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This incredible lot is tied for the FINEST QUALITY CGC Graded Cream Paisley poster to EVER appear at public auction! Grande posters are highly sought after and enjoy top demand by collectors whenever they appear at public auction. Why? The reasons are many. 


First, Grande posters were issued in small runs of just 500 pieces. Secondly, NONE of the Grande posters were re-printed. Third, The Grande was the Midwest center of the psychedelic scene in the 1960’s. It is by far the most famous of the Midwest venues and it featured many of the top bands of the era. 


The fact this is one of THE most sought after Grande Ballroom Posters of all time, featuring one of the top bands of all time, tied for the finest known condition, is sure to attract the attention of advanced collectors, as well as those actively assembling ”finest known” collections. On the rare occasion this issue is offered for public sale, it usually has been previously restored. This example is superb and flawless in all respects. The poster is as fresh as if it had been produced today. 100% original with no restoration. 100% un-improvable.


Astute collectors understand well that a finest known example in rare coins, comics and baseball cards regularly bring 5-10x the price of the next finest known copy, even if the next finest known copy is superb itself. Whatever value premium the market assigns now, it is sure to expand in the future as the market expands for CGC graded concert posters.


In February 2017, a same 9.8 graded example reached $6912 in our auction. A well known phrase in collectible markets is that “quality is remembered long after price is forgotten”. If you are uncompromising collector that only accepts the best, this is an opportunity that should not be passed up!


Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000


Poster – Cream, Grande Ballroom 1968

Catalog # G/G-680607

Nickname - Cream Paisley

Grade – CGC Grade 9.8

Bands/Bill – Cream, MC5, Carousel, and more

Venue – Grande Ballroom

City – Detroit, MI

Date – 6/7-9/68

Dimensions -12 28/32”x 21 2/32”

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

Artist – Gary Grimshaw

Series/ Promoter- Russ Gibb

Condition Details - Superb Museum Quality that is unimprovable in every way. Of course, there are no nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration.


*****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-G/G-680607-OP-1-Grande Ballroom-Cream Concert Poster- Unimprovable MONSTER Specimen! CGC Graded 9.8
1968-G/G-680607-OP-1-Grande Ballroom-Cream Concert Poster- Unimprovable MONSTER Specimen! CGC Graded 9.8
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,500
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Thursday, March 14, 2019.
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