USA, Columbian Exposition souvenir domino, (1892-93)


USA, Columbian Exposition souvenir domino, (1892-93), Columbus portrait between globes, wood (ebony?), white paint, 20x40x7mm, XF

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The Columbian Exposition of Chicago, 1892-93, was probably the first event for which a massive amount of merchandise was created. The Centennial celebrations of 1876 had some stuff, but there is a truly immense range of Columbian memorabilia.

It was like: “Oh, look, Oliver, your brother Hiram loves dominos. Let’s get him this Columbian commemorative domino set. What do you say?”

The category here is “souvenirs.” Back when the main public events were church and executions people would make souvenirs for people. I was there, say the souvenirs. I am the proof.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.