1968 BG-109 Cream Winterland Poster 8.5

closed on Sunday, April 17, 2022

Final Auction Price
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Starting bid: $1.00
Total bids: 12

CREAM!!! This BG-109 is an extremely rare original first printing poster that very seldom comes up for public sale! This is only the third CGC graded example we've ever auctioned. It's not secret that Cream posters always enjoy top demand by collectors. This particular Bill Graham title is at the top of our MOST REQUESTED numbered series posters list. The original first printing can be like a needle in a haystack to locate in ANY condition and even the official post-concert reprints are tough to find.

Two of the most sought after Fillmore posters in the whole series are the BG 109 and BG 110. These back-to-back posters announced consecutive weekends of the power trio Cream in San Francisco in 1968. Lee Conklin created BG-109 and Stanley Mouse did the BG-110. Both posters used the same publicity photo of the band as inspiration but the artist's individual styles delivered two strikingly contrasting images of the band. Conklin's take on it in the BG-109 shown here delivers bright colors and his trademark drippy-line & lettering work representing a mountainside in the hot sun.

The band was at the height of their game at the time of the shows. Having formed in 1966 the band met with critical acclaim. However after a couple of years of heavy touring the band became strained by internal conflict between Baker and Bruce. They would close down shop by the end of 1968. We have only handled the BG-109 a handful of times in our 13 years of auctioning posters.

--TITLE: Bg-109
--GRADE: 8.5
--VENUE: Winterland
--CITY: San Francisco
--DATE: 02/29/68
--PRINTING: OP-1; Poster
--CGC SERIAL: 2510432009