The New Decade Kickoff Sale (Auction #111)
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A true period piece and snapshot of history. This original poster features John Sinclair, Minister of Information of the White Panther Party in 1969. The White Panthers were a far-left, anti-racist, white political group founded in 1968 by John Sinclair, Leni Sinclair and Pun Plamondon. John Sinclair made every effort to ensure that the White Panthers were not mistaken for a white supremacist group, responding to such claims with "Quite The Contrary." 

 

Sinclair also founded the Ann Arbor Sun, a local newspaper in Michigan which changed to the Trans-Love Energies Organization, operated by his wife Leni and artist Gary Grimshaw. They set up shop 1510 Hill St, where the Ann Arbor Sun was located. The newspaper published the White Panthers ten-point program statement in 1968 and a revised listing in 1969. The statement requested complete freedom and equality for all. This original poster is a direct link to the historically important civil rights movement.

 

Poster – John Sinclair, Minister of Information

Grade – PAE Excellent 75

Date – 1969

Dimensions – 16 7/8” x 21”

Printing – OP-1, Original First Printing

Series/Promoter - White Panther Party

Artist – Photo by Magdalene Sinclair

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. Tack hole upper right corner, tape pulls on the back, 1/2" tear on the right edge, several tiny areas of discoloration on the right edge. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo, to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180, 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.

 

*****This poster is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****

 

*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1969–John Sinclair-White Panther Party Original Poster-SCARCE HISTORIC RELIC! PAE Graded Excellent “75”
1969–John Sinclair-White Panther Party Original Poster-SCARCE HISTORIC RELIC! PAE Graded Excellent “75”
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Auction closed on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
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