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Within the (admittedly poorly named) Merch section we hope to create a database of everything that has been ever been sold or given away by the Beastie Boys or their affiliated endeavors. If you'll collect it, we'll archive it. We hope to give the Merch section a depth equal to our Discography or Gigography so please contact us if we're missing something (which we know we are).

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Title: May 25, 1986 Flyer
Year: 1986
Section: Flyers and Handbills
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Notes: Distributed to promote the show on May 25, 1986 in Washington, DC. Photograph by Glen E. Friedman.


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Title: LTI Skateboard Draft
Year: 1986
Section: Misc.
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Notes: Rough design for the Vision Licensed to Ill Skate Deck from 1986.

This comes from the private collection of Templarum.


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Title: August 9, 1986 Handbill
Year: 1986
Section: Flyers and Handbills
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Notes: A handbill for the August 9, 1986 show in Los Angeles, California.


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Title: Raising Hell Tour Plaque
Year: 1986
Section: Promo
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Notes: Wooded plaque that was given out to those who participated in the Raising Hell Tour.


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Title: Melody Maker September 13, 1986
Year: 1986
Section: Magazines
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Notes: Published in England.


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Title: Licensed to Ill Press Release
Year: 1986
Section: Press Kits + Promo Photos
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Notes: Distributed to the press to promote Licensed to Ill, this contains a promotional photograph and 3-page bio and breakdown of the tracks from the album.


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Title: International Eye, December 1986
Year: 1986
Section: Magazines
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Notes: Published in the United States originally as East Village Eye but later changed to International Eye.


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Title: Vision Licensed to Ill Skate Deck (Test Pressing)
Year: 1986
Section: Promo
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Notes: There is little known about this rarest of Beastie Boys skateboards, but rumor has it this was the black-and-white test pressing the Beastie Boys approved prior to the colored version. Supposedly, there was only five or so of the colored versions.

You can see the Beastie Boys holding a colored version on the back page of the Licensed to Ill Tour Book and in the live video clip for "She's Crafty."


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Title: Licensed to Ill Advertisement Poster
Year: 1986
Section: Posters
Dimensions: 30.5cm x 38cm (12" x 15")
Notes: Used in stores to advertise the release of Licensed to Ill.


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Title: December 26, 1986 Flyer
Year: 1986
Section: Flyers and Handbills
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Notes: Printed to promote the show on December 26, 1986 in New York City.


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Title: December 26th 1986 Ritz Press Letter
Year: 1986
Section: Press Kits + Promo Photos
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Notes: Letter sent out to promote the December 26th 1986 show at the Ritz.


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Title: City Road, 1987
Year: 1987
Section: Magazines
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Notes: Published in Japan.


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Title: Comag Fold-Out 1987
Year: 1987
Section: Magazines
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Notes: Published in England.


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Title: Flophaus Society Orchestra Logo
Year: 1987
Section: Misc.
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Notes: Rumor has it that Mike D drew this image to promote the Flophaus Society Orchestra. (Thanks to Sandra who was in the second incarnation of the group.)


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Title: Groove! Superstars Facts & Pix #12, 1987
Year: 1987
Section: Magazines
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Notes: Published in the United States.


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Title: Licensed to Ill Backpatch
Year: 1987
Section: Patches
Dimensions: 12" (widest) x 10" (narrowest) x 12"
Notes: Most likely a bootleg released after Licensed to Ill.


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Title: Licensed to Ill Era Stationery
Year: 1987
Section: Awards
Dimensions: 21.5cm x 28cm (8.5" x 11")
Notes: The address listed down the side is the original fan club address: 298 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012. This is the address of the original Def Jam/Rush Artists Management office.


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Title: Licensed to Ill Promotional Photograph
Year: 1987
Section: Press Kits + Promo Photos
Dimensions: 20.5cm x 25.5cm (8" x 10")
Notes: Distributed to the press to promote the release of Licensed to Ill. Photograph by Sunny Bak.


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Title: Non Pok, 1987
Year: 1987
Section: Magazines
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Notes: Published in Greece.


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Title: Portuguese Calendar
Year: 1987
Section: Misc.
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Notes: Features a Beastie Boys photo on front with lyrics (in English) to "Fight for Your Right (To Party)." On the reverse side is a 1988 summer/fall calendar & 1989 winter/spring calendar (in Portuguese).


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Title: Rap Masters
Year: 1987
Section: Magazines
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Notes: No. 13
Published in the United States.


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Title: Rumba, 1987
Year: 1987
Section: Magazines
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Notes: Published in Finland.


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Title: Rip It Up, Number 114, Jan 1987
Year: 1987
Section: Magazines
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Notes: New Zealand newspaper.


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Title: EC Rocker January 1987
Year: 1987
Section: Magazines
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Title: Public Enemy Promotional Photograph
Year: 1987
Section: Press Kits + Promo Photos
Dimensions: 20.5cm x 25.5cm (8" x 10")
Notes: Distributed to the press to promote the bands' tour and Public Enemy's album, Yo! Bum Rush the Show. Photograph by Glen E. Friedman.