1966-FD-5-OHB-A-Avalon Ballroom-The Blues Project- Handbill (Oversized)- CGC Graded 9.0

closed on Monday, November 7, 2016

Final Auction Price
*Final prices include buyers premium
Starting bid: $200.00
Total bids: 0

We are pleased to present this very early ultra rare and highly prized collectible -- the first example we have seen offered at auction in over 3 years! First don’t let the term “Handbill” fool you.  While most handbills are roughly 5 ½” x 8 1/2" this is actually a “mini poster” that measures 12 11/32” x 15 37/64” ! Second don’t let the 9.0 Grade fool you into thinking this piece is any less than perfection. These mini posters were inserted and folded into newspapers so this poster has a single horizontal fold as they all do (and the sole reason for the 9.0 grade). Other than that this piece is absolutely pristine with fresh bright colors and razor sharp corners except for one minuscule corner bump in the upper right . Of course there are ZERO cuts nicks tear pinholes or any other flaws. The last example we have tracked in ANY condition at auction appeared in September 2013 and brought over $4200. Third this piece has tremendous historical significance as it is the first Family Dog concert held at the Avalon Ballroom and the first artwork to feature the Family Dog slogan “May the baby Jesus shut your mouth and open your mind.” Last and certainly not least this beautiful We Wilson design is one of the most popular in the entire series. One final note this is the highly sought after “A” version printed in full color on ultra thin white paper. It’s a miracle this piece has survive in this condition for over 50 years. You probably won’t have the opportunity to acquire a finer copy.

Estimate $3 000 - $5 000

Handbill – The Blues Project Avalon Ballroom
Grade – CGC 9.0
Bands/Bill- Blues Project Great Society
Venue- Avalon Ballroom
City – San Francisco California
Date – 4/22/66
Dimensions- 11 22/32”x 15 19/32”
Printing- OHB-A Original Handbill
Artist – Wes Wilson
Series/ Promoter- Family Dog
Paper Type – Thin Vellum
Condition Details –  A horizontal crease in the middle that is common to all distributed copies tiny upper right corner bump.

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