May CGC Rarities Sale 2019 (Auction #99)
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This poster is signed in black ink by the artist, David Byrd! 

 

We are pleased to offer an Original Pre-Concert First Printing of this beautiful and highly sought-after Jimi Hendrix poster! Only the THIRD CGC Graded example -- and the FIRST SIGNED by the artist -- of this issue to appear in our auction! It's also tied for the FINEST Quality condition we've ever handled! This copy is super clean with strong colors and practically flawless paper quality.  

 

This David Byrd image is celebrated in The Art of Rock as plate #2.90. The venue, the famed Fillmore East, was located in the lower East side of Manhattan and was host to all of the major acts of the day. There are relatively few posters for the Fillmore East, rather Bill Graham used his print budget to create playbill type programs for the theatre style venue. This poster is one of the most requested Hendrix posters of all.

 

A true gem in terms of scarcity, design, and performer. Many advanced collectors believe the CGC 8.5 grade offers maximum quality and value as they are far more affordable than posters graded 9.0+ while remaining super clean with exceptional eye appeal. Read our blog dated 1/31/18 to learn more!

 

In April 2018 a non graded copy of this poster that had been previously dry-mounted and removed from the board sold at auction for $10,000. In February 2018, a same 8.5 graded example reached $4612 in our auction, and it was NOT SIGNED like THIS example is! More and more collectors are coming into the fold with the knowledge that artist signatures add a whole other dimension to their treasures. Read our blog dated 1/20/18 where we discuss the skyrocketing demand for signed material such as this lot!

 

Poster – Jimi Hendrix Experience, Fillmore East

Grade – CGC 8.5

Bands/Bill – Sly & the Family Stone (Not listed), Jimi Hendrix Experience, Joshua Light Show

Venue – Fillmore East

City – New York, NY

Date – 5/10/1968

Dimensions – 14 x 22”

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

Series/Promoter- Bill Graham Presents

Artist – David Byrd, Fantasy Unlimited

A.O.R. #2.90

Condition Details - Super clean! 100% Original with no restoration of any kind! A few instances of minor ink loss in upper left. 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.*

1968-AOR 2.90-OP-1-Fillmore East-Jimi Hendrix Experience Concert Poster-SIGNED Byrd! CGC Graded 8.5
1968-AOR 2.90-OP-1-Fillmore East-Jimi Hendrix Experience Concert Poster-SIGNED Byrd! CGC Graded 8.5
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $7,800
Number Bids: 36
Auction closed on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
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