Australia World Expo 1988 Enamel Pin
This pin featuring Expo Oz the Platypus is in great condition.
It has highly reflective metallic enamels and hence has been hard to capture faithfully in the picture.
It is in lovely condition though and is a great little add on for any pin collection.
Lapel pin depicting the World Expo and mascot Oz the platypus.
World Expo 88, also known as Expo ’88, was a World’s Fair held in Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia, during a six-month period between 30 April 1988 and 30 October 1988.
The theme of the Expo was “Leisure in the Age of Technology”, and the mascot for the Expo was an Australian platypus named Expo Oz.
The AU$625 million fair was the largest event of the 1988 Bicentennial celebrations of the European settlement of Australia.The event achieved both its economic aims and very good attendances, was successfully used to promote Queensland as a tourist destination and it spurred a major re-development at the South Brisbane site.Many of the exposition’s sculptures and buildings were retained by various entities around the state and are still in use or on display decades later.
*All history taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.