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Posted: 25 Jun 12, 23:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Neither of these counter top stands are genuine.
They are made by people who want to make money out of fans and disguise them as official promo product.
I have seen many others over the years, usually at record fairs, and usually use poor quality scans.
Unless you like these, then leave well alone.

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Posted: 26 Jun 12, 02:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

These are all taken from the 1995 official calendar.

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Posted: 26 Jun 12, 03:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's quite disturbing that this guy sells fakes. I am bidding on a couple of items from him :-(

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Posted: 26 Jun 12, 03:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't be put off Pittrek, all his other stuff is all legit, apart from the bootlegs of course...lol.
He probably doesn't even know that these two standees are fakes.

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Posted: 26 Jun 12, 03:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks :-)

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Posted: 26 Jun 12, 05:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I had a real stand-up from 1984, if I recall correctly, of Freddie, holding all the album sleeves. Trashed it because I had to move, and this thing was big (around 4 or 5 feet ?).
Dumb.

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Posted: 26 Jun 12, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GT wrote:
Neither of these counter top stands are genuine.
They are made by people who want to make money out of fans and disguise them as official promo product.
I have seen many others over the years, usually at record fairs, and usually use poor quality scans.
Unless you like these, then leave well alone.



Indeed. Saw lots of fakes at record fairs over the years.

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Posted: 26 Jun 12, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GT wrote:
Don't be put off Pittrek, all his other stuff is all legit, apart from the bootlegs of course...lol.
He probably doesn't even know that these two standees are fakes.



True. He has many great items for sale. Saw him selling fake autographs too btw...

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Posted: 26 Jun 12, 10:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

smilesmile wrote:
I had a real stand-up from 1984, if I recall correctly, of Freddie, holding all the album sleeves. Trashed it because I had to move, and this thing was big (around 4 or 5 feet ?).
Dumb.



Ouch...

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Posted: 26 Jun 12, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well... wrong move...
Mind you, I sometimes had some good ideas too, like going to my first concert ever when I was 13. December 1980, Queen in Brussels ;°)

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Posted: 26 Jun 12, 15:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's better than any cardboard in the world!
Great move! Did you make recordings? (audio/video or photo)

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Posted: 26 Jun 12, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I did, but with a very small crappy camera (a 110 pocket instamatic). I was like 20-30 feet in front of the stage, on the left side.
Freddie appeared very small on the pictures...and the low part of the picture was black (the stage was rather high). The next concerts I saw ('84 and '86), I had learned from my mistakes, and held the camera above my head. Surprisingly, all the pics were correct (no head cut, nothing out of focus, etc.).

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Posted: 26 Jun 12, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Reminds me that I still have a few genuine record store cardboard stand up displays and promo posters and items from The Miracle and all its singles. There was (still is) a great record store near me and they would set aside any display for you free of charge if you went and asked; whoever got there first got their name written down and you could collect it after a few weeks when it came down from the window.

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Posted: 27 Jun 12, 04:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's exactly how it happened in my case. Those were the days...!

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Posted: 27 Jun 12, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

smilesmile wrote:
I did, but with a very small crappy camera (a 110 pocket instamatic). I was like 20-30 feet in front of the stage, on the left side.
Freddie appeared very small on the pictures...and the low part of the picture was black (the stage was rather high). The next concerts I saw ('84 and '86), I had learned from my mistakes, and held the camera above my head. Surprisingly, all the pics were correct (no head cut, nothing out of focus, etc.).



Great! Do you know the website queenlive.ca ?
Maybe you can send scans of the pictures to that site?

Would be nice to see those...!

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Posted: 27 Jun 12, 11:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cmsdrums wrote:
Reminds me that I still have a few genuine record store cardboard stand up displays and promo posters and items from The Miracle and all its singles. There was (still is) a great record store near me and they would set aside any display for you free of charge if you went and asked; whoever got there first got their name written down and you could collect it after a few weeks when it came down from the window.



That's how I remember it too with stands and poster. Back in the day :-)

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Posted: 27 Jun 12, 14:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

These are some of my pics from another concert I went to, and that I sent to Queenlive;ca... not 1980 though.

I was quite close too, but used a zoom. And yes, held the camera high above my head ;°)

[img]http://www.queenlive.ca/queen/live%20pics/86-06-14_Paris_01.jpg[/img]
[img]http://www.queenlive.ca/queen/live%20pics/86-06-14_Paris_02.jpg[/img]
[img]http://www.queenlive.ca/queen/live%20pics/86-06-14_Paris_03.jpg[/img]

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Posted: 27 Jun 12, 14:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Links don't work...
Well, go to Queenlive.ca, and please see Paris, june, 14th. The three pictures on the left are mine.

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Posted: 27 Jun 12, 14:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1986, that is ;°)