The CGC Graded Concert Poster Extravaganza! (Auction #105)
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This poster has just emerged from a recently unearthed and long held collection of Texas material, owned by a long time resident and participant of the Austin music scene!

 

We are pleased to offer the FIRST CGC Graded example of this amazing and very rare Vulcan Gas Company poster to EVER appear at public auction!

 

Austin Texas has a rich musical tradition dating back to the 1930’s. Often spoken of in the same breath with Nashville and New Orleans, Austin is considered an American sweet spot of musical collaboration and innovation. During the 1960’s a small group of students began promoting Psychedelic and Blues concerts in the Austin area. They were originally known as the Electric Grandmother. Later they became the Vulcan Gas Company and eventually opened a venue under the same name.

 

The Vulcan Gas Co. was responsible for a wonderful series of concert posters that are very scarce and beautiful. They were produced in very low quantities and are therefore extremely popular with collectors racing to acquire what little surviving examples of these issues surface! 

 

This poster was designed by the amazing, one and only Gilbert Shelton. Shelton was the art director for the Vulcan, along with Jim Franklin of Armadillo World Headquarters fame. Shelton went on to become one of most well known underground Comix artists of all time. This issue titled “The Heart” is the first example of posters from this series we have EVER auctioned, with or without CGC grading. Extremely SCARCE! Bid accordingly.

 

Poster – Conqueroo, Vulcan Gas Company

Grade – CGC 4.5

Bands/Bill – Conqueroo, Swiss Movement

Venue – Vulcan Gas Company

City – Austin, TX

Date – 11/10-11/67

Dimensions – 22” x 28”

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

Artist – Gilbert Shelton

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. Minor paper loss, tape pulls, upper right edge tear, top edge tear, toning. 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–VG-3-OP-1-Vulcan Gas Company-Conqueroo Concert Poster-FIRST CGC SHELTON ISSUE APPEARANCE! CGC Graded 4.51967–VG-3-OP-1-Vulcan Gas Company-Conqueroo Concert Poster-FIRST CGC SHELTON ISSUE APPEARANCE! CGC Graded 4.5
1967–VG-3-OP-1-Vulcan Gas Company-Conqueroo Concert Poster-FIRST CGC SHELTON ISSUE APPEARANCE! CGC Graded 4.5
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Auction closed on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
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