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We are pleased to be able to offer the collecting community the very FIRST CGC graded example of this ulra rare and legendary cardboard poster!

Make no mistake about it, this is far more than just a concert poster, it is a genuine piece of American history! Why? Because the Tribute to Dr. Strange marks the very beginning of the San Francisco psychedelic era in 1965. This gathering, organized by a collective of artists and bohemians known as “The Family Dog”, was the spark that lit the flame of all future “happenings”. This concert pre-dates the Grateful Dead, and it predates the Acid Tests. The concert  features the Jefferson Airplane who came out of the folk movement to be the first San Francisco psychedelic band and the Charlatans, fresh off their performance at the Red Dog Saloon in Nevada.

The poster offered here is 100% Original with no restoration. It has a large drawing on the back and CGC is notoriously tough on the back of posters. While no one knows for sure how many posters were originally produced, it is certainly FAR less than the 250 produced for Family Dog #1. Proof of this rarity is backed by the near impossible opportunity to acquire one in any condition.

It is no longer a secret that the advent of CGC grading has brought thousands of new collectors in to the marketplace that already collect and understand certified rare coins, comic books and baseball cards. A portion of these new collectors are high powered uber-collectors that only wish to acquire the rarest and most important pieces. This is just the beginning of a trend that is sure to lead to exponential growth in the size of our market. Despite this growth in demand, the tiny available supply of TRUE MUSEUM PIECES like this will always remain the same. Since no one knows when the next CGC graded example of this poster will cross the auction block, we advise you to seize this opportunity that we are proudly making available to you now.

Poster - A Tribute to Dr. Strange

Catalog # - FD-I

Grade – CGC 5.0

Bands/Bill –Jefferson Airplane, Charlatan’s, The Marbles, The Great Society

Venue – Longshoreman’s Hall

City – San Francisco, California 

Date – 10/16/65

Dimensions –14” x 18”

Artist –Ami Magill/ Alton Kelley

Series/ Promoter – Family Dog

A.O.R # - 2.8

Paper Type - Cardboard

Condition details- A single tack hole in each corner, 5/32” x 5/16” area of paper loss at top center, 2 ¼” tear bottom center. 2 inch crease top left edge and a 5 inch crease just below "Great Society. The back of the poster has a tape pull top right and a large drawing in magic marker.  

*****This poster is available for inspection at out gallery, by appointment.*****

1965-FD-I-OP-1-Longshoreman’s Hall-Tribute to Dr. Strange Concert Poster–CGC Graded 5.01965-FD-I-OP-1-Longshoreman’s Hall-Tribute to Dr. Strange Concert Poster–CGC Graded 5.0
1965-FD-I-OP-1-Longshoreman’s Hall-Tribute to Dr. Strange Concert Poster–CGC Graded 5.0
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $6,912
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Thursday, June 15, 2017.
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