BILL RANDALL'S DATE BOOK '55 Pin-up wall calendar, large 20" X 9.5", 11 page/months and cover
- Condition Good overall condition, colors are still vibrant. See damage details and conditions in main text.
- 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 # 49118660
- Qty Available 1
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Bill Randall's Date Book calendars have always been quite popular, but for some reason the 1955 calendars are fairly hard to find.
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 the following issues it's in average condition. 1] The cover has a small tear on the left edge, held in place with a piece of archival tape. 2] November has a torn right lower corner, held in place with archival tape, and there is some previous mold damage that is also seen on the back side of October's page. The mold can be seen in the upper left quadrant of the November photo. 3] The December page is MISSING. I have always kept it in a flat clear archival plastic sleeve, that sleeve is included in the sale. Each page is still attached at the top to the original plastic binder that is not missing any "fingers".
Due to the limit of 10 photos per listing, I can't show every month, however April is identical to the cover artwork so I've elected not to show both, and the July page is not shown, but I can send a picture of July on request. [It's a fully dressed lady on a carousel horse.]
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