32 PIECES [16 pairs] OF 1940s - 50s PIN-UP PRINTS FOR SMALL WALL & DESK CALENDARS, UNUSED
- Condition Very nice overall condition, colors are still vibrant. Some have torn corners and edge problems. See photos for details.
- Return and Refund Policy Sold as-is, and as represented. Please ask questions before buying, as this is a used item.
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About 40 years ago I found a printing company in rural upstate New York that had closed in the early 1960s, and I bought all the "over runs". Everything had been put away in wooden boxes and kept dry. The printing company specialized in producing wall calendars, and only printed with the old style "Stone-Litho Letterpress" system. These are 100% original to the 1940s and 1950s, not modern copies.
These 16 PAIRS [32 prints in total] of prints are a sampling of what I found and still have in inventory. Sizes vary from about 5" to about 3.25" tall. Each print was made using paper already coated on the back side with the old style adhesive, that when slightly wetted, the print can be glued into place. Note that these were only rough cut and may require trimming or corners squared. See photos for close-up details.
DEALERS - consider this: For many years I bought small wall calendars with "ordinary" bucolic rural scenes or simple general scenes. I would remove those pictures and replace them with these pin-up prints that match the timeframe of the calendar. I never had any problem selling these pin-up calendars for 5 to 10 times more, while the ordinary calendars simply didn't sell. To paraphrase a well-known insurance company: "5 minutes of work can get you a lot more money in sales!"
I'll do the math for you: You get 32 original letterpress pin-up prints, many by well-known artists, for less than $3 each, including shipping. You will be hard-pressed to find a single original print anywhere close to that price, and even poor quality Asian-made digital copies sell for more.
Price includes free shipping in the USA 48 states only.
Please note that because of my cheap price, I am not able to accept lower offers. I can offer these on feebay and sell 'em all day long for more, but I hate how feebay treats long-time sellers!