1966-FD-18-OP-1-Avalon Ballroom-Bo Diddley Concert Poster-CGC Graded 8.0

closed on Friday, April 24, 2020

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The FD 18 is another “Sleeper“ in the Avalon series. Unlike the rest of the Avalon / Family Dog posters this was printed on brown paper. Knowledgeable collectors know this paper was very easily damaged.


Mouse and Kelley once again dig into the well of popular culture icons for inspiration. This time they enlisted “Nipper” the famous terrier that was used as a logo for decades by the Gramophone Company and RCA/Victor Company. This poster was produced in a ridiculously low print run of 1300 copies. We believe that less than 10% of those copies still exist in ANY condition today.


Poster - Bo Diddley Avalon Ballroom

FD -18 – Voice of Music

Grade –CGC 8.0

Bands/Bill - Bo Diddley Quicksilver Messenger Service

Venue - Avalon Ballroom

City – San Francisco California

Date - 7/28-30/1966

Dimensions - 13 15/16” x 19 15/16”

Printing - (OP-1) Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Mouse / Kelley

Series/ Promoter - Family Dog

Condition details - 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 6:00pm eastern.


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