The Historic Beginnings CGC Sale (Auction #108)
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This bright poster is the 5th produced for Victor Moscoso’s retinal burning Neon Rose series, and was printed for a Sopwith Camel show at the Matrix in San Francisco.


The band Sopwith Camel, named by founding member Peter Kraemer, formed in late 1965, and included Terry MacNeil, William "Truckaway" Sievers, Martin Beard, and drummer Norman Mayell. The group performed regularly at the Matrix as well as the Marigold Ballroom and several other popular west coast venues. This could be one of their most celebrated posters of all.


Victor Moscoso had an arrangement with the management of the Matrix to produce a series of posters for shows at this small club in the Marina. Of the approximately 2000 posters printed, the club would use a few hundred for publicity. The bulk of the remaining posters were retained by the artist, to sell as merchandise. This beautiful example is in Superb Museum Quality Condition and it's only the 3rd we've offered with CGC grading!


Poster – Sopwith Camel, The Matrix

Catalog # – NR-5

Grade – CGC 9.6

Bands/Bill – Sopwith Camel

Venue – The Matrix

City – San Francisco, California

Date – 2/6-11/67

Dimensions – 13 31/32” x 20”

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

Artist – Victor Moscoso

Series/Promoter - Neon Rose

Paper Type - Uncoated Index

Condition Details – Superb Museum Quality with no visible flaws. No nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration.


*****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–NR-5-OP-1-The Matrix-Sopwith Camel Concert Poster-CGC Graded 9.6
1967–NR-5-OP-1-The Matrix-Sopwith Camel Concert Poster-CGC Graded 9.6
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $450
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Thursday, November 7, 2019.
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