1966 The Rolling Stones Tour of Britain. And another great signed program.

The Rolling Stones1966 British Tour was a concert tour by the band. The tour commenced on September 23 and concluded on October 9, 1966.

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I’ve been fortunate to have been able to pick up my second signed program from the 1966 tour, the first being the American tour seen below.

Picture 1IMG_0189 IMG_0190 IMG_0191 IMG_0192 IMG_0193The newest is from the 1966 British tour with a beautiful clean set of signatures on the “A Biography By Charlie Watts” page inside the program. Artwork by of course, Charlie Watts.

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30 I usually end up buying another program to frame up with the one I have signed. I was attracted to this set and example because of the page they decided to sign on. The signatures are large and super clean.

It’s hard to find items from the early days signed on white background, lighter paper or album. Most of the Stones early album covers were all pretty much dark and black making it difficult for them to sign in pen on the covers. It was also hard to sign over the dark photos.

So most of the early signed Stones albums you see are usually signed on the back.

Depending on much text was on the reverse of the album, usually a lot, will often effects how appealing the signatures are and how clean they appear to be. This can also be a huge factor in determining value. It’s why signed albums are the most rare of all signed items. Really great ones are just super hard to find.

Remember, there were no sharpies in the 60’s.

Peace and happy hunting.

Gary Rocks

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