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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Phoenix Poster Framing - 13th Floor Elevators "Pooh" Handbill

Phoenix poster framing
Phoenix poster framing
Check out this ultra rare 13th Floor Elevators "Pooh" handbill. It's an extremely rare (black & white variant) handbill from the Vulcan Gas Co. in Austin, TX. It was used to promote a series of shows featuring the 13th Floor Elevators & Shiva's Headband. Show dates were November 3 & 4, 1967, and they drew very large crowds and really established the Vulcan Gas as the "it" place in psychedelic Austin. This is just the 2nd image in the Vulcan Gas series, and the artwork (Winnie The Pooh never goes out of style) comes courtesy of Gilbert Shelton.

This handbill measures 8 1/2" x 11", and is in excellent condition. The paper has a very minor tone to it, and there is a single small piece of dried tape on the back (this could be easily removed if so desired). It displays beautifully, and is one of the rare/early Texas pieces (I can't imagine there are more than a handful of these around). This is a "negative" variant of this handbill. The "negative" variant is that they have the black and white reversed. It's a "negative" of the piece. These are rare as hen's teeth! In fact, it's the first one I've seen for auction!

I won this puppy at auction and I am waiting to receive it. Then, I will take it to Esprit Decor for professional framing. Esprit Decor is my Phoenix poster framing stop. I trust them with this rare material.

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