BILL RANDALL'S DATE BOOK '57 Pin-up wall calendar, large 16" X 9.5", 12 page/months and cover
- Condition Very nice [but not mint] overall condition, colors are still vibrant. NO MISSING PAGES.
- Return and Refund Policy Sold as-is, and as represented. Please ask questions before buying, as this is a used item that is not perfect.
- Item # 48727206
- Qty Available 1
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Bill Randall's Date Book calendars have always been quite popular, but for some reason the 1957 calendars are fairly hard to find, especially complete with all 13 pages [including cover].
In the 1970s I was part of a crew cleaning out an old building in downtown Baltimore in preparation for renovations. The address [17 E. Fayette St.] was the location of Marty's Old Colonial Restaurant and Bar. Cleaning out a back storage room, I was getting ready to toss an old box into the dumpster, the box top fell off and I saw the box was filled with old calendars, so I set the box aside, putting my name on the box. On returning home later that day, I found the box was filled with many 1940s thru 1960s pin-up calendars, and this is one of those I discovered that day. It has been a part of my erotic art and pin-up collection ever since.
Yes, this calendar has been in my collection for about 45 years, twice as long as it was in the Baltimore location! It has always been kept out of sunlight since I've had it, and other than minor age-related issues it's in very nice condition. One of the top tabs at the extreme right corner of the cover is missing, this shows up as a white patch in the cover photo. There are no repairs, tears, or missing pieces of the pages, however there is typical slight edge wear on various pages due to it being 65 years old. I have always kept it in a flat clear archival plastic sleeve, that sleeve is included in the sale. Each page is in the original plastic binder that is not missing any "fingers".
I can only show 10 photos in a listing, so I cannot show the last 3 pages. If you contact me I can send you photos of those 3 pages.
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