Soft Machine – Arthur Brown – UFO/Osiris Concert Poster
An extremely nice copy of the very rare poster "UFO COMING" by Hapshash and the Coloured Coat; #104 in the Osiris series (the highly acclaimed and collectible psychedelic posters made in London in 1967/68, printed and distributed by the Osiris Agency. ) This poster advertised early shows by Soft Machine, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, and the "Liverpool Love Festival."(br)The poster measures approximately 19 3/4" x 29 1/2" and is in incredible near mint condition (a very slight bit of edge wrinkling and a 1/4" edge tear, and an area at the bottom where the gold ink has gone on a bit unevenly–much more subtle than it looks in the scan–but otherwise mint.) Printed on fairly thin paper with metallic ink, these posters are almost never found in this condition.(br)This is one of rarest of all the Osiris posters, and in the only other sale we know of a copy, a much lesser copy sold for $2450 last October.(br)While many of the Osiris/ Hapshash posters have been bootlegged and passed off as original first printings,but this one has never been. However, should you wish to read up on this problem, there is an excellent and just updated article about this and the Osiris/Hapshash posters in general by Brad Rogers at (http:/www.whocollection.com/hapshash_&_osiris_posters.htm ). Brad has detailed much about the bootleg Osiris posters and it's really worth checking out. Don't believe the dealers who claim these weren't bootlegged–they absolutely were. Forget people's claims that there was a "newly found stash" of originals–it's not true. Brad has just updated his site with even more information about the originals versus fakes. Again, this particular poster has never been bootlegged.
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