RR Auction 1969 Beatles Abbey Road In-Store Promotional Floor Display

11 Feb

RR Auctions BeatlesOriginal color three-part 1969 Beatles Abbey Road in-store promotional floor display, standing almost five feet high. In very good condition, with horizontal creasing to each figure, some other small creases to background, and expected light overall age wear. The most impressive and imposing of the various Abbey Road promotional items is this cardboard record store floor display that held up to two dozen copies of the Apple Records album. The oversized 22 x 22 die-cut album is affixed to a cardboard pole from behind that fits into the back of the record bin. Exceedingly rare, no more than a half-dozen of these displays are known to have survived the 42 years since its original release on October 1, 1969. The Beatles final studio masterpiece was ranked #14 on the Rolling Stone Magazine list of the ‘500 Greatest Albums of All-Time’ and, in 2009, was voted by readers as The Beatles’ finest album. Due to the fragility of this promotional display, as is the case with other similar, over-sized and multi-part displays of the era, they were usually discarded by record outlets because of their size. The few that survived were usually the result of being rescued by fans. Finding them today, especially in good condition is quite uncommon. RRAuction COA.

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