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1969 The Beatles Abbey Road Advertising Stand-up Display
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $522.00
Magnificent original 1969 point-of-sale stand-up advertising display for the Beatles Abbey Road album. Designed for record store counter or window display, this heavy cardboard advertising display features diecut images of the Fab Four in their famous crosswalk stroll along the top, and a complete list of the new album's songs and production credits below. Released on September 26, 1969, Abbey Road was meant to be the band's farewell album after contentious studio sessions in the late '60s. Ultimately, it turned out to be their next to last record of new material (Let It Be followed in 1970), but would go on to be one of the group's best sellers, trailing only Sgt. Pepper. Featuring such classics as "Come Together," "Oh! Darling," and "Here Comes The Sun," Abbey Road reached #1 in the U.S. on November 1, 1969, and the image of the shaggy-haired quartet striding in unison across its cover is ingrained into the collective consciousness of pop culture to this day. In 1969, this store sign introduced the world to the new album and this famous image. This is a very rare Beatles advertising piece, distributed only to selected stores for display. They were not available to the public. The display has bright, vibrant colors. The only noticeable flaw is a single horizontal crease across George, Paul, and John, just above where their diecut images extend beyond the body of the sign, otherwise in Excellent condition. Dimensions: 18.5 x 12 inches. Beautifully and very expensively shadowbox framed to total dimensions of 32 x 25 inches. This is a rare and classic Beatles advertising display featuring their most enduring image. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $522.00
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