November Mega Sale 2019 (Auction #109)
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This handbill is signed in ink by both Judy Collins and the late great Mimi Farina!

 

Here is a super rare and early handbill from the 5th Annual Big Sur Folk Festival, held in one of the most picturesque regions in California, the Esalen Hot Springs. This original handbill is printed on extremely thin paper, and features the incredible 1968 lineup of Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Mimi Fariña, Arlo Guthrie and the Charles River Valley Boys. Best of all, this piece is SIGNED by 2 of the performers: The late great Mimi Fariña (signed with “Best Wishes” in 1995), and Judy Collins (signed “Judy Collins-Thriving”). 

 

In its formative years, the festival began as a series of workshops and impromptu sets by Joan Baez, Mimi & Richard Fariña and some of their contemporaries. By the 5th annual held in 1968, it had begun to grow and often special guests would show up and play. At this event, Graham Nash, Joni Mitchell, John Sebastian and Stephen Stills all performed unannounced. The site for the festival was a gorgeous retreat that overlooked the sea, complete with baths and saunas for the folk artists to relax in after playing their sets.

 

This is the FIRST example of this super rare SIGNED handbill to appear in our auction. 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!

 

Handbill – Big Sur Folk Festival

Grade – PAE Near Mint 87

Bands/Bill – Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Mimi Fariña, Arlo Guthrie, Charles River Valley Boys

Venue – Esalen Hot Springs

City – Big Sur, CA 

Date – 9/7-8/68

Dimensions – 8 1/2” x 11”

Printing – OHB-A, Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Condition Details - Super clean with no nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes. 100% Original with no restoration. Tiny bit of corner wear and edge 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 handbill 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–Big Sur Folk Festival-Arlo Guthrie-Joan Baez-Concert Handbill-DOUBLE SIGNED JUDY COLLINS & MIMI FARINA! PAE Graded Near Mint “87”1968–Big Sur Folk Festival-Arlo Guthrie-Joan Baez-Concert Handbill-DOUBLE SIGNED JUDY COLLINS & MIMI FARINA! PAE Graded Near Mint “87”
1968–Big Sur Folk Festival-Arlo Guthrie-Joan Baez-Concert Handbill-DOUBLE SIGNED JUDY COLLINS & MIMI FARINA! PAE Graded Near Mint “87”
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Auction closed on Thursday, December 5, 2019.
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