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Art Deco! The 1925 Paris Exposition

  • February 06, 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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Art Deco! The 1925 Paris Exposition

With Tom Broadhead

Saturday, February 6, 4:00 Eastern

The 1925 Paris “Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes” highlighted French supremacy in the decorative arts and the Art Deco movement. Although no permanent structures remain from the exposition, art deco and its revivals are global examples of its importance. Its postal artifacts, including stamps, cancellations, postal history and postcards are vivid reminders of the event.

We will talk about stamp development, exposition promotion, and scandals associated with the stamps and the fair!

Tom Broadhead is 2nd vice president of ATA and has been an avid stamp collector for more than 60 years. Although Tom’s primary collecting interest is the 20th century postal history of France, he is an ardent champion of the study of images on stamps and how they reflect the history and culture of their issuing nations and has collected the 1925 Art Deco theme for more than 35 years. A professor of geology at The University of Tennessee, Tom enjoys occasionally teaching a seminar on the culture of stamps for honors students. He is active in the Knoxville Philatelic Society, where he has been newsletter editor for 15 years.  

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