The Historic Beginnings CGC Sale (Auction #108)
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This parody of an old west “Wanted” poster promoted an early 1966 concert by the groundbreaking Charlatans at Sokol Hall. The event was held just months after Bill Graham had his premiere show at the Fillmore. This Alton Kelley designed poster is featured in The Art of Rock, page 68.

 

This is only the second CGC graded example of this original, first printing poster to appear at public auction! In April 2017, a lower 9.0 graded example reached $989 in our auction. In any other collectibles market this poster would be worth many multiples of the previously sold example. It will be interesting to see what premium the market attaches to this superior example now! 

 

Poster – Wanted-The Charlatans, Sokol Hall

Grade – CGC 9.6

Bands/Bill – The Charlatans, Electric Chamber Orchestra, Lynne Hughes

Venue – Sokol Hall

City – San Francisco, CA

Date – 3/4/66

Dimensions – 13 31/32" x 19 31/32"

Printing – OP-1, Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Alton Kelley

A.O.R. - 68A

Condition Details - Superb Museum Quality with no visible flaws of any kind. No nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration.

 

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

 

*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1966-AOR 68-A-OP-1-Sokol Hall-The Charlatans Concert Poster-MUSEUM QUALITY CONDITION! CGC Graded 9.6
1966-AOR 68-A-OP-1-Sokol Hall-The Charlatans Concert Poster-MUSEUM QUALITY CONDITION! CGC Graded 9.6
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $450
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Thursday, November 7, 2019.
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