissue Packs ($3 ea), Viewmaster Set of 6 packs ($20/pack), Jewelry ($5-$30), Postcards ($1-$3), Weather Cards($15 ea), Playing Cards ($15), Long Book of Matches ($10).

 
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Admission Ticket Order Form ($15), Metal Trays ($5-$10), Postcards ($5), Glass ($8), Wood Coaster Set ($20), Salad Servers ($15), US Royal Tire Ferris Wheel Toy ($125), Metal Rocket Bank ($150), Flag shown rolled up: larger size on pole ($20), Two sizes of Steins ($8-$15), Jim Beam Decanter ($10), NYS Pavilion Glass ($15), Cupie Doll ($25), Cup and Saucer ($10), Brass Bell in box ($15), Copper Ashtrays not pictured ($8), Kodak Camera ($20), LIRR Bumber Sticker ($10), Sorocco Plate ($6), Giant Pencils ($8), Vinyl Belt ($25), NYS License Plate ($35).

No items are for sale    

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Left: Large Metal Tray ($25), Smaller metal tray ($10), Straw Cowboy Hat ($25), Felt Hat with Feather ($25), Traveler's 'Triumph of Man' Record ($1), Panorama Game ($30), 'It's A Small World' Record ($5) Right: Lowenbrau Stein ($20), "Commemorative Replica-Avis Antique Car Ride-1964-65 New York World's Fair" ($150)

 
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Left: Plactic banks in box (blue bank shown, orange version still in box)($25), Steel Unisphere bank with box ($45), pin cushion (top center)($25), Miss New York World's Fair doll ($120), Greyhound Bus Driver doll ($140), plastic Unisphere in original packaging ($35), ceramic Unisphere ashtray with rings ($35), 3D Viewer 'n Slides in box with extra slides ($25), paper Coca Cola cup ($10), snow dome with calendar ($25), large black purse ($20), small blue purse "Tent of Tomorrow" ($30), three different cigarette lighters ($25-$50), inflatable Unisphere ($30), logo magnifying glass ($15), logo medallion ($12), Peter & Wnedy change purse ($15), logo bolo tie ($20), wooden pop gun ($50), peep viewer with mailer tag (photo of Unisphere inside) ($30), plastic "Working Press" pin ($50).  Right: Two children's hats ($15 ea), belt with Unisphere buckle ($35), autograph hound in plastic bag (mint)($50), Jr. Monorail toy in package (post fair but based on AMF monorail of the fair)($75), children's tee shirt (unused)($30).

 

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Left: Hanging calendar tapestry noting all the days the fair was open in both 1964 and 1965 ($30), shopping bag (in frame) ($20), Certificate of appreciation from Robert Moses (form letter with autopen signature) for attending the fair (in frame)($20), Peter & Wendy bobble heads with boxes ($100), hanging plate/ashtray with great graphics ($20), terrycloth towel (unused)($25), umbrella (with blue and orange Unisphere's)($40). Right: Round plate ($10), Octagonal glass plate ($20), First Day Cover "Heigh Ho - Come to the Fair" depicting NYS Pavilion and stamps from '39-40 NY World's Fair, Seattle Fair, San Francisco, Brussels and 1964 NY ($25), Printed add for Peter and Wendy Dolls  and Miss NY World's Fair Doll (listed above)($8), Silk woven book mark ($15), AMF Monorail coupons, tickets, flyer and "Pioneer" patch/sticker ($2-$10 ea.)

No items are for sale

Thanks for checking out the collection.   There will be more to come in the future.
I will be happy to try and answer your questions- Click HERE for email.

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