16 IDENTICAL PIECES OF VARGA/VARGAS JUNE 1948 PIN-UP PRINTS FOR SMALL ESQUIRE DESK CALENDARS
- Condition Very nice overall condition, colors are still vibrant. 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.
- Item # 49745036
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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 1947-48 era, not modern copies.
These 16 identical prints shows a lovely lady in her robe as she reclines on a bed or sofa. The signature is the famous VARGA [this is the same artist as VARGAS, but Esquire insisted on the shortened version for copywrite purposes, and until Vargas went to work for Playboy, his signatures were VARGA]. Varga items are generally harder to find than Vargas signed work, because Playboy aggressively promoted his work once he left Esquire. This is the June 1948 calendar page for the annual Esquire Magazine desk calendar, all 16 are identical. They are part of what I found and still have in inventory.
Price includes free shipping in the USA 48 states only.
My price is for all 16 pieces, that works out to only $5 per calendar page, and that's a very low price for original 1948 Varga prints. 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!