Food & Drink

Cool Souvenirs from the World’s Fair

Sure, they’re kitschy now, but back in 1962, these items were hot property.

By Seattle Magazine Staff January 12, 2012

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This article originally appeared in the February 2012 issue of Seattle magazine.

1. Champagne glasses (with Space Needle stems) used on opening night of the fair

2. A ticket book, with individual tickets for fair exhibits

3. An official Space Needle beanie, whose top shakes like a maraca

4. A commemorative egg timer on a piece of wood (of course!)

5. Porcelain salt and pepper shakers

6. A full-size paper parasol—definitely not rainproof

7. A bullhorn (for shouting “Go Monorail?”)

8. Collectible lapel pins

9. A Jim Beam Space Needle liquor decanter

10. A chauvinistic ashtray from the naughty “Show Street” section of the fair

11. A 9-inch tall chrome Space Needle lighter—invented by Rick Steves’ family friend

12. One of many commemorative plates

 

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