Super rare Queen Proof Artwork Sheets For The 3″ CD Single Series 1988 – Watch The Video

Our buyers recently acquired a very small batch of hand rendered sleeve artwork for the series of 3″ CD singles that were issued in 1988.

Each piece is set out with a tracing paper overlay showing the sleeve artwork and hand annotations detailing colour specifications, borders and backgrounds, over a flat plan layout of the sleeve with the reverse tracklisting and spine text.

Publishing credits differ to the final sleeve [omission of Queen Productions Ltd. credit] and annotations to the art show how they were to be revised, making these pieces truly ‘a work in progress’ at the time.

The pieces are mounted on to a thick card base complete with the original Artful Dodgers stickered grey paper front.

Each piece is unique and could be framed and displayed to best effect, absolutely one for the Queen archivist.

Watch the video here…

 

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  • Queen - The Queen 3" CD Single Labels QUECD9-QUECD12 - UK - artwork - £295.00, $374.65, €336.30 (New Item) (arrived 24-Apr-2019 13:19)

    QUEEN The Queen 3" CD Single Labels QUECD9-QUECD12 (Rare 1988 UK 15" x 9" hand rendered artwork for the labels of the limited edition 3" CD single releases of Under Pressure, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free and A Kind Of Magic, with tracingpaper overlay showing hand annotations detailing colour specifications, borders and revisions, over a flat plan layout of the four labels with titles, tracklistings and catalogue numbers. The art is mounted on to a thick card base complete with the original Artful Dodgers stickered grey paper front. Despite missing the top left corner of the front, this is a stunning item which would look equally good as is or could really be allowed to shine when framed) […]

  • Queen - A Kind Of Magic - UK - artwork - £295.00, $374.65, €336.30 (New Item) (arrived 24-Apr-2019 12:59)

    QUEEN A Kind Of Magic (Rare 1988 UK 15" x 9" hand rendered artwork for both sides of the limited edition 3" CD single sleeve, with tracing paper overlay showing the sleeve artwork and hand annotations detailing colour specifications, borders and backgrounds, over a flat plan layout of the sleeve with the reverse tracklisting and spine text. The writing credits are different to the final sleeve [credit of One Vision to Taylor instead of Queen] and annotations to the art show how they were to be revised, making this feel very much like a work in progress. The art is mounted on to a thick card base complete with the original Artful Dodgers stickered grey paper front. Despite having a corner torn from the front paper, this is a stunning item which would look equally good as is or could really be allowed to shine when framed) […]

  • Queen - We Are The Champions - UK - artwork - £295.00, $374.65, €336.30 (New Item) (arrived 24-Apr-2019 12:51)

    QUEEN We Are The Champions (Rare 1988 UK 15" x 9" hand rendered artwork for both sides of the limited edition 3" CD single sleeve, with tracing paper overlay showing the sleeve artwork and hand annotations detailing colour specifications, borders and backgrounds, over a flat plan layout of the sleeve with the reverse tracklisting and spine text. The publishing credits are different to the final sleeve [omission of Queen Productions Ltd. credit] and annotations to the art show how they were to be revised, making this feel very much like a work in progress. The art is mounted on to a thick card base complete with the original Artful Dodgers stickered grey paper front. This is a stunning item which would look equally good as is or could really be allowed to shine when framed) […]

  • Queen - Killer Queen - UK - artwork - £295.00, $374.65, €336.30 (New Item) (arrived 24-Apr-2019 12:47)

    QUEEN Killer Queen (Rare 1988 UK 15" x 9" hand rendered artwork for both sides of the limited edition 3" CD single sleeve, with tracing paper overlay showing the sleeve artwork and hand annotations detailing colour specifications, borders andbackgrounds, over a flat plan layout of the sleeve with the reverse tracklisting and spine text. The publishing credits are different to the final sleeve [omission of Trident Music credit] and annotations to the art show how they were to be revised, making this feel very much like a work in progress. The art is mounted on to a thick card base complete with the original Artful Dodgers stickered grey paper front with catalogue number annotation. Despite a 3" tear to the top of the front, this is a stunning item which would look equally good as is or could really be allowed to shine when framed) […]

  • Queen - Another One Bites The Dust - UK - artwork - £295.00, $374.65, €336.30 (New Item) (arrived 24-Apr-2019 12:41)

    QUEEN Another One Bites The Dust (Rare 1988 UK 15" x 9" hand rendered artwork for both sides of the limited edition 3" CD single sleeve, with tracing paper overlay showing the sleeve artwork and hand annotations detailing colour specifications, borders and backgrounds, over a flat plan layout of the sleeve with the reverse tracklisting and spine text. The art is mounted on to a thick card base complete with the original Artful Dodgers stickered grey paper front. This is a stunningitem which would look equally good as is or could really be allowed to shine when framed) […]

  • Queen - Queen's First EP - UK - artwork - £295.00, $374.65, €336.30 (New Item) (arrived 24-Apr-2019 12:30)

    QUEEN Queen's First EP (Rare 1988 UK 15" x 9" hand rendered artwork for both sides of the limited edition 3" CD single sleeve, with tracing paper overlay showing the sleeve artwork and hand annotations detailing colour specifications, borders and backgrounds, over a flat plan layout of the sleeve with the reverse tracklisting and spine text as well as barcode and adaptor warning. The publishing credits are different to the final sleeve and annotations to the art show how they wereto be revised, making this feel very much like a work in progress. The art is mounted on to a thick card base complete with the original Artful Dodgers stickered grey paper front. This is a stunning item which would look equally good as is or could really be allowed to shine when framed) […]

  • Queen - Radio Ga Ga - UK - artwork - £295.00, $374.65, €336.30 (New Item) (arrived 24-Apr-2019 12:20)

    QUEEN Radio Ga Ga (Rare 1988 UK 15" x 9" hand rendered artwork for both sides of the limited edition 3" CD single sleeve, with tracing paper overlay showing the sleeve artwork and hand annotations detailing colour specifications, borders and backgrounds, over a flat plan layout of the sleeve with the reverse tracklisting and spine text. The art is mounted on to a thick card base complete with the original Artful Dodgers stickered grey paper front. This is a stunning item which would look equally good as is or could really be allowed to shine when framed) […]

 

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