1966–AOR 2.211-OHB-A-The Firehouse-Big Brother & The Holding Company Concert Handbill * TIME CAPSULE COLLECTION * CGC Graded 9.4

closed on Friday, March 13, 2020

Final Auction Price
*Final prices include buyers premium
Starting bid: $1.00

This handbill will be accompanied by a Letter of Provenance attesting to the fact that it resided in the historic Early '66 Time Capsule Collection one of the most  exciting and important concert poster discoveries of the past 20 years.


A number of people feel the Big Brother were fabulous BEFORE Janis and her undeniable talent showed up. It’s true they were very unique and Chet Helms looked after them. Elias Romero was one of the giants of the Light Show world. The art is minimal in these antique letterpress style broadsides but they were there as conventional reality started melting.


Museum Quality Condition with no nicks cuts tears or pinholes! Only the second CGC graded example to ever be auctioned! Last year a lower 9.0 graded example reached $540 in our auction. In any other collectibles market this handbill would be worth many multiples of the previously sold example. It will be interesting to see what premium the market attaches to this superior example now. 


Handbill – Big Brother & The Holding Co Firehouse 1966

Grade – CGC 9.4

Bands/Bill – Big Brother & The Holding Company

Venue – The Firehouse

City – San Francisco CA

Date – 3/19/66

Dimensions – 8 1/8 x 13 13/16"

Printing – OHB-A Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Condition Details - Museum Quality with no visible flaws of any kind. No nicks cuts tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180 11:00 am to 6:00 pm eastern.


*****This handbill is available for inspection at our gallery by appointment. *****


*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*