Historic PostmarkArt of the Mother Road
Route 66 Artwork that actually traveled the length of Route 66
An extremely limited edition of only 2,448 signed and numbered prints commemorating the 70th anniversary of Route 66.
Price includes Certificate of Authenticity and an 18 page booklet.
Actual Size: 23" x 35"
Price $159 (includes $9 for shipping and insurance).
These beautiful masterpieces are more than an ordinary memorabilia item.
"66 and More..." is truly a historical document commemorating the 70th
Anniversary of Route 66. From 1995 to 1997, the original artwork piece was hand
carried into every post office still existing along the route. Each postmark
was inked directly onto the artwork in its own city. An effort, that all Route 66 enthusiasts can appreciate, and one that could never be duplicated
Noted landrunner and postmark artist, KEN TURMEL, accumulated over 28,600 miles
of cross-country travel in order to acquire all of the special commemorative
"pictorial postmarks" on Route 66, that were officially issued by the
US Postal Service during that time period. Many of these postmarks are no
longer available. One post office in particular, in Cadiz, CA. has already
and its postmark is now lost in time. It is very possible that more post offices
will close their doors in the future. This was the historic importance of
capturing all of the Route 66 postmarks onto one piece of art, during the last
years of the 1900's. Each post office on the route has confirmed to the artist
that "66 and More..." was the first of its kind ever, to come into
During his adventures and travels, TURMEL met with many Route 66 VIP's. Some of
whom graced the original artwork with their signature. Such notables as BOBBY
TROUP, who wrote the song "(Get your kicks on) Route 66"; JIM ROGERS,
son of the late Will Rogers; MARTIN MILNER, actor in the 1960-1964 CBS
"Route 66" television series; LUCILLE HAMONS, legendary
store/motel/filling station owner since 1941; JERRY McCLANAHAN, Route 66
artist/historian "extraordinaire"; and many more notable personalities.
Each limited edition lithograph reproduction is created in full color and actual
size of the original artwork. They are individually hand signed and numbered by
the artist. These large 2'X 3' artworks are reproduced on museum archival
quality, acid free 80 pound linen stock. This exclusive one time edition will be
limited to only 2,448 prints. Representing one print for each mile of Route 66.
Each print comes accompanied with a frame ready, hand signed and numbered
certificate of authenticity AND an informative 18 page summary book, which
describes details about the postmarks, postage stamps, guest signatures, and of
course...good ol' Route 66!
Less than 1500 prints remain available in the series. Don't miss out. Obtain
your own personal historic milestone limited edition print today.
*Note: artwork is not sold framed.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 03 June, 2011.