Final Auction Price
*Final prices include buyers premium
Starting bid: $1.00
We are pleased to offer the FINEST Quality specimen of this poster to EVER appear in our auction!
When advanced collectors go hunting for "Trophy" posters they are looking for the ultimate combination of 4 critical factors that determine a poster's desirability: 1) Major Musical Artist 2) Spectacular Art 3) Flawless Museum Quality and last but certainly not least 4) Rarity.
The Famous Hendrix Fillmore East concert poster offered here offers the ULTIMATE COMBINATION of all of the above factors which is why this issue appears on many collector's list of Top Ten All Time Concert posters!
When it comes to vintage concert poster collecting there is simply no bigger name than Jimi Hendrix! The spectacular art created by David Byrd for this poster is universally regarded as one of the most attractive designs of all time. The breathtaking Museum Quality is independently verified by CGC which assigned a grade of 9.6 .... the finest quality specimen we have EVER handled. In regards to rarity it is a well known fact that Bill Graham produced far fewer posters for the Fillmore East than were produced for the Fillmore and Avalon Ballrooms. Instead Graham chose to allot his print budget for playbill type programs that were suited for the theater style Fillmore East.
Ascertaining value for "best of the best" is never an easy task but numbers don't lie and the numbers from our auction show that Hendrix is truly the "caviar" of the vintage concert poster marketplace. Solid 5 figure values are the norm as can be seen in prior sales of the (Click links to view) Hendrix BG-105 at $24 105 the Hendrix Merriweather which sold for $27 720 and Hendrix Atlanta poster which sold for $27 600.
Most recently we sold a Hendrix CNE Auditorium Toronto poster CGC graded 9.0 for $6 600 a poster that is 5-10 times more common than the Fillmore East and which is in a different universe qualitywise.
Previously the highest quality specimen we have sold of the Hendrix Fillmore East was graded CGC 8.5 and realized $7 800.
At PAE we start each and every lot at just $1.00 so that every collector can make up their own mind in regards to a lot's value and bid accordingly. While value can and will differ amongst collectors there is very little argument that the lot offered here represents one of the most desirable concert posters to ever appear in our auction.
Estimate: $8 000 - $16 000
Poster – Jimi Hendrix Experience Fillmore East
Grade – CGC 9.6
Bands/Bill – Sly & the Family Stone (Not listed) Jimi Hendrix Experience Joshua Light Show
Venue – Fillmore East
City – New York NY
Date – 5/10/1968
Dimensions – 14"x 22”
Printing – OP-1 Original Pre-Concert First Printing
Series/Promoter- Bill Graham Presents
Artist – David Byrd Fantasy Unlimited
Condition Details - Superb Museum Quality with no visible flaws of any kind. No nicks cuts tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration.
*****This poster is available for inspection at our gallery by appointment. *****
*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*"