The New Decade Kickoff Sale (Auction #111)
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We are pleased to offer this RARE Bob Masse designed relic for the first time in our auction! This is a first, original printing poster for The Yardbirds appearance at Kerrisdale Arena on July 31, 1967. Reprints of this issue are widely available to collectors, but the pre-concert printing like this one here are extremely difficult to locate, in ANY condition. This poster is often described as one of the most seldom seen, and therefore highly sought after, early Bob Masse issues. 


Canadian artist Bob Masse is one of rock's most seasoned and prolific poster artists. He is perhaps best known in the collecting world for his design of the July 1967 Grateful Dead concert at Vancouver’s Agradome. His work has been hunted by collectors for decades and remains one of the most celebrated artists of the era.


This Yardbirds concert took place the same month the band released their 4th and final album "Little Games". It was their first album recorded after becoming a quartet with Jimmy Page as the sole guitarist, and Chris Dreja switching to bass. We have seen MANY early Yardbirds issues over the past decade of auctioning concert material and we have never seen this poster pass through our doors before. Very few have appeared in public auctions over the past 10 years. This Original First Printing poster for Yardbirds also features The Family Tree, Magic Fern and The Painted Ship. 


Poster – Yardbirds, Kerrisdale Arena

Grade – PAE Excellent 79

Bands/Bill – The Yardbirds, Family Tree, Magic Fern, Painted Ship 

Venue – Kerrisdale Arena

City – Kerrisdale, CA

Date – 7/31/67

Dimensions – 13 1/2” x 21 3/4”

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

Artist – Bob Masse

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. Evidence of moisture and a crease in the top right edge, some creases in the bottom right. 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 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.*

1967–Bob Masse-Kerrisdale Arena-The Yardbirds Concert Poster-SCARCE ORIGINAL PRINTING! PAE Graded Excellent “79
1967–Bob Masse-Kerrisdale Arena-The Yardbirds Concert Poster-SCARCE ORIGINAL PRINTING! PAE Graded Excellent “79"
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,200
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
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