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John Riccardelli Clip 1: Collecting World's Fair Items

Collection: Queens Museum Oral History Project Records at the Archives at Queens Library: John Riccardelli
Date: Time Period: 1940; 1970; 2014-11-09; Interview recorded: Nov 9, 2014 Material: Digital audio recording made using Zoom H2 digital recorder and Adobe Audition. Dimension: Total running time: 0:01:16
Creator: John Riccardelli Identifier: aql:18367 riccardelli_john_clip1

Description: John Riccardelli describes how he began collecting World's Fair artifacts. He found his brother's stuff from the World's Fair in the early 1970's. He was in high school at the time but realized that he could make a profit by collecting and selling items. he describes his interest in collecting postcards and explains that many collectors ignore small things like postcards but Mr. Riccardelli has over 4000 unique cards from the 1939-1940 Fair.

Collection : aql:20455; aql:18354

Creator : John Riccardelli

Date : Time Period: 1940; 1970; 2014-11-09; Interview recorded: Nov 9, 2014

Summary/Description : John Riccardelli describes how he began collecting World's Fair artifacts. He found his brother's stuff from the World's Fair in the early 1970's. He was in high school at the time but realized that he could make a profit by collecting and selling items. he describes his interest in collecting postcards and explains that many collectors ignore small things like postcards but Mr. Riccardelli has over 4000 unique cards from the 1939-1940 Fair.

Subject : Collectibles

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Coverage : Locations discussed: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, NY Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (New York, N.Y.) Queens (New York, N.Y.)

Type : Oral history

Format : Digital audio recording made using Zoom H2 digital recorder and Adobe Audition.; Total running time: 0:01:16

Identifier : aql:18367 riccardelli_john_clip1

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