1970–BG-250-Test Print-Fillmore West-Chuck Berry-PAE Graded Near Mint 85

closed on Friday, June 26, 2015

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Starting bid: $50.00
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This sale has a selection of unusual offerings from the printer’s room floor. This collection of test prints has been saved for the past 40+ years and are occasional works of art in themselves. Test prints like this were routinely used by the printers and artists at press time to test elements of the printing process. They were used to get a clear idea of color and registration.  Most of these were thrown out at the time as they were of no use after the posters were completed. The resulting surviving prints are interesting and accidentally beautiful on their own.

This test print incorporates elements of BG-250 Mason/Cass at Winterland and Hot Tuna/New Riders at Winterland and “Let it Be”.

Poster – Chuck Berry Fillmore West
Subtitle - BG-250
Grade – PAE Graded Near Mint 85
Bands/Bill – Chuck Berry Buddy Miles Loading Zone Eric Burden & War Seals & Crofts Clover
Venue – Fillmore West
City – San Francisco CA
Date – 9/24-27/70 & 10/1-4/70
Dimensions – 22 18/32”x 28 15/32”
Printing – Test Print
Artist – David Singer
Series/Promoter – Bill Graham
Paper Type – Coated Index
Printer- tea lautrec litho
Condition Details- Tiny nick on the top edge and some creases in the top left corner

Note: Due to the size and unusual nature these prints will not be certified or graded and will be shipped rolled instead of flat.

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