Being a huge Beatles ephmera collector i was delighted to have the chance to buy this fairly recently.
Its an original poster on thin card that I bought from a guy whos father used to print the posters duing this era and the 1970s , im 100% convinced of its originality. I paid £230 for it due to it being quite heavily cropped at the top and bottom , were it not cropped its price would have beyond my pocket , so the price I paid was the trade off for the inherant damage.
The poster was cropped originally to be put into the factory portfolio as examples of what the factory was capable of doing for future customers , it also has two hole punches in it ...and of course The Beatles at this time were just releasing their 1st UK single and Album and no-one could imagined the future impact they were going to have on the world so what did it matter if the artwork was damaged , beat groups were two a penny right?
Now here is what i need advice about ....
Ive been in contact with a poster restore company "POSTERFIX" in the USA (Im UK) and have been quoted the price that it would cost in the region of $800-$1200 to have it restored to its full image.
The inkwork itself looks to be fairly straight forward if done with care and knowledge , but there are two small photographic images of the two missing Beatles (Paul and George) that would need extra attention to not look awful....
So my two main questions are:
A) do you think im wasting my time and would it actually distract from what is undoubtably an exceedinly rare poster , whatever the condition?
B) Is the poster restore company I am thinking of using any good? ...(click the youtube video below to see them do the same to an original , but badly damaged Andy Warhol poster).
See also below an example of what the poster looks like in its complete state.
Any thoughts and insights would be much appreciated.
Last edited by Fattyramone
on Sat May 26, 2012 10:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.