Post cards from HemisFair '68

Please note that this list is still underway. and there are many cards not yet included. Titles in parentheses are tentative until I verify the actual titles. Please let me know if you have details on any of the missing cards or if you spot any errors. I'm also interested in buying any cards marked as "WANTED".

 Bill Cotter
[email protected]
www.worldsfairphotos.com

 Part 1 100 series. These cards, which generally feature concept artwork work or models, measure 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches.  They were produced by Plastichrome of Texas, Inc. Some were also released in booklet format. In some cases there were different versions issued for the same card. In most cases this meant the addition of the words "Texas World Fair" or "Texas World's Fair" to the front of the card, or, in the case of HF115, adding the name of the Fair.

HF101

 
WANTED

HF102
HF103

HF104


Also exists without the P81633 number.

HF105

 

HF106
HF107


WANTED

HF108
HF109
HF110


WANTED


WANTED

HF111


WANTED


WANTED

HF112


WANTED


WANTED
HF113
HF114


WANTED


WANTED
HF115

Bothe of the pictured cards can be found with this back side design.

The top can can also be found with this design.

WANTED

HF116


WANTED


WANTED

HF117


WANTED


WANTED

HF118
HF119


WANTED - verify

HF120
HF121


WANTED

HF122


This version was the cover to a booklet of postcards.
WANTED

HF123
HF124


WANTED

HF125

Titled "Tower of the Americas", this over-sized card measures measures 5-1/2" X 17-1/2".
HF126
HF127
HF128
HF129
HF130
HF131
HF132
HF133
HF134

United States Confluence Theater

 
HF135
HF136
HF137
HF138
HF139 (title unknown)  
HF140 (title unknown)  
HF141 (title unknown)  
HF142 (title unknown)  
HF143 (title unknown)  
HF144 (title unknown)  
HF145 (title unknown)  
HF146 (title unknown)  
HF147

 

Part 2 200 series. These cards, which feature actual photos of the fair, come in two different sizes.  The larger size measures 4x6 inches ("Continental" size) and features a crown printed on the back and a caption in a white band on the front. The continental size cards come in both straight and deckle edge versions. Some cards were also produced in a smaller "standard" size measuring 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches.  The standard size cards come from booklets (at least one side is perforated) and feature a black logo on the front.  They were produced by Plastichrome of Texas, Inc.

HF201


WANTED


WANTED
HF202


WANTED


WANTED

HF203
 


WANTED


WANTED
HF204
HF205

(title unknown)

 
HF206

(title unknown)

 
HF207

HF208

HF209

HF210
HF211
HF212
HF213
HF214

HF215
HF216
HF217

(title unknown)

 
HF218

(title unknown)

 
HF219

(title unknown)

 
HF220

HF221
HF222
HF223

(title unknown)

 
HF224
HF225

Theater for the Performing Arts

 
HF226

HF227

HF228
HF229

HF230


WANTED


WANTED

HF231
HF232

HF233

HF234

HF235

HF236

HF237

(Tower of the Americas; measures 5-1/2 x 17-1/2)

 
HF238


WANTED


WANTED
HF239

HF240

HF241 (title unknown)  
HF242

HF243 (title unknown)  
HF244 (title unknown)  
HF245 (title unknown)  
HF246

HF247
HF248 (title unknown)  
HF249

HF250

HF251 (3 views)  
HF252 (3 views)  
HF253 (3 views)  

Part 3 Miscellaneous cards and booklets

They were produced by Plastichrome of Texas, Inc.

P81680A
10-card Pack WANTED  
20-card Pack Randomly selected groups of cards were sold in a paper wrapper.
Bonus Album Contains 10 postcards: HF119, HF121, HF122 (2 copies), HF127, HF128, HF129, HF130, HF133, HF137. The cards were detached for mailing and included a smaller version to be kept as a souvenir.
Mini Album The Mini Album used cropped views of the images used on HF101, HF105, HF107, HF111, HF117, HF120, HF121, HF124, and HF127.
Picture Book WANTED  
Scenicard #1 WANTED  
Scenicard #2 WANTED  
Scenicard #3 WANTED  
Souvenir Book Click here to download a copy of the book in Adobe PDF format.
Souvenir Folder
P91201

Part 4 - Exhibitor post cards

The following cards were distributed by HemisFair '68 participants.

Gulf

Gulf (attachment to above card)

IBM

Both of these cards measure 5.5x7 inches. The back side is the same on each.

Part 5 - Non-official post cards

While most HemisFair '68 post cards were sold under license, some vendors released cards hoping to cash in on the fair's popularity. These would have been sold off-site.


WANTED


WANTED

Thanks to Randy Treadway for scans of many of the cards I need.