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Title:

John Riccardelli Clip 1: Collecting World's Fair Items

Creator:

John Riccardelli

Date:

Time Period: 1940; 1970

Description:

John Riccardelli describes how he began collecting World's Fair artifacts. He found his brother's stuff from the World's Fair in the early 1970's. He was in high school at the time but realized that he could make a profit by collecting and selling items. he describes his interest in collecting postcards and explains that many collectors ignore small things like postcards but Mr. Riccardelli has over 4000 unique cards from the 1939-1940 Fair.

Location:

Locations discussed: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, NY

Type:

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