1966-FD-21-OP-1-Bo Diddley-Big Brother-Avalon Ballroom Concert Poster-DOUBLE SIGNED Kelley & Mouse! FINEST QUALITY WE'VE OFFERED! CGC Graded 9.4

closed on Friday, July 2, 2021

Final Auction Price
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Starting bid: $1.00

This poster is signed by both artists Stanley Mouse and the late great Alton Kelley!


This lot represents the FINEST QUALITY CGC Graded example of this rare issue to appear in our auction! If you assemble a list of the five most favorite Family Dog Designs from 1966 this is sure to EASILY appear on most collector lists. This Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley classic Avalon poster depicts the devastation from the “Great Earthquake” one of the most important events in California history. 


The FD-21 is one of the hardest Family Dog posters to find in ANY condition. There were only 1 000 original first printings of this Earthquake Avalon issue. Survival rates for this piece are low and the FD-21 seldom surfaces at public auction. This issue always ends up at the TOP of our list when discussing which Family Dog issues are the most undervalued.


What's really interesting is that early Family Dog posters seem to be at the very center of today's record-setting prices. Two years ago an FD-20 graded 9.8 by CGC was auctioned off for $17 825 and an FD-22 graded 9.8 was auctioned for $9 200. Both were world records. Who knows when another DOUBLE SIGNED Original FD-21 in this high condition will surface again so this opportunity should not be overlooked! 


Deceptively hard to find in this incredible state of preservation. A SUPER SLEEPER.


Poster - Bo Diddley Avalon Ballroom

Grade - CGC 9.4

Bands/Bill - Bo Diddley Big Brother and The Holding Company

Venue - Avalon Ballroom

City – San Francisco California

Date - 8/12-13/1966

Dimensions - 13 7/8” x 19 15/16”

Printing - OP-1 Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Mouse / Kelley

Series / Promoter - Family Dog

Paper - Vellum

Condition Details - Museum Quality with no visible flaws of any kind. No nicks cuts tears or pinholes! 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 6:00 pm eastern.


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