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Circus Posters and Ephemera52 of 66Red Skelton Clown Lithograph 1972ART DECO CIRCUS / CARNIVAL POSTER
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    Posted 10 years ago

    Mamamule
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    I have a stack of these posters left in a storage room of a business I used to own. The location of the business has a history with the circus. These are 1972 reprints of 1899 Barnum and Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth. They were printed by People's Gallery of Albuquerque, N.M. They measure 38X25 inches and are printed on a very heavy weight polished paper stock. The colors are beautiful. As I said, there is a stack of these 4 designs, all in perfect condition. I probably have 100 or more. I do not know how or why these came to be where I found them, but they were abandonded and forgotten. I have no idea if they are of any value or if they are a plesent surprise look into a time long gone. I would love any information anyone might have as to value or anything else about these lovely items. Thanks so much.

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    1. Esther110 Esther110, 9 years ago
      A set of these would look great on the wall leading to my bedroom...*hint* *hint*

      As a kid I came to hate B + B Circus....My mom took me to see them when I was about 7, -and I loved it- . Problem is, everytime a circus was in town, I'd ask to go and always get the same answer: "If you've seen the best in the world, why would you want to see something less? And I never went to a circus again...until I took my kids. And I took them to every circus I could.
    2. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Awesome find Mamamule, Sounds like you have an awesome find on your hands with many more to spare. They are definitely works of art in my opinion. You should be able to find homes for some of the others with no problem. Thanks for sharing!

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