1966–FD-23-Avalon Ballroom-Captain Beefheart Concert Poster UNIQUE 1 of 1 Variant! *WESTLAKE COLLECTION!* PAE Graded Excellent '79'

closed on Friday, October 11, 2019

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It is our pleasure to offer the the collecting community the FIRST COMPLETELY UNIQUE specimen of this legendary issue to EVER appear at public auction. In addition this poster has also been independently authenticated on the back of the poster in pencil by noted concert poster expert and historian Eric King!


Mr King states this is a unique original printing of FD-23 which is not listed in his guide because it is the only known copy of this variant printed on different stock than the standard vellum used by Frank Westlake the owner of the Bindweed Press.


Mr King further explains that he does not list unique items in his guide. This variant was printed by Frank Westlake for himself and hung on the wall of his print shop. He later took it with him when he moved to Arkansas and it was left to his heir when he died.


Poster – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Avalon Ballroom

Catalog # – FD-23

Grade – PAE Excellent 79

Bands/Bill – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band and The Charlatans

Venue – Avalon Ballroom

City – San Francisco California

Date – 8/26-27/66

Dimensions – 14 3/16” x 19 15/16”

Printing –  Unique Print Variant

Artist – Mouse and Kelley

Printer – The Bindweed Press

Series/Promoter – Family Dog

Condition Details – 100% Original with no restoration. Eric King Authentication on reverse in pencil stating that this is a unique printing by the owner of the print shop for his own use and display. 1/4" tear left edge single pinhole in top two corners tiniest of pinhole bottom right upper left hand corner crease tiny nick top edge left heavily toned. 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.


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