You say it does not have any drawers but there looks to be two at the front, if not drawers any idea what the knobs are for.
As for the wooden frame at the back, I wonder if it is some kind of technical drawing desk, or campaign desk.
I've spotted what look like CD sleeves and posters in the same colours and style, so almost definitely reprints, but not necessarily photos of impersonators.
Thank you guys for your input, I was hoping that I was sitting on a goldmine…"
"Yes I have already seen that entry on Google, but it's talking about a Poster not a Programme.
Also, when you read the article the information is a little confusing.
It would be stupid on my part to accept one Google entry as definitive proof,…"
"Bad news, your poster was made "decades later", a reproduction. The original posters had pix of the entertainers, show times, costs, name of MC and record spinner.
If you Google, the Surf Ballroom posters, and click "Images" when…"
Thanks again for your reply.
Sadly I have not answered my own question, all I have done is remove the Gaumont Theatre programme from my enquiry.
I am still looking for anyone here who may be able to offer information on the authenticity of the…"
"Did you answer your own question? Google, March 1959 calendar, and it is displayed; likewise other years. As you said, Monday, March 3 was in 1958 a year before.
The 3rd in '59 was a Tuesday, and in '57, a Sunday.
Such a sad…"
I am assuming you have opened up the back as in most cases there should be some details on the inside of the case, makers marks, retailer, reg/serial numbers and maybe some hallmarks if gold (May also have a second dust back panel (Sorry…"
'The Surf Ballroom Winter Dance Party February 2nd 1959' ‘PROGRAM’I understand that some posters were quickly and cheaply printed for the event and are very rare to find, they were also reprinted decades later (Some in different colours) to commemorate the event.My enquiry is not about the posters, my enquiry is as to whether or not a small amount of hand-held PROGRAMS were also printed at the same time the original posters were printed back in 1959.Reason I ask is because I have just found two…See More
Thanks for the info.
The three photos of hallmarks are as good as they get, they are not very big and quite rubbed.
And i did clean them first, used a macro setting and no flash, I would also have turned them the right way up if I knew…"
"I can't make anything out with your pics of the hall mark. But, from your other pics, It is made very similar to a Scottish Cloak pin. Based on the looks of it however, I would say Middle Eastern, or possibly Israeli in origin.
"Too much flash and not well focused. Use the macro setting on your camera (flower icon), turn off flash, wash mark with water and soft brush, pat dry. Use overhead lighting or sunlight. Turn your mark so that it is upright, or rotate your pic.