Inflation and the international oil crisis failed to dampen interest in this year's Frankfurt Spring Fair, which opened on Sunday (3rd March).
GV EXT. Exhibition Building.
SV Sign naming exhibitors TILT DOWN to doorway.
GV INT. Exhibits
SV Japanese exhibits (2 shots)
GV Polish exhibits materials.
SCU Ceylonese exhibits of painted faces and masks.
SCU Sign Sri Lanka and exhibits of buttons.
SV & CU Soviet exhibits: dolls.
CU & SV Hong Kong exhibits radios etc.
SV & CU Israeli exhibits, rings.
SV Nepalese exhibits pottery.
Initials TH/VS. 18.06 TH/VS 18.18
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Background: Inflation and the international oil crisis failed to dampen interest in this year's Frankfurt Spring Fair, which opened on Sunday (3rd March).
The international trade fair - now in its 52nd year - attracted 3,230 exhibitors from all over the world, an increase of 156 on the number last year.
The range of retail goods increased, while the exhibition display area was enlarged by nearly 20 per cent to 111,110 square metres (about 12,000,000 square feet).
West Germany, Great Britain, Italy, France, the United States and Israel were the biggest exhibitors of the 46 countries represented at the Fair. The Soviet Union and Poland were also represented.
The goodson display included glass and porcelain were, furniture, jewellery, musical instruments, hairdressing products and smokers' accessories.
The Spring Fair was officially opened by the West German Minister of Economics, Dr. Hans Friedrichs.