1985 Peter Max Signed Salesman's-Sample Christmas-Card Album

Sold For: $420

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2372

Item Year: 1985

Category: Americana

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Exceedingly rare salesman's-sample album, issued by Regency in 1985, displaying the company's line of Christmas cards designed by renowned pop artist Peter Max. The design of the colorful notebook-style album (12 x 14 inches), which is identical front and back, features a portrait image of Max and is titled "Greetings From The World Of Peter Max." Inside are thirty-seven individual pages, each of which displays a different Christmas card and envelope (affixed to the page by means of adhesive, but in such a way that each card can be opened to read the various greetings). Each page displays the card's respective order number, as well as pricing. The final page in the album displays information regarding envelope printing and additional ordering instructions. Additionally, there are two other Christmas cards accompanying the album (not mounted to a page), one of which has been inscribed "Max 1985," in black marker (grading "8") on the front. The first card in the album is detached from its page, but is present. All of the cards (various sizes) remain in Near Mint condition overall (without reference to the mounting), as do the pages. The album displays minor wear and is in Excellent to Mint condition. We have never seen this album before and the fact that it includes a card signed by Max only adds to its desirability. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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