1969-Timothy Leary for Governor-Joe Roberts Jr. Vintage Poster-PAE Graded Excellent '73'

closed on Friday, May 28, 2021

Final Auction Price
*Final prices include buyers premium
$900.00
Starting bid: $1.00
Total bids: 0

This vintage headshop poster from 1969 by Joe Roberts Jr. features one of the most important figures in the counterculture movement Timothy Leary! This poster reads "Come Together Join the Party" under the phrase "Timothy Leary For Governor of California". In May of 1969 Leary announced that he would be running for governor of California against the Republican incumbent Ronald Reagan. John Lennon went on to write the classic Beatles tune "Come Together" as a campaign song for Leary. Unfortunately Leary's candidacy ended in January of 1970 when he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a 1968 drug offense. This poster is visually appealing both under a blacklight and on its own!

 

Poster – Timothy Leary for Governor

Grade – PAE Excellent "73"

Year – 1969

Dimensions – 20 5/8" x 28 1/4"

Artist – Joe Roberts Jr.

Condition Details – Insect damage on reverse tears right edge. 100% Original with no restoration. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180 11:00 am to 6:00 pm eastern.

 

Note: This oversized poster will be rolled and shipped without our standard archival holder. The poster can be sealed in archival Mylar and shipped flat for an additional $15 fee. Shipping will be calculated accordingly. 

 

*****This poster is available for inspection at our gallery by appointment. *****

 

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