With the celebration of the United States Constitution Sesquicentennial from 1937 to 1939, the holding of the New York World's fair and the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939, many nations saw fit to issue stamps to note the event and the good-will existing between them and the United States. The Sun has compiled all available information about these stamps and presents it for the first time in booklet form. (text from the inside cover of the booklet)
The booklet has three sections; The first is a listing of the stamps, the second is a description for each country and information about the stamps. The remainder of the booklet is for advertising.
8th Avenue (Independent) Subway (from 53rd St. & Fifth Ave.) service direct to Fair. Running time 25 minutes; fare 10¢
B.M.T Subway (from 49th St. & 7th Avenue) to Queens Plaza (Long Island City); there transfer to B.M.T World's Fair â€“ Flushing Line trains. Time 22 minutes by express direct to World's Fair Station; fare 5¢
I.R.T Subway from Grand Central and Times Square stations; 24 minutes by express; fare 5¢
Long Island R.R. from Pennsylvania Station; direct trains; time 10 minutes; fare 10¢
Gray Line Motor Tours, Inc. (from Gray Line Terminal, Time & Life Bldg., Rockefeller Center) conducts a 5 hour tour, price $3.50 including admission ticket to Fair, tour of Fair and return on a Fifth Avenue bus.
W. F. Transportation Corp.-Express bus service from 5Oth-5lst St. terminal (West of 6th Ave.) every few minutes. Running time 30 minutes; fare 40¢.
Manhattan & Queens Bus Corp.-Buses from Capitol-Greyhound Terminal between 5Oth & 5lst Sts. near 8th Ave.
Fifth Avenue Bus- Number I5 goes over Queensboro Bridge to Fair Grounds; fare 10¢.
Hudson River Day Line-Cruise to Fair, three times daily - 9 :30 A.M., 2 :00 P.M. and 7 P.M. ("The Moonlight Sail") from West 42nd St. pier. Itinerary goes up Hudson River to George Washington
Bridge, return down river, cruise in Harbor, then up East River to Whitestone Pier, connecting there with bus for Fair. Cruise fare $1.25; bus 10¢.
Driving Own Car
In own car-Use either Queensboro Bridge or Triboro.
Via Queensboro: go East on 57th St. to bridge ramp, just beyond 2nd Ave. This route leads to Fair by Queens Boulevard.
Via Triboro:(25c toll) (less congested, more interesting views) proceed north along East River Drive to 125th St. Ramp leads directly on bridge; parkway direct to Fair.
A friend showed me the quilt his grandmother sent to the 1939 World's Fair as part of a competition sponsored by Good Housekeeping magazine and Macy's. Do you have any information on that on that portion of the fair? The quilt owners have all the documentation of their quilt being displayed there but would like to add any other interesting details or photos for family records. Thank you.
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