Big Brother Bo Diddley San Francisco 66 Mouse Kelley

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New image FD-021 Big Brother Bo Diddley SF 66 Mouse Kelley
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This poster is a printer's proof and has "experiment" written on the bottom. It is also signed by Stanley Mouse.

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Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:31 pm

Hello all,
Found this poster just north of Tallahassee in Thomasville, GA. Looking for a little help in figuring out which printing this poster is. If anyone has any info it would be highly appreciated. Here are a few photos of the poster. Thanks in advance!
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:42 pm

This one isn't as easy as many of the FDs and BGs are to differentiate printings. From ClassicPosters.com:

The original poster was printed on vellum and contains no credits other than those of the artists. There are fine blue lines separating the letters in the word “Earthquake.” This poster measures approximately 14″ x 20″.

The second print poster was printed on uncoated index stock and measures approximately 14″ x 20″. There are no blue lines separating the letters in the word “Earthquake.”

The third print poster was printed on uncoated index stock and measures approximately 14″ x 20″. This poster has letter separations like the original.

Although I don't have this particular poster and have not seen one in person, it's my understanding that the section area between the E and A in Earthquake is the easiest spot to find the "fine blues lines seperating the letters".

There's also a forgery with a San Francisco Poster Company credit.

Good luck on this being a 1st print, they're valuable!
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:47 pm

Hey stix,
How the hell did you find an FD poster in Thomasville? I drive through there on my way to the beach every year. If there's a poster shop there, I might stop and take a look next time I'm passing through.
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:58 pm

Hi Rick, I recently purchase a flat file from an older lady looking to clear out some room. In the flat file, along with other things, this poster was just sitting in there. The lady mentioned how it used to belong to her older brother. They both lived ^in SF a while ago and now since her folks aren't around any longer they came back to take care of their parents home in Thomasville. I guess right place at the right time. Just really lucky Rick! Now, just trying to figure the mystery of the poster. I couldn't believe she handed it to me after I purchased the cabinet from her.
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:05 pm

Thanks, stix. I hope yours is a first edition. I'll check my copy of King's guide tonight on the various edition differences. I'll post anything I find that's different or additional to what pezlar has already posted.
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:17 pm

Anyone familiar with this version? On heavy paper

20 x 26 signed by Kelly and Mouse, written "Artist's Proof"

How many made? Date?

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Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:41 pm

Hey baseman,
Your copy is a 1986 printing, 20 3/64 x 26 3/16. It's the only large sized printing of this poster. It's a hand printed silkscreen. All copies of this version were signed by both artists. It looks like you have an AP from that run. Sweet! Wolfgangsvault lists it for $98. I don't know how many were printed. My guess is 500, because that's how many were printed of other oversized BG and FD prints (like BG105) in the '80's.
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:51 pm

Hey stix,
pezlar's info looks good, but there's additional info and printings...

1st print: size = 12 29/32 x 20

2nd: 14 3/16 x 20 15/32... There is no separation of letters EAR in earthquake

3rd: 14 3/16 x 20 29/64

4th: Pirate version, early 70's, "San Francisco Poster Co", 15 1/8 x 22 9/64

5th: 20 3/64 x 26 3/16 oversized silkscreen print from 1986

6th: Discovered ~2000, this version was printed around the time of the concert. Above the word DANCE at the top of the poster, the top border is straight for about 4 1/4" (whereas the left end of this line slopes downward on the 1st & 2nd printings. There are no letter separations in the word Earthquake on this printing long size = 14 9/64 x 20 53/64. There's more to this one, but I've covered enought for you to know whether this is what you have.
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:38 pm

I'd like to thank you both. I'll update soon. :clap:
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:43 pm

holy crap.. congrats man. I dream of having a find like that..
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Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:43 pm

Sorry phishstix101, but it's a second printing.

Here's a link to a pic of a first printing. As you can see, the separation between the letters is very noticeable.

http://www.sixtiesposters.com/fd21.htm
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Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:39 pm

Thank you all who hepled immensely! Incredibly generous with your time and knowledge!
With the help of fellow EBr's I came to the conclusion the poster is a second edition. It took me a half of a day to figure out that the lettering in the first edition is the same as the third. The second edition lettering a bit different. I just couldnt see it and then it finally hit me. I feel very lucky to have this print in my collection. Now to figure out how to get the poster archivally cleaned and restored. So once again, Im asking for a bit of direction in anyone reliable and knowledgeable on how to restore the poster. Thanks to all who helped!
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Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:04 pm

I definitely wouldn't have it restored. If you check the price history for the second printing, you'll see that they're very inexpensive. You could buy a near mint second printing for much less than what it would cost to have your copy restored.
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