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.
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.