1969-Orange Sunshine Delivery Cards- Artist-Michael Wood- Signed by Tim Scully- Not Graded

closed on Friday, August 18, 2017

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This lot features a very special offering from the history of psychedelic pharmacology in America - a pair of ultra rare and highly desirable Brotherhood of Eternal Love Orange Sunshine distribution cards. The provenance of these cards is unimpaechable- they were consigned by David Mantell who worked with Nick Sand and Tim Scully in the Windsor Lab.

The history: Here is how David explains the cards:

"In early 1969 I worked in the Windsor Lab where Tim Scully taught Nick Sand and myself the process for making very pure LSD which he had learned from Bear Stanley. The LSD was put in orange tablets a tribute to the Vietnamese monks to suggest the color of their robes. In the market it was known as "Orange Sunshine". I was paid for my work with a quantity of the LSD we made. I wanted to give it away but in a more graceful manner than just handing out pills."

"I offered a cash price at the San Francisco Art Institute for the best graphioc design for cards for LSD distribution.Michael Wood won the contest and designed both cards."Let Sunshine do" was our exapansion on the acronym LSD.I distributed the cards at events in the bay area all for free. This strategy was then adopted by The Brotherhood of Eternal Love."

The card and insert offered here was found and sent to me by Tim Scully. Tim inscribed and signed the card "We tried to save the world.Tim Scully".

The Card Set: The only other example of the rectangular card that we have seen auctioned realized $693.00 on 5/12/16. That card exhibited wear stains and a tackhole. THE BUTTERFLY INSERT WAS NOT INCLUDED. This lot includes the insert butterfly card (that held the LSD) that exhibits light edge wear and toning and the rectangualr card in beautiful near mint conditon with minor corner bumps.. The card is inscribed and signed by Tim Scully as described above.

A letter of provenance signed by David Mantell is also included.