1967-AOR 2.345-OP-1-Continental Ballroom GRAND OPENING! Big Brother & the Holding Company Concert Poster-CGC Graded 9.2

closed on Friday, April 24, 2020

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Starting bid: $1.00
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An original poster that seldom surfaces for collectors this difficult to locate Big Brother issue has only appeared with CGC Grading twice before in our auctions over the past five years. 


Ask any experienced collector and they will tell you “The First” in any series of any collectible is always one of the most desirable and sought after. This poster promoted the Grand Opening of the Continental Ballroom in Santa Clara Ca. The event featured Big Brother and Quicksilver two of the quintessential bands of the era. MAJOR historical significance here and as such is high demand. 


Four years ago in August 2016 a 9.6 graded example reached $1 156 in our auction. This specimen here is of very similar caliber - free of tears or pinholes - in museum quality and 100% Original with no restoration whatsoever. It could be years before we see this poster surface again in such great condition.


Poster – Big Brother and the Holding Co Continental

Grade - CGC 9.2

Bands/Bill – Big Brother and the Holding Company Quicksilver Messenger Service Freedom Highway Heather Stone

Venue – Continental Ballroom

City – San Francisco California

Date – 4/7/1969

Dimensions - 14 6/32" x 20 7/32"

Printing- Original Pre-Concert First Printing OP-1

Artist – Grasshopper

A.O.R. - # 2.345

Condition Details – Super clean with 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.


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