Sex Pistols – Two 1977 UK ‘God Save the Queen’ Handbills, designed by Jamie Reid
Two unused UK Sex Pistols handbills/gummed stickers, designed by Jamie Reid and used to promote their 1977 single “God Save the Queen.”
“God Save the Queen” was released during Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee; the record’s lyrics and the sleeve’s artwork were controversial, and the BBC refused to play it. The song reached #1 in the NME charts, but only made it to #2 in the official UK Singles chart, leading to accusations that the chart had been fixed to prevent the song from reaching #1.
The larger handbill/sticker pictures Queen Elizabeth with a safety pin in her mouth, and the famous lyric “God Save the Queen, she ain’t no human being,” and measures 4 1/8” x 5 1/2”. The smaller “No Future” handbill, utilizing the refrain (and original title) of the song, measures 5 1/4” x 2 3/4.” Both are in unused, near mint condition—the Queen handbill has a tiny, barely noticeable crease in the lower left corner.
With Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity. (Note: Two sizes of the Queen handbill/sticker were produced, we have the larger one listed elsewhere).
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