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We couldn't be more thrilled to offer the collecting communty the FIRST CGC Graded example of this ultra rare handbill to appear at public auction!

The BG-74 is THE KEY to the Bill Graham Fillmore series and posters of this event have traded for up to $45,000.

As rare and desirable as the poster is, the handbill is even rarer and features the same exact art as the poster!

In additon, the handbill features a review that appeared in Time Magazine about 4 weeks prior to the show. 

The interest and collector demand for concert handbills has skyrocketed in the past 12 months. This is due to CGC bringing much needed integrity to an area of the marketplace that was easily counterfeited.

You can read more about this in detail here.

When you consider that there are literally hundreds of collectors building Bill Graham sets, and just a tiny handful of this handbill have appeared at auction in ANY condition, it's easy to understand that this lot is extremely undervalued at current market levels. 

Our archives show just FOUR auction appearances in the past 20 years.

1) A specimen cataloged as "excellent/flawless condition" realized $4620 in November 2011.

2) A specimen cataloged as "superb condition with softness to the corner tips" realized $5520 in October 2012.

3) A specimen cataloged as "excellent condition with a few margin/border flaws" realized $3580 in May 2013.

4) A specimen cataloged as "pristine condition" realized $5147 in Spetember 2013.

Of course, none of these previously offered handbills were independently authenticated or graded by anyone.

Regardless, this is the very FIRST example of this famous rarity to appear at public auction in over 5 years, and the very FIRST CGC graded and authenticated example to ever be offered.

If you read the blog linked above, you'll clearly understand why CGC grading of this rarity is an absolute must! 

Bid accordingly, as it could easily be another 5 years before this opportunity presents itself again!

Please note: This handbill is very conservatively graded and would easily have passed as Dead Mint in any other venue. See details below.

Estimate- $4,000 - $8,000

Handbill – Jefferson Airplane Grateful Dead O’Keefe Centre Toronto

Catalog #BG-74 

Grade – CGC 9.2

Bands/Bill – Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead

Venue – O’Keefe Centre

City – Toronto, Canada

Date – 7/31 – 8/5/67

Dimensions – 4 49/64" x 6 63/64"

Printing – OHB-A Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Series/Promoter – Bill Graham Presents

Condition Details – On the back, 1 1/4" crease in the right corner. 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 6:00pm 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.*

1967-BG-74-OHB-A-O’Keefe Centre-Grateful Dead/Jefferson Airplane Concert Handbill-Ultra Rare Key to Set!! CGC Graded 9.21967-BG-74-OHB-A-O’Keefe Centre-Grateful Dead/Jefferson Airplane Concert Handbill-Ultra Rare Key to Set!! CGC Graded 9.2
1967-BG-74-OHB-A-O’Keefe Centre-Grateful Dead/Jefferson Airplane Concert Handbill-Ultra Rare Key to Set!! CGC Graded 9.2
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $7,800
Number Bids: 22
Auction closed on Thursday, January 17, 2019.
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