1968-Atlanta Municipal-Jimi Hendrix Experience-FIRST AUCTION APPEARANCE- PAE Graded Very Fine 50

closed on Friday, April 28, 2017

Final Auction Price
*Final prices include buyers premium
Starting bid: $100.00

This poster is universally recognized as one of the greatest—and rarest-- 1960’s concert posters ever created! We are pleased to offer the very first opportunity to acquire this poster at public auction.

This poster was designed by Dail Beeghly a concert poster artist whose skills and artistic ability has reached mythical proportions. Beeghly concert posters always feature mindblowing designs and day-glo inks that fluoresce under black light (see picture). The posters are massive in size and rendered on cardboard.

Beegly’s were all designed for one promoter Durwood Settles who produced the posters in tiny quantities of about 100. (This info comes from the promoter himself.)  Very few survive today in any condition.

The specimen offered here was obviously “put up” to promote the show. It is 100% Authentic with no restoration of any kind. 

Condition Report

A nail hole top center 3 pinholes along the top right edge 2 pinholes top left edge 1 pinhole in “J” of Jimi and another pinhole in the center. 9 scattered staple pulls and tape pulls on the back of 3 of the 4 corners. Paper loss in all 4 corners where poster was pulled from where it was displayed. 5 inch tear along the top left quadrant and 4-5 other smaller tears scattered throughout. Water staining (from rain) along the right side other assorted bumps and bruises that were acquired over the past 49 years.   

Up until today Beeghly posters have always traded very quietly and very quickly amongst the world’s most advanced poster collectors. They almost never appear at public auction. Why?

Because no owner of a Beeghly would normally auction their poster off in exchange for mere money. Beeghly’s are FAR more valuable as “trade bait” that can be used to acquire another Classic Rarity.

Which is why the opportunity here is so special. The marketplace for Vintage Concert posters is now exploding and there are many new participants that would cherish the opportunity to own a Beeghly but have nothing of consequence that can be used in trade. Although this is how these posters traditionally traded hands this time is different. This Classic Rarity is being sold UNRESERVED to the highest bidder that recognizes the uniqueness of this opportunity-- and has the wherewithal to take advantage of it!

Poster –Jimi Hendrix Atlanta Municipal Auditorium
Grade – PAE Very Fine 50
Bands/Bill- Jimi Hendrix Vanilla Fudge Soft Machine Amboy Dukes
Venue- Atlanta Municipal Auditorium
City – Atlanta GA
Date – 8/17/68
Dimensions- 21 15/16” x 28 1/16”
Printing- Original Printing
Artist – D.W. Beeghly
Series/ Promoter- Durwood C. Settles
Paper Type – Cardboard
Condition Details – See details in listing above.

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