3/18/66-BG-2-OHB-A-Fillmore Auditorium-Big Brother and the Holding Co BATMAN Concert Handbill-CGC Graded 9.4

closed on Friday, August 9, 2019

Final Auction Price
*Final prices include buyers premium
Starting bid: $1.00

This lot will be accompanied by a Letter of Provenance attesting to the fact that it resided in the historic Early '66 Time Capsule Collection one of the most exciting and important concert poster discoveries of the past 20 years.


The "Batman" is just the second image in the Bill Graham series and is unquestionably the rarest KEY TO THE FILLMORE SET. We are pleased to present to the collecting community the FINEST QUALITY condition specimen of this Original Handbill we've ever offered in our auction!


It was discovered this handbill had been pirated at some point in the 1990's. You can bid with confidence on this lot as it has been independently authenticated and graded by CGC as being the first pre-concert printing AND it is 100% Original with no restoration of any kind. If you are considering bidding on this lot we urge you to read our blog dated 3/8/2010 that discusses the importance to collecting the KEYS to a set.


The public offering of a "Batman" is a major event amongst vintage material collectors. There are literally thousand of collectors building Bill Graham Fillmore collections but just a lucky few will ever own this KEY TO THE SET and have the satisfaction of owning a complete collection. Clearly demand for this issue completely overwhelms the tiny number of surviving specimens.


This lot is sure to draw much excitement now while guaranteeing the new owner the satisfaction of knowing it will ALWAYS be a MAJOR HIGHLIGHT of any auction in which it appears! Perhaps this is the very definition of a MAJOR MUSEUM PIECE!


Handbill – Big Brother & the Holding Co. Fillmore West

Catalog #BG-2

Grade – CGC 9.4

Band/Bill – Big Brother & the Holding Co. Mystery Trend The Family Tree Quicksilver Messenger Service The Gentlemen’s Band Great Society the Skins

Venue – Fillmore West

City – San Francisco CA

Date – 3/18-20/1966

Dimensions – 6 1/2" x 8 3/8"

Printing – OHB-A Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Wes Wilson

Series/Promoter – Bill Graham

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 6:00pm eastern.


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


* A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*