2/12/66-The Firehouse-Lincoln's Birthday Party! Sopwith Camel-The Amazing Charlatans Concert Handbill-PAE Graded Excellent '79'

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.


Here we have an Original Charlatans Handbill produced for Lincoln's Birthday Party concert at The Firehouse a decommissioned fire-station turned into a small music venue. This show featured an early appearance by Sopwith Camel who were living and rehearsing upstairs in the building at the time. The venue was owned by George Eby and his dog "Potpan" is mentioned on the handbill along with a light show by Ray Andersen (spelled incorrectly on the piece). 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. This is the very FIRST example of this handbill we've ever offered in our auction and it's 100% Original with no restoration!


Handbill – Charlatans The Firehouse 1966
Grade – PAE Excellent 79
Bands/Bill – The Charlatans Sopwith Camel
Venue – The Firehouse
City – San Francisco CA
Date – 2/12/66
Dimensions – 5 5/8" x 8 5/8"
Printing – OHB-A Original Pre-Concert First Printing
Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. Folded into 3rds 3 tack holes top edge printing on reverse. 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. *****


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