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John Lennon's Mr. Kite Poster - Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal

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This is a painstaking recreation of the unique victorian circus poster that inspired John Lennon to write "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite." It measures 10 3/8" wide by 18 5/8" tall. Each is silkscreened by hand onto 100# "True White" speckletone paper by French Paper. Silkscreening allows for the most accurate look of the poster that can be achieved short of having an actual printing press from 1843.

This is, without doubt, the most accurate replica of this poster ever created. I encourage anyone who is interested in purchasing this to first look around at the other replicas that have been made. You can find them cheaper (though lacking detail and print quality) and you can find them actually printed with a printing press (and VERY expensive) but none of them compare on actual accuracy.

I spent months ensuring that every detail was precisely accurate to the original, based on the few existing photos of the poster (I included one with John in my photos for comparison).

The text on the poster contains almost all the lyrics (or at least the seeds of what would become lyrics) to "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite." The original poster is a beautiful piece of music history, but Sean Lennon owns it now, so I hope I've created the next best thing; a lovely replica, suitable for hanging, that can be owned by the rest of us.

PLEASE NOTE: The poster comes UN-FRAMED. The image of the framed poster is intended as a display suggestion.

Posters are stored flat and, once ordered, are shipped in a wide tube to avoid curling.
This is a painstaking recreation of the unique victorian circus poster that inspired John Lennon to write "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite." It measures 10 3/8" wide by 18 5/8" tall. Each is silkscreened by hand onto 100# "True White" speckletone paper by French Paper. Silkscreening allows for the most accurate look of the poster that can be achieved short of having an actual printing press from 1843.

This is, without doubt, the most accurate replica of this poster ever created. I encourage anyone who is interested in purchasing this to first look around at the other replicas that have been made. You can find them cheaper (though lacking detail and print quality) and you can find them actually printed with a printing press (and VERY expensive) but none of them compare on actual accuracy.

I spent months ensuring that every detail was precisely accurate to the original, based on the few existing photos of the poster (I included one with John in my photos for comparison).

The text on the poster contains almost all the lyrics (or at least the seeds of what would become lyrics) to "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite." The original poster is a beautiful piece of music history, but Sean Lennon owns it now, so I hope I've created the next best thing; a lovely replica, suitable for hanging, that can be owned by the rest of us.

PLEASE NOTE: The poster comes UN-FRAMED. The image of the framed poster is intended as a display suggestion.

Posters are stored flat and, once ordered, are shipped in a wide tube to avoid curling.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(56)
Reviewed by nathanrbeveridge
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 5, 2018
Fast ship. I love it!
John Lennon's Mr. Kite Poster - Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal

Reviewed by LordRampantHump
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 5, 2018
I am so very happy with this purchase. It arrived today in a protective cone. The paper and print quality are fantastic. I can not wait to find a perfect frame for this. I am delighted with my purchase and will be ordering again soon for gifts.

Postage was quite slow but i do live in europe and I know that is not the fault of the seller as he shipped it almost straight away and i was able to track it along the way. While I was waiting he was available to reassure me that if there was a problem with delivery he would resolve it.

Thanks again to ThePropSmith for this wonderful and beautiful piece that will forever live in my home.

I encourage anyone interested to not hesitate, this is worth it!
I am so very happy with this purchase. It arrived today in a protective cone. The paper and print quality are fantastic. I can not wait to find a perfect frame for this. I am delighted with my purchase and will be ordering again soon for gifts.

Postage was quite slow but i do live in europe and I know that is not the fault of the seller as he shipped it almost straight away and i was able to track it along the way. While I was waiting he was available to reassure me that if there was a problem with delivery he would resolve it.

Thanks again to ThePropSmith for this wonderful and...
John Lennon's Mr. Kite Poster - Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal

Reviewed by Tracie Stock
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 8, 2017
This print made me so very Happy! The quality of the paper and the print are second to none. This will be the favorite gift of the holiday!! Thank you!
John Lennon's Mr. Kite Poster - Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal

Reviewed by Beryl
5 out of 5 stars
Nov 15, 2017
It is a well made poster on beautiful paper. I have just had it framed and is fantastic.
John Lennon's Mr. Kite Poster - Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal

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John Lennon's Mr. Kite Poster - Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: 100lb Recycled Speckletone French Paper, Black Ink Silkscreened by hand
  • Feedback: 56 reviews
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