For Sale: An 1894 Texas State Fair Keepsake

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From eBay seller "celluloid"
On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park, which opened on June 6, 1936, Friend of Unfair Park PeterK espied this one-of-a-kind keepsake up for grabs on eBay courtesy Minneapolis-based seller "celluloid": a bronze coin commemorating the 1894 Texas State Fair. That was but nine years after the opening of the Dallas State Fair and Exposition and a full decade before, as Willis Winters writes in his invaluable history, "the Texas State Fair was reorganized and renamed the State Fair of Texas."

A steal at $25.94, though there are four days of bidding left. Perfect for that looooong-discussed museum at Fair Park. Or as a poker card guard.

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Roadsidecouch
Roadsidecouch

"the Texas State Fair was reorganized and renamed the State Fair of Texas."

And more importantly, it is the home of the naked booby NAZI chicks!

pak152
pak152

may have to stop sharing my finds with Roberto way too many newbies bidding on these items.would love to know who struck the coin

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

I may just bid on that, thats an amazing historical find..

cp
cp

Wow, look at that crazy font on the star.

Betty Botter
Betty Botter

Best get your bid in - it's already up to $61. It's a nice piece - and I agree with @cp about the font on the star - but my specialty is elongateds. Very tempting, though.

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