66 And More - PostmarkArt
Route 66 Artwork that actually traveled the length of Route 66. Limited edition of only 2,448 signed and numbered prints commemorating the 70th anniversary of Route 66. Includes Certificate of Authenticity and an 18 page booklet. This beautiful masterpiece is more than an ordinary memorabilia item. "66 and More..." is truly a historical document commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Route 66. From 1995 to 1997, the original artwork piece was hand carried into every post office that still existed along the route. Each postmark was inked directly onto the artwork in its own city. An effort, that all diehard Route 66 enthusiasts can appreciate, and one that could never be duplicated again.
Noted Landrunner and postmark artist, Ken Turmel, accumulated over 28,600 miles of cross-country travel in order to acquire all of the special commemorative "pictorial postmarks" on Route 66, that were officially issued by the U.S. Postal Service during that time period. Many of these postmarks are no longer available, as post offices have closed, making this artistic document an even more important historical piece.
During his adventures and travels, Ken has met with many Route 66 VIP's, some of whom have graced the original artwork with their signatures. These include people such as Bobby Troup, who wrote the song Get Your Kicks on Route 66; Jim Rogers, son of the late Will Rogers; Martin Milner, actor in the 1960-1964 CBS Route 66 television series; Lucille Hamons, legendary store/motel/filling station owner since 1941; Ron Shutiva, Acoma Tribal Governor in New Mexico, Keith Birdsong, artist of the Indian Dances U.S. postage stamps; Michael Wallis, author of the award winning Route 66: The Mother Road; Hody Porterfield, a "well versed" mountain man at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas; Ira Letterman, retired Missouri Highway Patrolman of 36 years on Route 66; Jerry McClanahan, Route 66 artist/historian "extraordinaire"; Jim Ross, Route 66 historian and author of Oklahoma Route 66, and 18 other extremely interesting guests.
Each "Postmarkart" Route 66 document is a limited edition lithograph reproduction, which has been created in full color of the actual size of the original artwork. The documents are printed on museum archival, acid free 80 pound linen stock. Each is individually hand signed and numbered by the artist. This exclusive one-time edition was limited to only 2,448 prints -- representing one print for each mile of Route 66. Less than 1500 prints remain available in the series.
Don't miss out. Obtain your own personal historic milestone limited edition print today!
Actual Size: 23" x 35"
Edition Quantity: 2,448 Prints
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