Over the years, this
has been an extremely difficult poster to properly identify. However, it now
appears as if there is a dependable way to identify original FD-61 posters,
The original/first print poster has a 1/8" wide horizontal band (it looks
like a shadow...a very faintly darker shade of blue than the border ink color)
that runs parallel to, below and touching the lowest pink border of the poster.
This band is most visible beginning just above the "s" in "outlets" at the
bottom and running to the left edge of the paper. There is also a narrow
"shadow" band that extends vertically from the aforementioned band (at a right
angle) up the lower left edge of the poster. This band measures approx.
1 1/2", or longer. Certain colors on the first print vary from the reprint.
The background color of the insert is a navy blue (this matches the original
postcard insert color), and the orange and pink are flatter/lighter than the
reprint. The posters generally have to be held side by side for these
differences to be noticeable. However, if you are able to compare one
from each printing, there is no mistaking the color differences. This
poster measures approx. 14" X 20".
The second print poster, an authorized reprint, does not have the "shadow"
band mentioned in the description of the first print. The background
color of the insert of this poster is more purple/indigo, and the pink and
orange are deeper and more intense. This poster carries the notation
"No. 61-1", but is NOT an original poster. Some of the second print
posters have a small dot left of "Moscoso", and some do not. This poster
measures approx. 14" X 20", and was printed no later than 1968.
The original postcard was printed prior to the shows, and measures approx.
5" X 7". It exists with two different backs (place stamp here & bulk