1962 Worlds Fair Glasses
Many people start their Worlds Fair Collections with glasses. They are a great memory of a time gone by for those that attended the fair. If you went as a kid to a fair, these became day-to-day item for you. Then when you see one years later the memories will just flood back. Lets look at my collection a little closer.
Set of frosted Seattle Worlds Fair glasses
This set of 4 that I own have pictures of the different features of the 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair. About 7 inches tall and are made of white frosted glass. Each one has 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair around the bottom. And the Century 21 Logo on the back. I have the Space Needle, the Monorail, the Washington State Pavilion (aka Coliseum or Key Arena) and the World of Entertainment (aka Gay Way).
Space Needle Glass
World of Entertainment 1962 Glass
World of Century 21 Glass
Monorail 1962 Glass
Back of frosted 1962 Worlds Fair Glasses
The Next set of glasses are more outdoor cooler style. I partnered a mug that really isn’t from the fair but it has three of the Seattle Worlds Fair Exhibits on it.
1962 Seattle Worlds Fair Cooler glass & mugs plus Seattle mug
The set of four coffee mugs with the Century 21 Logo on them were meant to go camping and are indestructible. Their cold/hot thermos type construction is usable even today. There is a set of four mugs with different colors and I have two of the tumblers with the Space Needle on them.
Space Needle cooler style glass
Century 21 Logo on Cooler style coffee mug
Then we have the little impostor. This coffee mug looks like a Seattle Worlds Fair piece of memorabilia. But look close at one of the pictures. It has the Pacific Science Center. That is the post fair name of the Science Exhibit. At the very end of the fair the US Science Exhibit was given to the city. It was renamed the Pacific Science Center. So, good try little cup.
Coffee cup – not from 62 Fair – US Science Exhibit is called Pacific Science Center
Last we have a set made with clear glass and have golden rims. This set like the frosted set each feature an exhibit or building at the fair. They have Seattle Worlds Fair 1962 around the base and on the back in white lettering it tells you about the exhibit it features.
Seattle Worlds’ Fair clear giveaway glasses
All glass sets have to include the Space Needle.
Space Needle glass – 62 Seattle Fair – picture side
Space Needle glass – 62 Seattle Fair -description side
Then we have the Boulevards of the World
Boulevards of the World glass – 62 Seattle Fair – picture side
Boulevards of the World glass – 62 Seattle Fair – description side
Another feature that even lasts today is the Alweg monorail.
Monorail glass – 62 Seattle Fair – picture side
Monorail glass – 62 Seattle Fair – description side
Lastly we have the World of Art.
World of Air glass – 62 Seattle Fair – picture side
World of Air glass – 62 Seattle Fair – description side