1997-MXP-245.1-Helmet-The Melvins-Roseland Theater Original Concert Poster-CGC Graded 7.5

closed on Friday, September 25, 2020

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This poster is from the legendary Ultrasounds Collection the most extensive and finest quality collection of concert posters from this era. This lot is amongst the first posters from the Ultrasounds Collection to be CGC authenticated and graded. 


The net proceeds of this lot will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Together we CAN end hunger. Based in North Carolina since 1981 the non-profit Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina annually distributes over 70 million pounds of food and household items throughout their 24 county service region. Learn more HERE


Helmet are the headliners on this original poster designed by Mike King from summer 1997 at the Roseland Theater in Portland. Included in support were The Melvins and Skeleton Key. The Melvins were one of the top underground grunge bands of the late 80’s and early 90’s inspiring and influencing several groups of the era like Nirvana and the Screaming Trees. Although they never reached the same level of popularity The Melvins are highly regarded as one of the founders of the Pacific Northwest grunge era. Unlike many of the most popular and sought after concert posters from the 1960’s and 1970’s there were no official Reprints of these posters that are still readily available in big quantities today. This means collectors are forced to chase down the few surviving Original First Printings like this one here.


Poster – Helmet The Melvins Roseland Theatre
Grade – CGC 7.5
Bands - Helmet The Melvins Skeleton Key
Venue - Roseland Theatre
City – Portland OR
Date – 7/14/97
Dimensions – 11” x 17” 
Printing - Original Printing
Promoter - Double Tee
Artist - Mike King 
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.


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