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New York World's Fair Issue

5c New York World's Fair single

Scott Catalogue USA: 1244
Description:

This New York World’s Fair Issue stamp commemorates the opening of the New York World’s Fair in New York City on April 22, 1964. This was the third world’s fair to be hosted in New York City. The stamp features an image of the fair’s main pavilion area in Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, in Flushing, Queens, New York, with two sculptures created for the fair to celebrate the beginning of the space age. The Unisphere is a twelve story high, spherical stainless steel representation of the Earth; it was designed by Gilmore D. Clarke and constructed by the American Bridge Company. The Rocket Thrower, created by Donald De Lue, is a bronze sculpture of a god-like man throwing a rocket into the air and reaching for a constellation of stars.

United States; New York; Queens; Universal and International Exhibition; world’s fair; expo; pavilion; sculpture; art; architecture

Date:
April 22, 1964
Medium:
paper; ink (blue green); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.5474
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
New York

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