June 4, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Treasures: World’s Fair Connection to Cup Is Unclear

By Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson
From Tribune News Service
Dear Helaine and Joe:
This is a cup from the 1909 Seattle World’s Fair. Is it of any value?
Thank you,
L. A.
Dear L. A.:
This is a type of souvenir glassware that is known to collectors as either ruby flashed or ruby stained glass. It was extremely popular from about 1880 to the 1920s. During that time period, it was produced in vast quantities by a wide variety of makers.
When we read this letter, we stated that we had never heard of a World’s Fair being held in Seattle in 1909. We were familiar with the Seattle World’s Fair of 1962, known as the Century 21 Exposition, but we had never heard of a World’s Fair held anywhere in the Pacific Northwest in 1909….
Source: The Epoch Times