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    Woodstock Festival Large Horizontal Bus Sign (1969).
    An oversized, thick cardboard advertising poster for Woodstock that was adorned to the side of city busses to help spread the word in the summer of 1969 about the upcoming Aquarian Exposition.

    Any time you can find a large, colorful cardboard concert poster from the 1960's with the names Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead and The Who on it, you know you're on to something special. Throw in the Jefferson Airplane, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Santana, The Band and everyone else, and it obviously becomes unique.

    Very few of the bus signs have ever surfaced, making it infinitely scarcer than the smaller (but wildly popular) vertical paper versions. This bus sign is so rare that it's the very first time Heritage Auctions has had the pleasure of offering one for sale.

    For many, this item's grand size is a perfect match for the legend that is Woodstock. Its message could be seen across the street, and luckily it lists all the musicians that the paper versions do. In fact, it's the exact same Arnold Skolnick artwork, just reconfigured to a horizontal format. Framed up, this masterpiece of 1960's concert-poster ephemera would command any room or office in the house, and be a constant source of comments and conversation by anyone who encountered it, young or old.

    Measures 21x43.75", in Very Good minus condition with vertical creasing on the right-hand side breaking the red color from top to bottom. Also the normal wear & tear one would expect from a used bus sign, including toning throughout. COA from Heritage Auctions.




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    Auction Dates
    July, 2019
    20th-21st Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 21
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