1965-AOR 1.101-OP-1-Bob Dylan and Joan Baez East Coast Tour Original Poster-SIGNED Eric Von Schmidt! CGC Graded 8.5

closed on Friday, October 30, 2020

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This poster is signed & personalized "For Carl / Eric '98" and "Von Schmidt '64" by the artist the late great Eric Von Schmidt!


We are pleased to offer the very first SIGNED CGC Graded example that's 100% Original with no restoration to appear in our auction! This is a very early and scarce original poster in High Quality Condition for a Bob Dylan / Joan Baez tour in 1965! According to The Art of Rock Dylan wasn’t thrilled with the image and it was only used on a very limited basis.


The Cambridge folk singer / visual artist Eric Von Schmidt created the design. The fact that this poster is signed by the artist is exemplary. Dylan & Von Schmidt had musical history: The year prior Dylan visited Von Schmidt at his home in Florida and recorded several songs there including an early version of "Mr. Tambourine Man". One of Von Schmidt's LP's is exhibited in a pile of records on the cover of Dylan's album "Bringing It All Back Home". This 1965 tour blank artwork is featured in The Art of Rock and is one of the most celebrated designs of Dylan's legendary early folk-acoustic career. It seldom appears for collectors and when it does a bidding feeding frenzy ensues every time.


In June 2017 an example certified "Restored" with color touch graded a lower 8.0 by CGC realized $2887 in our auction but it was not signed. The specimen you see here is signed and personalized by the artist. This MAJOR MUSEUM PIECE is 100% Original with no restoration and was obviously well loved & cared for over the past 55 years. If you are the type of disciplined collector that absolutely demands your acquisitions have each of the following: Top 5 legendary performer high quality condition historical significance and SIGNED by the artist then this is a very special opportunity not to be missed! 


Poster - Bob Dylan and Joan Baez

Subtitle – East Coast Tour 1965

Grade – CGC 8.5

Bands/Bill – Bob Dylan and Joan Baez

Dimensions – 13 3/32” x 21 ½”

Printing – OP-1 Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Eric Von Schmidt

AOR # – 1.101

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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