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Most items with "1776-1926 Philadelphia" or "Sesquicentennial Exposition" (or both) printed or embossed  prominently on their surfaces, all in EX to NM condition unless noted. Includes: 1) a spectacular, full color 17" x 26" advertising poster with "1925 Sesquicentennial Exposition Association" at the bottom left and "Ketterlinus, Phila." at the lower right. Nicely framed, wonderful EX/MT condition; 2) a smaller 9" x 14" linen-backed "Voice of the Liberty Bell" full color poster (VG); 3) a large 18" x 24" black and white, lushly illustrated paper on board "Grand Prize Certificate of Award" to the Bethlehem Steel Co. (VG/EX); 4) an ornate 11" x 14" nickel plate tray with engraved Exposition scenes; 5) a 12" diameter nickel plate tray with engraved Independence Hall scene; 6) a large 9" x 10" x 5" Liberty Bell dinner gong, quite ornate and unique; 7) a well-worn 24" grey and yellow Exposition felt pennant (FR-GD); 8) a desirable 4" cast iron bank in the shape of the Libert Bell; 9) a scarce 7" tall souvenir Liberty Bell lamp (still working) with "1776-1926" in raised lettering on an orange and blue glass shade, hanging from an ornate frame that allows the lamp to swing freely; 10) a 3-1/2" souvenir cast iron Liberty Bell; 11) a pair of 3-1/2" glass Liberty Bell candy containers (clear glass and blue glass); 12) a 6" x 4" heavy bronze ashtray with attached matchbox holder, raised Art Nouveau female figure at the center; 13) two gilded brass trays (3" x 8" and 2-1/2" x 6") with raised Exposition buildings; 14) a 6" porcelain souvenir dish with astrological signs around the diameter; 15) a 3" x 3" silver plate cigarette case; 16) a 2-1/2" brass heart-shaped pin box with hinged lid; 17) six very ornate (silver, enamel, colored glass) ladies compact cases (all 2" to 3"), most with the original makeup and mirrors still inside; 18) a Sesquicentennial pocket watch (only GD - not working); 19) a deck of 52 playing cards with colorful Exposition design on backs; 20) a 6" x 8" framed illuminated window print of the Administration Building; 21) a 6" x 9" 32-page "Official Sesqui-Centennial Daily Program and Guide" book (VG/EX); 22) a dozen assorted paper ephemera items (maps, guides, stationery, etc.); 23) four other souvenir items (shoe horn, pen holder, large pencil and picture pack).

1926 Philadelphia Sesquicentennial Exposition Collection (44 Items) 
1926 Philadelphia Sesquicentennial Exposition Collection (44 Items) 
1926 Philadelphia Sesquicentennial Exposition Collection (44 Items) 
1926 Philadelphia Sesquicentennial Exposition Collection (44 Items)
1926 Philadelphia Sesquicentennial Exposition Collection (44 Items)
1926 Philadelphia Sesquicentennial Exposition Collection (44 Items)
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Minimum Bid: $300
Final Bid(Includes Buyers Premium): $690
Number of Bids: 0
Auction closed on: 4/21/2006