The CGC Spectacular Spring Sale (Auction #132)
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/8/2021
This lot offers a high grade, original first printing Postcard for what is considered by many collectors to be the most famous concert poster from the 1960’s, Rick Griffin’s masterpiece, the BG-105. It features what is arguably the best artwork ever rendered for a rock concert poster.

This image works on every level. It was created by the most inventive artist of the genre. It’s promoting the most striking musician of the era at the most famous venue of all!

The story behind the poster is that promoter Bill Graham dropped the ball the first time Hendrix played the Fillmore by placing the groundbreaking guitarist third on the bill (BG-69). The next time Hendrix came around, it was made clear to Graham by Hendrix management that he needed to make up for his previous lack of judgment. Of course he went straight to Rick Griffin to create the best possible work of art. The rest is history.

CGC graded postcards are VERY popular with collectors. You get a great collectible package, the same iconic art, for the fraction of what the poster commands. In March 2018, a lower 9.4 graded postcard example of this issue reached $547 in our auction.

Postcard – Jimi Hendrix, Fillmore and Winterland
Catalog #BG-105
Grade – CGC 9.6
Bands/Bill – Jimi Hendrix, John Mayall and Albert King
Venue – Fillmore West and Winterland
City – San Francisco, California
Date – 2/1-4/1968
Dimensions - 4 31/64 X 7 1/64”
Printing - OPC-A, Original Pre-Concert First Printing
Artist – Rick Griffin
Series/Promoter – Bill Graham
Condition Details – Superb Museum Quality with no visible flaws of any kind. No nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration.

*****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.*
1968-BG-105-OPC-A-Jimi Hendrix-Flying Eyeball-Fillmore & Winterland Concert Postcard-HIGH QUALITY CONDITION! CGC Graded 9.61968-BG-105-OPC-A-Jimi Hendrix-Flying Eyeball-Fillmore & Winterland Concert Postcard-HIGH QUALITY CONDITION! CGC Graded 9.6
1968-BG-105-OPC-A-Jimi Hendrix-Flying Eyeball-Fillmore & Winterland Concert Postcard-HIGH QUALITY CONDITION! CGC Graded 9.6
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $420
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
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