The Historic Beginnings CGC Sale (Auction #108)
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It's with great pleasure we can now offer the collecting community the FIRST CGC Graded example of this handbill to ever appear in our auction! Most fans of this auction are aware of the impact that Bill Graham had on the San Francisco Rock Scene on the 1960’s and beyond, however only a handful of collectors are tuned into the early history of the world’s most famous rock and roll impresario.

 

This double-sided handbill is from the very first days of Graham's tenure with the Mime Troupe. These events are from August of 1965 at the Gate Theatre and predate the Mime Troupe I by 3 months. The handbill advertises the return of “That Minstrel Show" Civil Rights in a Cracker Barrel, which was the Mime Troupe's first touring show. Several months later in 1966, Graham's name still appeared on some of their advertising but was soon removed, as he was involved with his new business. The Mime Troupe toiled on, in pretty much the same fashion as they previously had, with their Politically critical-ironic overtones and free performances. 

 

San Francisco counter-culture material from 1965 is few and far between, highly sought after, very desirable -- and in our opinion, an excellent value at current market levels. Bid accordingly!

 

Handbill – S.F. Mime Troupe in That Minstrel Show 

Grade – CGC 6.5

Venue – Gate Theatre

City – Sausalito, CA

Date – 8/12-9/12/1965

Dimensions – 8 1/2" x 11"

Printing – OHB-C, Original Pre-Concert First Printing, Version C

Series/Promoter – Bill Graham

Condition Details – 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.*

1965-AOR 2.33-OHB-C-The Gate Theatre-ULTRA RARE & EARLY BILL GRAHAM! SF Mime Troupe Original Handbill-CGC Graded 6.51965-AOR 2.33-OHB-C-The Gate Theatre-ULTRA RARE & EARLY BILL GRAHAM! SF Mime Troupe Original Handbill-CGC Graded 6.5
1965-AOR 2.33-OHB-C-The Gate Theatre-ULTRA RARE & EARLY BILL GRAHAM! SF Mime Troupe Original Handbill-CGC Graded 6.5
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $300
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Auction closed on Thursday, November 7, 2019.
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