October Mega Sale (Auction #124)
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The very FIRST of this issue we have ever offered in our auction! This next to impossible to own GIANT sized original cardboard poster is one of very few copies to survive the past 52 years. It features the legendary bluegrass royalty of Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs at the Chastain Park Amphitheater in Atlanta on August 25th, 1968. The poster was commissioned by promoter Durwood Settles and was designed by legendary poster artist D.W. Beeghley

 

Beeghley is a renowned concert poster artist whose work is amongst the rarest and most sought after EVER produced - like the HENDRIX MERRIWEATHER issue. Beeghley's claim to fame was the ridiculous time, effort and materials he invested to create true works of art that transcended the genre. First, Beeghley created this poster in cardboard, this was a work of art that Beeghley intended to last far beyond the actual concert date. Second, Beeghley created this poster in massive size, something that was.. and is... highly unusual. Third, Beeghley created this poster as a hand pulled silkscreen that used stunning day glow, fluorescent inks that dazzle under black light.

 

All of these unusual steps were taken to create an important work of art that would be considered to be amongst the most beautiful and sought after rock and roll concert posters produced by ANYONE, ANYWHERE. Beeghley succeeded in his goal as today, 52 years later, his posters are wanted and searched for by the world's most advanced collectors.

 

We've had the pleasure to auction 2 other Beeghley posters including a Jimi Hendrix Atlanta Municipal poster from 8/17/68 that realized $27,600 in our auction held August, 2018,  and a Doors Hitlon Hotel poster from 11/25/67 Washington D.C. that realized $25,200 in February, 2019. These tremendous values speak for themselves in regards to the rarity and desirability of these posters.

 

It will be interesting to see what value the market attaches to this Museum Rarity. The collectibles world will be watching as advanced collectors fight it out for the right to add this masterpiece to their collection! Bid accordingly, as this may be your ONLY CHANCE to acquire this americana classic.

 

Poster – Flatt & Scruggs, Atlanta, Beeghley

Grade – PAE Excellent 75

Bands/Bill – Flatt & Scruggs & The Foggy Mt Boys, David Rogers

Venue – Chastain Park Amphitheater 

City – Atlanta, Georgia

Date – 8/25/68

Dimensions – 22 1/16" 28 1/8"

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

Series/Promoter - Durwood Settles

Artist - D.W. Beeghley

Paper Type – Cardboard

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. Paperloss top right, 1/8", 1-3/4", & 3/4" tears top edge, creases, cracks, pinholes, sticky residue in the top right. 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 6:00 pm 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-Flatt & Scruggs-Chastain Park Amphitheater Cardboard Beeghley Concert Poster-SCARCE! FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Excellent 751968-Flatt & Scruggs-Chastain Park Amphitheater Cardboard Beeghley Concert Poster-SCARCE! FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Excellent 75
1968-Flatt & Scruggs-Chastain Park Amphitheater Cardboard Beeghley Concert Poster-SCARCE! FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Excellent "75"
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,080
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
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