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1939 World's Fair Plaster Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
A modernist, molded plaster table lamp in the style of Francis Elkins, fabricated in the 2010s by Ismay and Company San Francisco. With an acrylic base, polished nickel hardware, and...
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2010s Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1939 World’s Fair Light Up Bottle Airplane Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This custom chrome airplane accent lamp was created in Los Angeles in the 1980s using a re-edition 1939 cobalt blue World's Fair vinaigrette bottle. The 1939 vinaigrette bottle was r...
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Vintage 1980s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Glass

Rare Art Deco/ Art Moderne Black and Chrome Dining Table, 1939 Worlds Fair
By Wolfgang Hoffmann, Howell
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare Art Deco/ Art Moderne black and chrome dining table. Very possibly shown in the 1939 Worlds Fair... Attributed to Wolfgang Hoffmann for Howell, truly amazing design...chromed st...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Dining Room Tables

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Steel, Chrome

1,000 piece Museum Quality Collection of Art & Objects from NYC 1939 Worlds Fair
By Chester Beach
Located in New York, NY
1,000 piece Museum Quality Collection of Art & Objects from NYC 1939 Worlds Fair. "Riders of the Elements," is the original 7' plaster maquette from the NYC 1939 World's Fair by Ches...
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1930s Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Canvas, Oil, Photographic Paper, Plaster

1,000 piece Museum Quality Collection of Art & Objects from NYC 1939 Worlds Fair
By Ilya Bolotowsky
Located in New York, NY
1,000 piece Museum Quality Collection of Art & Objects from NYC 1939 Worlds Fair. Ilya Bolotowsky (1907-1981) "1939 World’s Fair Mural Study for the Hall of Medical Sciences," 4 7/8...
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1930s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Canvas, Plaster, Paper, Oil, Gouache

1,000 piece Museum Quality Collection of Art & Objects from NYC 1939 Worlds Fair
By Harry Lane
Located in New York, NY
1,000 piece Museum Quality Collection of Art & Objects from NYC 1939 Worlds Fair Harry Lane (1891-1973) "1939 World’s Fair Construction," 30 x 40 inches, Oil on canvas, signed lower...
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1930s American Modern Landscape Paintings

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Plaster, Photographic Paper, Canvas, Oil

J & G Meakin New York Worlds Fair Commemorative Pottery Plate, 1939
By Meakin & Co.
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A fine English J & G Meakin commemorative pottery plate made for the New York Worlds Fair, 1789 - 1939. The plate is transfer printed in blue on a white ground and has panels contain...
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Pottery

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Pottery

Rare Sheet Metal Tray from New York World's Fair, 1939
Located in Uppsala, SE
Rare Art Deco sheet metal tray in dark blue, orange and cream white from the very famous New York World's Fair 1939. The front side with a few scratches and marks from normal use, ba...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Barware

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Sheet Metal

Original Vintage Poster New York World's Fair 1939 Modernist Trylon Perisphere
Located in London, GB
Original vintage poster for the World Fair held in New York at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park from 30 April 1939 to 31 October 1940. Great Art Deco design of a smiling young lady weari...
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1930s Art Deco More Prints

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Paper

Original Vintage Poster New York World's Fair 1939 Modernist Trylon Perisphere
Located in London, GB
Original vintage poster for the World Fair held in New York at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park from 30 April 1939 to 31 October 1940. Great Art Deco design of a smiling young lady weari...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Posters

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Paper

Mauboussin 1939 New York World’s Fair Multicolored Sapphire Fish Brooch
By Mauboussin
Located in Greenwich, CT
Mauboussin 1939 New York World’s Fair Multicolored Sapphire Fish Brooch, featuring a cluster of various-sized and hued blue, pink, and purple sapphires, accented by brilliant-cut dia...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Art Deco 1939 New York World's Fair Collectibles Only Poster Available
Located in Dallas, TX
Art Deco 1939 New York World's Fair collectibles only poster available Rare original laminated counter advertising placard. Poster by Staehly, one of 3 award-winning poster design...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Collectibles and Curiosities

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Wood, Paper

1939 Commemorative New York World Fair Charm with Diamond, Ruby, and Black Onyx
Located in Dallas, TX
The 1939 World Fair was an international event featuring cultural and technological exhibitions from 60+ countries around the world. Hosted in Queens, New York, the event reportedly...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco More Jewelry

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Diamond, Onyx, Ruby, Platinum

Art Deco Machine Age Heroic - Style USSR Ephemera 1939 New York World's Fair
Located in Dallas, TX
Art Deco Machine Age Heroic USSR Ephemera 1939 New York World's Fair Supreme Supremacist Symbolism, from Russia. Pavilion of the USSR, NYWF 1939. The Classic USSR heroic skyscraper ...
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Vintage 1930s Russian Art Deco Tobacco Accessories

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Paper

1939, New York Worlds Fair Fan “The Fan of Tomorrow” Trylone and Perisphe
Located in Wallkill, NY
This is a very rare, extremely unusual original 1939 New York World’s Fair fan. There is a plaque mounted on the front cage that says New York Worlds Fair. Knapp-Monarch Co. “The Fan...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco More Furniture and Collectibles

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Metal

"Orpheus Over the Globe," Important Mural Study for 1939-1940 NY World's Fair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Painted by Dunbar Beck, one of America's finest muralists in the 1930s and 1940s, this classic example of Art Deco stylized allegorical painting served as a study for a series of mur...
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Vintage 1930s American Paintings

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Paper

Exceptional "Elephant in Plaster" 1931 World's Fair
Located in Paris, FR
Exceptional elephant in plaster 1931 World's Fair This extraordinary elephant was on display at the entrance of the Indochina pavilion. Historical piece Beautiful condition Meas...
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Vintage 1930s Animal Sculptures

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Plaster

  • Exceptional "Elephant in Plaster" 1931 World's Fair
  • Exceptional "Elephant in Plaster" 1931 World's Fair
  • Exceptional "Elephant in Plaster" 1931 World's Fair
  • Exceptional "Elephant in Plaster" 1931 World's Fair
H 16.54 in. W 9.06 in. D 19.69 in.
1930s Finnish "World's Fair" Table by Alvar Aalto for Artek
By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rare, museum quality, table with a solid teak top on laminated maple legs. Retaining a partial label from the 1939 World's Fair.
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Center Tables

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Teak, Maple

Original Vintage Poster Exposicao Colonial Exhibition Porto World Fair Portugal
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel advertising poster for the Colonial Exhibition / Exposicao Colonial in Porto Portugal in 1934, a world fair showcasing Portugal's colonies in Africa and Asia ...
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1930s More Prints

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Paper

Original Vintage Poster Exposicao Colonial Exhibition Porto World Fair Portugal
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel advertising poster for the Colonial Exhibition / Exposicao Colonial in Porto Portugal in 1934, a world fair showcasing Portugal's colonies in Africa and Asia ...
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Vintage 1930s Portuguese Posters

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Paper

1933 Chicago World's Fair Century of Progress Framed Souvenir Tapestry
Located in Stamford, CT
Framed 1933 Chicago World's Fair 'A Century of Progress International Exposition' souvenir tapestry. Recently custom framed in burl wood frame with conservation glass.
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Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Tapestries

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Fabric, Glass, Wood

World's Fair 1934 (Chicago), Art Deco Drawing by A. Raymond Katz
By Alexander Raymond Katz
Located in Long Island City, NY
This is the original drawing for the cover of the Chicago World's Fair Guide Book by A. Raymond Katz (1895 - 1974). This design was used in variation on the guide book, posters and ...
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1930s Art Deco Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Oil Pastel

Original Vintage Poster Portugal Industries Map World Fair Paris Art Technology
Located in London, GB
Original vintage advertising poster promoting the various Portuguese industries for the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne / International Expositio...
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Vintage 1930s Portuguese Posters

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Paper

Trio Original 1940 New York Worlds Fair Stylin' Administrative Jackets
By Caleb V. Smith & Son
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a great Historical thing. Heavy cotton-twill khaki jackets with felted-cotton and silk ribbon trim, orange catalin Trylon & Perisphere buttons, partial silk/rayon inner lini...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Quilts and Blankets

Original Vintage Poster Portugal Industries Map World Fair Paris Art Technology
Located in London, GB
Original vintage advertising poster promoting the various Portuguese industries for the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne / International Expositio...
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1930s More Prints

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Paper

Original Vintage Travel Poster New York World's Fair Trylon Perisphere Libertas
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel advertising poster for the World Fair event held in New York at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park from 30 April 1939 to 31 October 1940. Great Art Deco design ...
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1930s More Prints

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Paper

Paul Frankl Sofa Exhibited at the 1933-1934 Chicago World's Fair
By Paul Frankl
Located in Dallas, TX
A rare sofa designed by Paul Frankl and exhibited at the 1933-1934 Chicago World's Fair. Walnut sofa with nickeled brass mounts. A pair of chairs from the same exhibition sold ...
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Vintage 1930s Sofas

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Walnut

Original Vintage Travel Poster New York World's Fair Trylon Perisphere Libertas
By John Atherton
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel advertising poster for the World Fair event held in New York at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park from 30 April 1939 to 31 October 1940. Great Art Deco design ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Posters

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Paper

Original Vintage Travel Poster See The World's Fair New York Summer Vacation
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel poster - For Your Summer Vacation World's Fair New York Admission 50 Cents Travel America ... See the World at the World's Fair in New York. Great illustratio...
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1930s More Prints

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Paper

Original Vintage Travel Poster See The World's Fair New York Summer Vacation
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel poster - For Your Summer Vacation World's Fair New York Admission 50 Cents Travel America ... See the World at the World's Fair in New York. Great illustratio...
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Vintage 1930s American Posters

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Paper

Gilbert Rohde Herman Miller Art Deco 1933 World's Fair Dressers Matched Pair
By Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller
Located in Dallas, TX
Gilbert Rohde Herman Miller Art Deco 1933 world's fair dressers matched pair Classic original Rohde century of progress designs, including brushed-pulls with lacquered-wood pull-t...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Dressers

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Aluminum

Gilbert Rohde Herman Miller Art Deco 1933 World's Fair Nightstands Matched Pair
By Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller
Located in Dallas, TX
Gilbert Rohde Herman Miller Art Deco 1933 World's Fair Nightstands Matched Pair. End tables. Night Stands. Another Classic original Rohde design with drop down storage drawer-front...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Night Stands

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Aluminum

'Seated Nude', Jeu de Paume, Paris Salon, World's Fair, Woman Artist, GGIE LACMA
By Caroline Lloyd
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed 'Lloyd' for Caroline Lloyd (American, 1875-1945) and created circa 1935. Base impressed with foundry stamp, 'C. Valsuani Cire Perdue', for Claude Valsuani Fonderie, Paris. B...
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1930s Modern Nude Sculptures

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Bronze

Machine Age Art Deco New York World's Fair Silver Plate Trivets by Reed & Barton
By Reed and Barton
Located in Dallas, TX
Machine Age Art Deco, New York World's fair silver plate trivets by Reed & Barton Two rare individual serving trivets by Reed & Barton. Featuring incised examples of the Trylon ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Platters and Serveware

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Silver Plate

1939 Worlds Fair Frosted Glass Saturn Lamp.
Located in Peekskill, NY
This blue frosted glass Saturn lamp is an exquisite and unusual example of Art Deco style made to commemorate the space theme of the 1939 New York World's Fair. The shade is made up ...
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Vintage 1930s American Table Lamps

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Glass

1939 World's Fair Japanese Pav Bronze Patinated Iron Souvenir
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A great 1939 World's Fair souvenir from the Japanese pavillion. It was made in three sizes and this is the largest that was available. It is made of iron with a bronze gilt patina. ...
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Vintage 1930s Japanese Sculptures

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Iron

1939 World's Fair Glass Planetary Desk Lamp Of Saturn
Located in Chicago, IL
Art deco etched opaque and blue reverse painted planetary desk lamp of the planet Saturn. Sold in commemoration of the 1939 World's Fair in New York. Conical art deco etched glass ba...
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Vintage 1940s American More Lighting

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Brass

John Elder Jersey Central Railroad 1939 World's Fair Model Train
By John Elder
Located in Stamford, CT
John Elder model Jersey Central Railroad train. Painted copper and wood construction on a wooden base stenciled "Jersey Central". John Elder paper label inside the train ca...
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Mounted Objects

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Copper

Art Deco Machine Age 1939 World's Fair Poster United Airlines Radebaugh DC 3
By Arthur Radebaugh
Located in Dallas, TX
Original Art Deco Machine Age 1939 World's Fair Poster United Airlines Transcontinental Route by Radebaugh. DC 3 Features United's transcon DC 3 flying over a map of the US betwee...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Decorative Art

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Aluminum

Rare 1939 New York Worlds Fair Fan
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This is a very rare, extremely unusual original 1939 New York World’s Fair fan. There is a plaque mounted on the front cage that says New York Worlds Fair. Knapp-Monarch Co. “The Fan...
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Vintage 1930s American More Furniture and Collectibles

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Metal

RCA 1939 New York Worlds Fair Radio
Located in Wallkill, NY
RCA 1939 New York Worlds Fair Tube Radio, Model 40X56 Wood. The front of the Radio as the Trylon and Perisphere in relief molded into the syroco Wood. The radio is ORIGINAL and ha...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Decorative Objects

  • RCA 1939 New York Worlds Fair Radio
  • RCA 1939 New York Worlds Fair Radio
  • RCA 1939 New York Worlds Fair Radio
  • RCA 1939 New York Worlds Fair Radio
H 7 in. W 9.25 in. D 6 in.
TWO GREAT AIRPLANES LAMPS MADE FOR THE WORLD FAIR 1939
Located in Los Angeles, CA
TWO GREAT AIRPLANES LAMPS DESIGN FOR THE WORLD FAIR 1939.<br /> TALL MADE ON 1939 H 14" X 14" DIAMETER $ 2,200.00<br /> SMALL MADE ON 1930 H 12" X 11" DIAMETER $ 1,800.00
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Vintage 1930s American Table Lamps

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Glass, Wood

Rare Impressive Banner for the 1939 New York World's Fair
Located in New York, NY
This huge banner was strung across Fifth avenue in Manhattan, as advertising prior to the opening of the 1939 New York World's Fair. Over 12' in length, the cotton banner is dyed a d...
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20th Century American Decorative Objects

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Cotton

Original Vintage Poster New York World's Fair 1939 Libertas Roman Goddess Globe
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel advertising poster for the World Fair event held in New York at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park from 30 April 1939 to 31 October 1940. Great Art Deco design ...
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1930s Art Deco More Prints

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Paper

New York World's Fair Mermaid
By Charles David Williams
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Perched upon a craggy rock that juts out of the crashing waves, this alluring mermaid by C.D. Williams is a work of intense sensuality showcasing the perfect features of the American...
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1930s American Realist Nude Paintings

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Oil, Illustration Board

1933 World's Fair Pendant 14 Karat Gold
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A gold pendant commemorating the 1933 Chicago World's Fair One side depicting the newest innovations of the time, new cars, trains, planes and ships The other side depicts an old ...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Pendant Necklaces

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14k Gold

Publicity for the New York World's Fair
By Andre Durenceau
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Andre Durenceau was born in Auray, France on June 1, 1904, and moved to Los Angeles in the late 1920s. In California, he worked in the art department of Technicolor Studios, and beg...
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1930s Art Deco Figurative Paintings

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Gouache, Illustration Board

Extraordinary Art Deco Painting of World's Fair Hall, Rosenfeld
By Arthur Rossfield
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This dramatic view of a World's Fair hall leading to an exhibit area, probably from the 1939-40 New York fair, depicts a series of allegorical figures surmounted by a grand male nude...
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Vintage 1930s American Paintings

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Canvas

Original Vintage World's Fair Poster 1937 Exposition Internationale Paris France
By Leonetto Cappiello
Located in London, GB
Original vintage poster by the renowned poster artist Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942) for the 1937 World's Fair / Exposition Internationale held in Paris France featuring a great desi...
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1930s More Prints

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Paper

Original Vintage Poster World's Fair Paris 1937 Exposition Internationale France
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel advertising poster for the World's Fair in Paris held from May-November 1937 / Exposition Internationale on the theme of Art and Technology in Modern Life fea...
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1930s More Prints

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Paper

Original Vintage World's Fair Poster 1937 Exposition Internationale Paris France
Located in London, GB
Original vintage poster by the renowned poster artist Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942) for the 1937 World's Fair / Exposition Internationale held in Paris France featuring a great desi...
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Vintage 1930s French Posters

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Paper

Original Poster By L Cappiello For The 1937 World Fair Exposition Internationale
By Leonetto Cappiello
Located in London, GB
Original vintage poster by the renowned Italian poster artist, Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942), for the 1937 World's Fair / Exposition Internationale held in Paris, France. Great desi...
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Vintage 1930s French Posters

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Paper

Original Vintage Art Deco Poster New York World's Fair Ft Modernist Architecture
By Joseph Binder
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel advertising poster for the World Fair event held in New York at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park from 30 April 1939 to 31 October 1940. Great Art Deco design by J...
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1930s Art Deco More Prints

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Paper

Trio Rare Tiffany Sterling Silver Spoons for New York World's Fair, 1940
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
Original Tiffany Trylon & Perisphere streamline design for the 1939/40 NYWF by Chief silver designer Arthur Barney. Patented design in 1937. Page 178, "Modernism in American Silve...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Tableware

1939 World's Fair "Saturn" Lamp
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Art Deco, New York World's Fair (1939-1940) beautifully luminescent frosted Glass Saturn Lamp On White frosted skyscraper base, angled, round planetary top. Half round Blue Saturn t...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Glass

1939 Worlds Fair Bissell Carpet Sweeper
By Bissell
Located in Crockett, CA
For Worlds Fair collectors. This fun carpet sweeper manufactured by the Bissell Company. Still operates.
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20th Century American More Furniture and Collectibles

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Metal

  • 1939 Worlds Fair Bissell Carpet Sweeper
  • 1939 Worlds Fair Bissell Carpet Sweeper
  • 1939 Worlds Fair Bissell Carpet Sweeper
  • 1939 Worlds Fair Bissell Carpet Sweeper
H 52 in. W 14 in. D 10 in.
1939 World’s Fair Light Up Bottle Airplane Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This custom chrome airplane accent lamp was created in Los Angeles in the 1980s using a re-edition 1939 cobalt blue World's Fair vinaigrette bottle. The 1939 vinaigrette bottle was r...
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Vintage 1980s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Glass

The New York "Official" 1939 World's Fair Pictorial Map Created by Tony Sarg
By Tony Sarg
Located in Bristol, CT
Classic original double-sided (custom framed) colour map by Tony Sarg (1880-1942) for the New York 1939 World's Fair Pencil signed: From 'Uncle' Tony, Tong Sarg on right Moon on vers...
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1930s Landscape Prints

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Lithograph

Art Deco Machine Age Original 1939 New York World's Fair Posters Triptych
Located in Dallas, TX
Art Deco Machine Age Original 1939 New York World's Fair Posters Triptych Here are the three classic award-winning Fair lithograph designs by Staehle, Atherton &amp; Binder. All si...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Decorative Art

Original Vintage Poster New York World's Fair 1939 Libertas Roman Goddess Globe
By John Atherton
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel advertising poster for the World Fair event held in New York at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park from 30 April 1939-31 October 1940. Great Art Deco design by ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Posters

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Paper

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1939 World Fair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic 1939 world fair available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, paper and wood, every 1939 world fair was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a 1939 world fair — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each 1939 world fair bearing Art Deco, Folk Art or Industrial hallmarks is very popular. Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller and Alvar Aalto each produced at least one beautiful 1939 world fair that is worth considering.

How Much is a 1939 World Fair?

Prices for a 1939 world fair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $192 and can go as high as $42,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,982.