Brussels-Scarce Original 1958 American Express Tours to Brussels for the Fair #1152
There are surprisingly very few souvenir items available from this mid-century exposition. I’m always keeping an eye open for any and all world’s fair items from 1851-1986 (Vancouver BC). I’ve included the latter and the 1974 Spokane fair because I attended them. Otherwise my cutoff date for inclusion in our sales would have been 1964-65 New York. But in all these searches I find fewer 1958 Brussels items than any other fair represented in this sale even counting the rather obscure 1926 Sesquicentennial.
This brochure is in excellent condition and features the massive Atomium above the abstract star representative of the ’58 fair. It’s interesting to note that the American Express tour wasn’t for the general public, but rather for members of the armed services and I’d guess a small number of others.