3/15/66-AOR 2.124-OHB-A-The Matrix-The Great Society Concert Handbill-SUPER CLEAN & PINHOLE FREE! CGC Graded 9.2

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 Matrix a small San Francisco club in the Marina produced some of the finest concert art of the era. The most recognized from the venue are Victor Moscoso's Neon Rose posters. In addition to those eye appealing posters there were also a wonderfully creative selection of Original Handbills produced in very small quantities! These pieces are both beautiful and SCARCE like this one designed by San Francisco's own Ray Andersen.


Ray Andersen was projectionist and producer of the HOLY SEE LIGHT SHOW which was a part of many Bay Area Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane concerts during the late 60’s. He also owned a famous Record Store in San Francisco called “Grooves”. Andersen operated and presided over the store at Market Street and Octavia Boulevard for over two decades but sadly passed away in 2016. 


It’s no secret that handbills are far easier to counterfeit than posters. CGC authentication has brought much needed integrity and stability to this very popular segment of the marketplace. Finally you can acquire handbills with confidence knowing you are getting exactly what you pay for!


Handbill – Great Society Matrix

Grade – CGC 9.2

Bands/Bill – The Great Society

Venue – The Matrix

City – San Francisco CA

Date – 3/15/66

Dimensions – 8 1/2”x 11”

Printing – OHB-A Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Ray Andersen

AOR# - 2.124

Condition Details - Super clean with 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.*