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World Fair Good Luck Token, St Louis, USA

$15.00

World Fair Good Luck Token, St Louis, USA

$15.00

Description

Majestic ranges malleable and old style charcoal iron, grand prize richest award, St Louis, Missouri, USA.  Circa 1904 Good Luck Token.

The expo was held from 30th April to 1st December, 1904.  Local, state and federal funds totalling $15 million were used to finance the event.  More than 60 countries and 43 of the 45 American states maintained exhibition spaces at the fair, which was attended by 19.7million people.  The fair primarily promoted entertainment, consumer goods and popular culture of the time.  The Fair also hosted the 1904 Summer Olympics – the first games held in the United Sates.  Many European athletes did not attend as travel expenses were too high for them.

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