The CGC Spectacular Spring Sale (Auction #132)
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/8/2021

We are pleased to present this very early, ultra rare and highly prized collectible -- the first example we have offered at auction in almost 5 years! Don’t let the term “Handbill” fool you.  While most handbills are roughly 5 ½” x 8 1/2" ,this is actually a “mini poster” that measures approximently 12 3/8”x 15 19/32”. This is the highly sought after “A” version, printed in full color on ultra thin white paper. It’s a miracle this piece has survived in this condition for over 50 years. You probably won’t have an opportunity to acquire a finer copy anytime soon.

 

The FD-5 has tremendous historical significance as it is the first Family Dog concert held at the Avalon Ballroom, and the first artwork to feature the Family Dog slogan, “May the baby Jesus shut your mouth and open your mind.” This beautiful Wes Wilson design is one of the most popular in the entire series. In November 2016, a lower 9.0 graded example reached $2,887 in our auction. This is only the second example with CGC grading we have ever offered.

Handbill – The Blues Project, Avalon Ballroom
Grade – CGC 9.4
Bands/Bill - Blues Project, Great Society
Venue - Avalon Ballroom
City – San Francisco, California
Date – 4/22-23/66
Dimensions - 12 3/8”x 15 19/32”
Printing- OHB-A, Original Handbill
Artist – Wes Wilson
Series/ Promoter- Family Dog
Paper Type – Thin
Condition Details –  Museum Quality with no visible flaws of any kind. No nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 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 6:00 pm eastern.

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

1966-FD-5-OHB-A-The Blues Project-Great Society-Avalon Ballroom Concert Handbill-RARE OVERSIZED ORIGINAL HANDBILL! CGC Graded 9.41966-FD-5-OHB-A-The Blues Project-Great Society-Avalon Ballroom Concert Handbill-RARE OVERSIZED ORIGINAL HANDBILL! CGC Graded 9.4
1966-FD-5-OHB-A-The Blues Project-Great Society-Avalon Ballroom Concert Handbill-RARE OVERSIZED ORIGINAL HANDBILL! CGC Graded 9.4
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,280
Number Bids: 25
Auction closed on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
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