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    Park Entrance Poster Original Art and "Can-Can" Calico Saloon Sign (1980). In 1980, Bob Bates was commissioned to create a series of paintings for use as park entrance posters highlighting the different sections and rides at Knott's Berry Farm. These posters are part of the permanent display at Virginia's Gift Shop and part of the history of Knott's walls. This original painting for a Knott's Berry Farm California poster is the masterpiece of the collection. It showcases the Calico Railroad, Calico Saloon Dance Hall Girl, Fiesta Village, Panning for Gold, Log Ride, and other attractions, painted on board measuring 9" x 24", signed by the artist in the Fiesta Village dancing girl's skirt. Original artwork up for famous Park Entrance Posters is virtually impossible to find! Also included in this lot is a mounted Bob Bates poster for Calico Saloon featuring a can-can dancer. The poster is laminated to a piece of Old West-style wood measuring 25" x 32". Great paintings created 37 years ago! Minor handling and edge wear. Very Good condition.

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