Omega Auctions: Geoff Travis items now listed - many amazing rarities up for grabs

Well, the grapevine was right.
Omega have some wonderful stuff from the Travis archive. (search Geoff Travis, 60 items)

Here's some goodies (more posted in the Geoff Travis Rough Trade archive media album):

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THE SMITHS 1986 TOUR POSTER CELLULOID. An original celluloid used in the creation of the poster for The Smiths dates at Glasgow, Newcastle and Salford in July 1986. Measures 16 x 21.5". Provenance: from Geoff Travis' Rough Trade archive.

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THE SMITHS BARCELONA POSTER. An original poster for The Smiths at Studio 54, Barcelona. Measures 16 x 24". NM condition. Provenance: from Geoff Travis' Rough Trade archive.

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THE SMITHS HAND DRAWN WHAT DIFFERENCE POSTER. An original proof / mock up hand drawn poster design, likely created by the Rough Trade art dept to mock up the 'What Difference Does It Make' poster. Design is on the reverse of an original 'This Charming Man' poster (23 x 12") with a message in pen 'Return to Richard Boon' -the promotions manager at Rough Trade. Provenance: from Geoff Travis' Rough Trade archive.

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THE SMITHS SHEILA TAKE A BOW PROOF ARTWORK. An original printed proof design, featuring a composite image / mock up of the 7" artwork for 'Sheila Take A Bow' - with four proposed colour schemes. Measures 25 x 15". VF / NM condition. Provenance: from Geoff Travis' Rough Trade archive.

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THE SMITHS STRANGEWAYS HERE WE COME PROOF ARTWORK. Two printed pages, featuring blown up / enlarged proof designs for The Smiths - Strangeways Here We Come LP sleeve. Each page measures approx 20 x 30". Printed onto thin stock, likely created for annotations/feedback. Provenance: from Geoff Travis' Rough Trade archive.

This (want!):
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THE SMITHS HATFUL OF HOLLOW SLEEVE DESIGN HAND DRAWN BY MORRISSEY. An incredible piece of Smiths memorabilia here. Two pages of paper, each bearing artwork by Morrissey for the sleeve designs for 'Hatful of Hollow'. Each page is approx 12 x 12". A sellotaped note to the reverse design is also by Morrissey. Provenance: from Geoff Travis' Rough Trade archive.


I could go on....
This is a collector's dream come true.
Proofs, (fully signed) autographs, shirts, oddities, posters of every kind (poster collectors have your wallets ready).
Simply incredible.
Please go check it out.
There are lots of music-related items currently on Omega - worth a search or two.

The above goodies appear to be accepting bids until June 30.


I don't think I can stress enough what an amazing opportunity this is - some brilliant, unique stuff on offer here.
Currently drooling,
FWD.

(Thank you @davidt for collating the media gallery).
 
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joe frady

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í know í'm a novice in this game, but who the feck did Omega's 'estimates' ~ Billy Bragg?
í shall retire to the nunnery.

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No1uno

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That canvas and Sheila proof are beautiful
 

NealCassidy

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£2,800+ for a poster?
 

NealCassidy

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lol.

That Barcelona one? Even if it had a photo of Moz or members of the Smiths on it, even then, overpriced would be an understatement.
3,200 now
 

NealCassidy

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Bluebirds

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Wonder if Morrissey/Marr/Rourke/Joyce are buying these things?

Correction it wouldn't be Rourke. He was the only one who didn't make any money out of the Smiths.
 

NealCassidy

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Wonder if Morrissey/Marr/Rourke/Joyce are buying these things?

Correction it wouldn't be Rourke. He was the only one who didn't make any money out of the Smiths.
if bidders are going mad for this stuff, imagine what Morrissey has in a lockup somewhere
 

NealCassidy

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1hr....get your chequebooks out
 
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Anonymous

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Wonder if Morrissey/Marr/Rourke/Joyce are buying these things?
Definitely not Moz. Whilst I'm sure he'd desperately want some of this stuff, he's too much of a bitter old queen to want to give a single penny to Geoff Travis. As per his autobiography, he's still smarting at some of those Smiths chart positions, all these years later.
 

ordinaryboy86

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I'm sure he'd desperately want some of this stuff

Why would Moz wanna buy his own work, he prob owns tests and posters similar if not identical to all this stuff, and then some. Doubt if Moz even knows this is being auctioned off, or if he does he won’t care one bit. This is all prob a drop in the ocean, compared to what he’s seen, had and still owns. Can’t imagine for one second he looks at that Hatful artwork, gets excited by his own handwriting and desperately wants to own it.
 

NealCassidy

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Why would Moz wanna buy his own work, he prob owns tests and posters similar if not identical to all this stuff, and then some. Doubt if Moz even knows this is being auctioned off, or if he does he won’t care one bit. This is all prob a drop in the ocean, compared to what he’s seen, had and still owns. Can’t imagine for one second he looks at that Hatful artwork, gets excited by his own handwriting and desperately wants to own it.
So who is buying it was 5 grand or close??
 

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