Rolling Stones Street Fighting Man 45-909
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Sleeve has a couple bends and white spots near edges
The picture sleeve for this record is extremely RARE!
Original 1968 Sleeve Fantastic Photo Quality
Here is how Bonhams described the sleeve in its catalog for a June 2011 auction:
Street Fighting Man was the first picture sleeve released by the Stones that did not feature an image of the band. The single was first released in August of 1968, just before the Chicago Democratic National Convention, where riots broke out between demonstrators and the Chicago police force.
The Stones’ picture sleeve used two images depicting police brutality taken from one of the many riots that had broken out in over one hundred U.S. cities [earlier] that year. The record company deemed the sleeve to be inappropriate and it was immediately withdrawn.
No one knows for sure how many examples of this sleeve have survived but most estimate the number to be between ten and eighteen copies, placing it among the rarest pieces of Rolling Stones memorabilia.”
That is the only copy of the picture sleeve to London 45-909 to sell on eBay in the past ten years!
Last one that sold on Ebay sold for $9,001 and was VGSleeve has some white marks on the edges and very slight fading in the coloration.
On Jan-15-15 at 18:05:48 PST, seller added the following information:
This is not a verified sleeve, the gloss of the paper around on the edges are possibly questionable and are hard to compare without seeing it in hand.
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