2018 Holiday Mega Sale
Category:
Search By:

Marty Balin's recent passing 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 most important lots we’ve offered in recent years 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! In 10 years of handling vintage material, we have only seen it ONCE prior. Way back in March 2011, another example realized $10,478 in our auction. This example here appears in far better shape that the numerical grade suggests, and because many of the flaws are so tiny, it actually looks more like a Near Mint “85”. 


Poster – Jefferson Airplane, Richmond Arena Vancouver

Grade – PAE Excellent 79

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. 4 small pin holes top right, 7 tiny pin holes top edge, 3 tiny pin holes top left, 3 tiny pin holes bottom left, 3 tiny pin holes bottom right, 2 pin holes bottom edge, light 5" crease left edge 4" from the top, 4" crease 4" from the bottom, 1/2" crease top edge, none of these creases break the ink. 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. *****

1967-Richmond Arena-Jefferson Airplane Concert Poster-HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER ORIGINAL PRINTING! PAE Graded Excellent “79”1967-Richmond Arena-Jefferson Airplane Concert Poster-HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER ORIGINAL PRINTING! PAE Graded Excellent “79”
1967-Richmond Arena-Jefferson Airplane Concert Poster-HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER ORIGINAL PRINTING! PAE Graded Excellent “79”
Click above for larger image.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Current Bid: $650
Number Bids: 16
Please register or login if you want to bid.
Email A Friend
Ask a Question
Have One To Sell

Auction Notepad

 

You may add/edit a note for this item or view the notepad:  

Submit    Delete     View all notepad items