July Mega Sale (Auction #102)
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Marty Balin's passing last year has spurred a massive interest in anything related to Jefferson Airplane, a trend that's in the earliest of stages. This original first printing poster is easily one of the rarest and most important Airplane lots we’ve ever offered and we’re very proud to include it in this sale! 

 

This incredible poster by Canadian artist Bob Masse is one of the most striking designs in the rock poster world, and is coveted by top collectors of the genre! The event was billed as the Vancouver Trips Festival. The poster promotes a May 1967 show that featured The Jefferson Airplane at the Richmond Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was a low print run, printed on very thin paper, making any surviving examples difficult to keep in top condition. This was the Airplane at the point of their commercial breakthrough and creative peak, just one month after the release of their historic recording “Surrealistic Pillow”. The Airplane were joined by other lesser known acts at this event. 

 

The popular and colorful Vancouver Trips Festival issue has been reprinted several times over the years, so this Original Pre-Concert First Printing poster here is extremely scarce and next to impossible to find, in ANY condition! Way back in March 2011, another example realized $10,478 in our auction. This example is 100% Original with no restoration, and has an "Organic Arts, Vancouver" stamp on the reverse.

 

Estimate- $3,500- $7,000

 

Poster – Jefferson Airplane, Richmond Arena Vancouver

Grade – PAE Excellent 75

Bands/Bill – Jefferson Airplane, Magic Fern, Collectors, Painted Ship

Venue – Richmond Arena

City – Vancouver, British Columbia

Date – 5/27/67

Dimensions – 13 19/32 x 19 29/32”

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

Artist – Bob Masse

Paper Type – Thin

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. Organic Arts Stamp on reverse. 1/16" tear top edge and left edge, two pinholes each corner, additional two tiny holes top right, tape residue top center, tape pulls on reverse, tiny tape pulls bottom edge, 6" light crease bottom left quadrant, tiny creases and handling. 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 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-Richmond Arena-Jefferson Airplane/Vancouver Trips Festival Concert Poster-RARE & HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER! PAE Graded Excellent “75”1967-Bob Masse-Richmond Arena-Jefferson Airplane/Vancouver Trips Festival Concert Poster-RARE & HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER! PAE Graded Excellent “75”
1967-Bob Masse-Richmond Arena-Jefferson Airplane/Vancouver Trips Festival Concert Poster-RARE & HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER! PAE Graded Excellent “75”
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,600
Number Bids: 22
Auction closed on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
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