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Beatles Memorabilia78 of 183Beatles poster from ??? Is it original and does it have any value?Renaissace Minstrels volume II/ Beatles
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Posted 3 years ago

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I'm not really sure whats this is worth as i can find literally NOTHING about this on the internet. I was hoping someone can tell me more about what i have here. This banner is made out of a clothy/paperish material. It has like string woven throughout the entire picture. Its truly an amazing piece. Wondering if any beatle lovers out there can tell me more about it.
you can email cennon_graham@hotmail.com if you know anything else about it or just post some links. i am very curious about it. The dimesions are like 7 foot tall x 4 ft across . thanks!

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  1. guymannering guymannering, 2 years ago
    I don't know if comment #1 is legit or not. What looks like damage looks to me like confetti and is part of the picture. And the horizontal and vertical lines look like damage.... but on closer examination they don't look right to be damage (in the pictures anyway--wish I could see it in person). Look at the pink line accross Ringo's adams apple. Why would damage make it pink? I think the picture is made from a photo (Ringo's fingers are blurred) and double exposed with Venetian Blinds, then colorized (maybe posterized) by whatever methods they had in the late 60's. DON'T TRASH IT because of what the other guy said.
  2. guymannering guymannering, 2 years ago
    The poster is from a photo by John Launois.
    Here is a site made by Launois's son which has a contact link--I recomend asking his son about the poster.
    http://theamericanbook.com/
  3. yogabluefish, 2 years ago
    It is confetti and part of the poster. It does have a small tear at the top but is in relatively good condition considering it's size and that it is made out of tissue like paper. Thanks for the info guymannering! I was also told this picture was used on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine for the Beatles 20th Anniversary edition (1984). I have never seen anything like it on any Beatles sites or ebay which make me believe it's rare.
  4. guymannering guymannering, 2 years ago
    yogabluefish,
    It is very slightly different than the cover of roll-stone--Probably had a motor drive on camera and took several in quick succession.
    @retroechoes --I looked after I spoke: and saw your experience. I never INTEND to insult anybody. Have you seen many copies of this poster? Did they have that venation-blind pattern? As a non-pro I want to ask, why specifically, it is in such bad condition? I'd like to learn. :-)
  5. guymannering guymannering, 2 years ago
    How bout that yogabluefish? A whole page of the straight scoop! Thanks retroechoes!
  6. guymannering guymannering, 2 years ago
    Have no idea how to delete.
  7. BeatleJim55 BeatleJim55, 2 years ago
    This photo was taken not long before The Beatles were to leave for the US for their first coast to coast tour...beginning in San Fran on August 19,1964...and ending in NYC on Sept.20,1964.It was a publicity photo taken in London.The Beatles heard that they were to be given a ticker tape parade in San Fran.when they arrived on August 19...hence the photo.Because of what happened to JFK the previous Nov.22,1963...The Beatles...especially George Harrison...vetoed the idea of a ticker tape parade...fearing something like that might happen to them.

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