The poster was promoting a concert in Toronto, but the seller won't ship to Canada. Ironic, eh?Gee, I have one of these 1976 O'Keefe Center cardboard concert posters, plus tickets and booklet.
But, the price on this one is steep (imho):
THE CARPENTERS KAREN FIRST PRINTING CARDBOARD BOXING STYLE CONCERT POSTER | eBay
Someone emailed me about this a few days ago stating they’d placed a bid but wanted to verify the validity of the item before finalizing anything. For as much as I hate to see someone lose a sale - assuming there’s nothing intentionally being misrepresented, I hate even more seeing someone lose potentially hundreds of dollars on something disingenuous, regardless of the seller’s true intentions.yes - a copy just sold on Ebay - looks like a "gratis" purchase as it had been compromised from the $450.00 it set out for immediate purchase
The majority of it is still owned by Richard and stored away. He pulled many of her clothes and stage outfits out for use in The Karen Carpenter Story.Does anyone know what became of Karen's wardrobe? I was always curious about the orange dress that she wore, amongst other little things, whether they were worn on stage or just out and about. I admire her style so much. I did see a "Karen owned" baseball cap on eBay but questioned its authenticity.
I’d guess some personal belongings may have been left with the house when he sold it. Some of that then went when the new owners held a garage sale in the late 90s.
I’ve always wanted to see a picture of one of these and I’m disappointed. It’s not even a cube . In my mind I pictured it being the same shape and size as a Rubik’s cube and with the same colours as the Carpenters logo on the album cover.Here is the infamous Money Cube, promo item for Made In America (this is the second time I have ever seen it for sale,
long ago there was one in Goldmine Mag for $50, I passed on buying it--but, regret that decision now):
The Carpenters Made In America promotional MONEY CUBE 1981 | eBay
I always thought it was meant to be symbolic of the American dream related to the economy. Kind of like “if you support domestic manufacturing you’ll buy this product” kind of thing.I wondering what marketing was trying to communicate using that. Record industry payola?