Apple Think Different Poster

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    wrinkster22

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    Hello all,
    Today I received an apple think different poster. It says:
    :apple:
    Think Different

    It has a muppet and Jim Hanson on it. Could anyone tell me anything about it. The only thing I know about it is that it was given durring an apple promotion.
    [​IMG]
    It looks like this. It has the black apple, not the rainbow one which most have. Thanks
     
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    depending on the size it's either a fake reprint or the real one....
     
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    It is for sure real, I can confirm that. It is about 40 cm by 20 cm... I will measure exact later.
     
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    The 11" x 17" posters were produced as a set of 10 (The Educator Set) with various people featured on each one (Einstein, Ghandi, Amelia Earhart, etc) and they were distributed to educators in schools in a set of 30 in a box (3 of each poster). They are worth anywhere from $17 - $30 a poster now. The larger ones (24" x 36") are worth anywhere from $50 - $600 depending on which poster (Original Einstein and Richard Feynman posters usually fetch top dollar).

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thank you,
    I am hoping I can snap up the Einstein and the earheart (the person who gave them to me had a lot, my school has a LOT of macs and I mean A LOT!) My school has about 30 imac g3, 12 imac g4, countless emacs, a over 70 macbooks. (I realize only that the older ones got posters but....) The poster is in perfect condition as when i was given the poster the person giving it to me was opening the box for the first time. I am amusing we got a lot of boxes.
     
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    i also have:
    -earheart
    -einstein
    -picasso

    I have 4 now :)
     
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    There is a guy on eBay who is selling a Francis Ford Copolla and a Charlie Chaplin poster for $999 each. He's also got a Flick the Ant poster, which he is selling for $1499. Apparently these are rare and one-of-a-kind posters that were never released to the public for mass production. They are the 24"x36" size and in mint condition.

    I am really hoping to find an original Einstein 24x36" poster one of these days for under $500, maybe an original Buzz Aldrin too. There are plenty of fakes floating around.

    Of the 24x36" posters, here are the ones I have:

    Richard Feynman
    Ghandi
    Amelia Earhart
    Joan Baez
    Thomas Edison
    Pablo Picasso
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Ansel Adams
    Buzz Aldrin (not original, I think)
    Rosa Parks

    I do not have:

    Lucy & Desi
    Miles Davis
    Bob Dylan
    Henson & Kermit
    Dalai Lama
    Maria Callas
    Cesar Chavez (I sold mine)
    Frank Sinatra (I sold mine)
     
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    Nice collection!
    I have the set of 10 smaller ones. The IT guy at my school gave them to me in thanks of me helping tidy up the computer lab at school before the summer.
     
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    That's very nice. Are you going to frame any of them and put them up?

    And WardC, that is an awesome collection.
     
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    i will put them in my media room! I love them!
     
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    I'd love to pick up a couple of posters, but how do you spot the fakes? I guess it doesn't *really* matter to me whether it's real, but I'm curious how the fakes are different.
     
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    On the genuine Einstein 24x36" poster, you can see the knitting stitches in the sweater, on the fakes it is very dark and pretty much black where Einstein's sweater is...also the Buzz Aldrin *real* posters are more of a close-up shot of Buzz, while the fakes are more of a "distant" photo, but they look better. There are also fake Feynman posters that have a grainy digitized look to the photo, there are fake Picassos I have seen, fake Hensons, fake Maria Callas, and several other fake 24x36" ones, many of them are being sold from eBay sellers in Germany.
     
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    There were 29 different 24x36 posters made for reference including the various super rarities such as Flik(love mine/will never part with). The Dalai Lama also falls into that category. For the Dalai, I highly recommend contacting 'the guy on ebay' (his name is Geoff) and grabbing his before its gone.

    I've still got quite a few 24x36 extras around that I've been meaning to go through and part with. Common ones like Davis, Lucy&Desi, Chavez, Henson, etc. should be among them. Ted Turner and Martha Graham are additional common 24x36 but weren't on your list and I know I've got too many of. I may have one extra Einstein but I know I have no extra 24x36(only ever managed to get 2). Interestingly, I've got Aldrin in 5 different officially produced sizes.

    Maybe I'll throw up an ad listing with some extra 24x36 posters here and see if any interest before having to resort to ebay.
     
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    Unfortunately, the person who wrote that guide is relatively clueless and has very little knowledge of any of the real posters Apple produced. It appears they came late to the game and have zero knowledge of the history of the posters. Its pretty bad making a blanket statement of 'only these 2 sizes' exist when its patently false. I wrote up my own TD poster guide that has more information and should be viewable soon.

    In fact, the first posters done were 18x24 and, by FAR the best, the 48x72 posters. The 'guy on ebay' sold his set of 6 48x72 posters earlier last year and had several bids up to almost $3k for them. Whoever got them made a great buy, they are staggering to behold! Too bad must got destroyed :(

    Can't see the original picture posted but looks like his question was mostly answered. I've got an educator box myself with sealed sets. Not a big fan of them as they're too small at 11x17 and more like an oversized paper than a poster. 24x36 are far better. Would add that each set came sealed in clear plastic and the outer box cover has a reprint of the original 'Crazy Ones' TD poster. I think the TD Book, at 11x14, is far more collectible and with a better portfolio of images.
     
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    I've only handled the real Aldrins but am curious by your description of close-up and far shot. The real Buzz Aldrin posters I would consider as a distant photo as you see the full body. An easy way to validate the authenticity of one would be looking at the printed copyright information(font/size/etc) and its location. There's no chance a fake got that right as well. It should also bear the 6-color Apple logo

    Here's an example of a real Buzz Aldrin poster. This is sized 48x72(bus shelter) and shows the photo that Apple licensed. The same photo is used for the 24x36 sized poster. The printed copyright is the same on the smaller size although the location differs. I could authenticate yours against my known genuine ones if you wanted to provide photos.

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    See, that is the original. It is more of the poster with Buzz taking up most of the poster. The ones that are coming out of Germany (the 24x36" size) being sold on eBay is the one I have, which is more of a distant shot showing the moondust in the foreground, it is not as much of a close-up as your poster. But it is the 24"x36" size and look VERY VERY good and VERY authentic, although I know it is probably a reprint. He has also been selling numerous 24x36" Einstein posters along with other ones in the series. His Einstein posters are a poor reproduction, because as you know, in the originals you can see the stitches in Einstein's sweater...but in the fakes, the print is so contrasted and dark that the sweater just shows up as solid black. I will show you:

    Authentic Einstein poster image:

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    Fake Einstein poster on eBay (notice the darker image):

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Think-Different...ultDomain_0&hash=item3a67d0defb#ht_500wt_1156
     
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    Looks like your Einstein image is slightly off compared to the true poster as some of the top portion was not included. Looking at that ebay seller's auctions, they're both clearly fake. Even just seeing the material and lacking the correct glossy look shows its worn. His fake Einstein also has the incorrect positioning on the copyright notice. Surprised no negative feedback against him considering all of his are fake.

    Probably helps most people don't have their hands on a genuine one to make better copies. Real 'Apple Germany' made posters were never 24x36 so huge red flag for any rare 24x36 ones that originate from there.
     
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    Looking for Posters

    Hi Tiggs,

    If you manage to dig up any posters please can you let me know what you would like for them, I currently have the underlined ones below however I am looking for all the ones which have not been underlined. I am only looking for orginals so if anyone wants to part with any please let me know

    Current 24x36 Posters in my Collection
    Pablo Picasso - Side Facing
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Thomas Edison
    Amelia Earhart
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Joan Baez
    Maria Callas
    Martha Graham
    Ted Turner
    Luci&Desi
    Jim Henson
    Ansel Adams
    Miles Davis
    Bob Dylan
    Richard Feynmann
    Jackie Robinson
    Frank Sinatra
    Cesar Chavez


    Still Need to Collect
    Nelson Mandela
    Dalai Lama
    Muhammed Ali
    John Lenon & Yoko Ono
    Jimi Hendrix
    Flik (A Bugs Life)
    John Huston
    Frank Capra
    Orson Welles
    Francis Ford Coppola
    Charlie Chaplin
    Rosa Parks
    Bill Bernbach
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Jane Goodall
    Pablo Picasso - Facing Forward
    Paul Rand
    Richard B Fuller
    Richard Branson

    I appreciate any feedback or assistance in locating these posters.

    I am trying to put the full set togeather for a gallery showing.

    Thanking you
     
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    reprints

    That guy is selling reprints and receiving upwards $100. Man, ebay is a spawning pool of deception.
     
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    Exactly and who does ?

    Apple will not comment on this in any way.

    Electronic Gossip is not fact. Repeating Electronic Gossip several times does not make it fact, just well worn chimera.

    Wisconsin21 of eBay appears to be the authority on this, sounding all the world like the final point of fact, when clearly there is no-one who knows everything about the posters.
     

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