The February 2021 CGC Sale (Auction #130)
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This "Vanessa" original printing Grande Postcard is universally recognized as one of the top 10 coolest and most desirable psychedelic concert images produced. This is the pre-concert, ultra rare OPC-B variant version postcard - unlike the other postcards produced of this issue - which exhibits the image of Vanessa in Magenta. We are pleased to offer only the second CGC Graded example to ever appear in our auction!

Artist Carl Lundgren created this image for a pair of November 1967 concerts at the Grande, featuring blues harp legend James Cotton and the Detroit icons, MC-5 . This psychedelic masterpiece uses a stunning central composition of the controversial actress Vanessa Redgrave, taken by celebrity photographer Victor Skebnewski. Lundgrens’ use of the opposing colors of Magenta and Neon Green create an incredibly vibrant effect that leaves the viewer mesmerized.

The “Vanessa” is viewed by discerning collectors as not only being the most attractive and desirable of the Grande series, but of the entire genre of psychedelic concert art. The OP-1 poster is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to locate. This postcard will provide collectors an excellent opportunity to fill that gap in their collection until a poster surfaces.

Postcard – Grande Ballroom “Vanessa”
Grade – CGC 3.5
Bands/Bill – James Cotton Blues Band, MC5, Billy C & the Sunshine
Venue – Grande Ballroom
City – Detroit, MI
Date – 11/10-11/67
Dimensions – 4 13/64" x 7 19/64"
Printing – OPC-B, Original Pre-Concert First Printing, Version 2
Series/Promoter – Russ Gibb
Artist – Carl Lundgren
Condition Details - Written & addressed on the reverse. 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 postcard is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****

* A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*
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1967-G/G-671110-OPC-B-James Cotton-Grande Ballroom Famous "Vanessa" Concert Postcard-CGC Graded 3.5
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $192
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Thursday, February 18, 2021.
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