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NR 5 Sopwith Camel 1st Printing Posters (2) Light/Dark Blue
Listing # 5115
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Current price $100.00
Starting bid: $100.00
Quantity: 1
# of bids: 1
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Location: new york
Started: 3/3/2013 11:00:00 PM
Ended: 3/11/2013 11:40:00 PM
Seller: Admin
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 Pair of original 1st printing (no #5 -see close-ups) 14 x 20" (appx.) concert posters for early Bay Area pop/psych band Sopwith Camel on 2/6-9 and 2/11-12/1967, and the Only Alternative (and His Other Possibilities) on 2/10/1967, all at the Matrix in San Francisco, CA. Art by Victor Moscoso, image is # 5 in the Neon Rose series, this lot includes TWO (2) examples with different shades of blue ink (a lighter, more cobalt tone  as opposed to a darker navy blue tone). Medium flat index stock posters are in very good (light blue example) and excellent to near mint (A-/B+ to B+) condition; both examples have a few stray pinch dings, the light blue example has a tiny nip out of the top right corner, light edge creasing and a 3-4" horizontal bend going from the "el" of "Camel" to the right center margin, but is otherwise fine. Initially, I thought that I had two different printings (which may still be determined, the jury is out), but when the credits matched up, it turned out to be two versions of the same poster.... a fascinating study in contrasts, this lot is definitely for the hardcore oddball variant hunter. Very cool, indeed.

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