New York World's Fair Stamp

US Postage Stamps: 1939

New York World's Fair Stamp

The New York World's Fair stamp was issued on April 1, 1939, about a month before the fair opened. The stamp was a popular with the public, with over 100 million stamps being produced, the second most popular stamp of 1939 after the Golden Gate International Exposition stamp.

New York's World’s Fair ran for over two years and during that time over 44 million visited the Fair during that time, more than any other World’s Fair.  The theme of the fair was the “World of Tomorrow” and featured a variety of futuristic (for 1939) devices and household appliances.  In keeping with this theme, New York's first scheduled television broadcast was of the World's Fair's opening ceremonies (which were also scheduled to coincide with the 150th anniversary of George Washington's inauguration, which was commemorated with a stamp later in 1939).  The Trylon and Perisphere, two of the Fair's most striking and iconic structures, are featured on the stamp's design.

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