Saturday, May 26, 2012

Hemisfair 1968 World's Fair -- San Antonio, Texas





Hemisfair 1968 World's Fair was held in conjunction with the 250th anniversary of the founding of San Antonio, Texas and ran from April 6 through October 6, 1968. The theme of the fair was "The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas." More than thirty nations hosted pavilions there. The fair's theme structure was the 750 foot (228 m) tall Tower of the Americas, which remains today as the city's tallest skyscraper. The top of the tower houses a revolving restaurant, lounge, and outdoor observation deck.

The Hemisfair'68 commemorative stamp was issued on on March 30, 1968. The stamp design featured a map of the Americas. The land areas were pink, and the water areas were blue. Curved white lines converged on San Antonio.


This is a post for Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog




8 comments:

  1. I love the design of the stamp - the contrast of the blue and the pink is so bold with the white lines. Love it!

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  2. It's a very effective stamp, gets the message across well.

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  3. Those converging lines draw you in to the map very effectively.

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  4. Simple design yet effective. You see the convergence right away.
    Happy Sunday!



    Postcards Crossing

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  5. A great stamps - and I assume this is on a postcard? Sorry - I am tired after alot of travel.

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  6. great stamp with a great history!

    Here is my Sunday Stamp entry ---Willa @ Postage Journal

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  7. I had never heard of the Hemisfair, great maxicard.

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  8. Good that something remains from the fair, always interesting to get a birds eye view of a city.

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