The CGC Spectacular Spring Sale (Auction #132)
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Here we have the FIRST CGC Graded example appearance of this Austin Texas poster to appear in a public auction! This lot is the PERFECT example of why collectors are so excited about this hobby and believe that concert posters are the most lucrative collectibles opportunity in the world today! This large and amazingly beautiful poster features an incredible design by counter culture artist Robert Rush. Just 500 posters were originally produced, and this poster is STILL available at a super reasonable price point compared to every other major collectible.

The headlining band, Lord August & The Vision of Light were a San Antonio group fronted by keyboardist Augie Meyers, of Texas Tornadoes and the Sir Douglas Quintet Fame. The Georgetown Medical Band were in support for these January 1968 shows. The material that was created for the Vulcan Gas Company in Austin Texas in the 1960's are some of the most desirable and valuable in the entire genre of Psychedelic Concert art.

Austin Texas has a rich musical tradition dating back to the 1930’s. Often spoken of in the same breath with Nashville and New Orleans, Austin is considered an American sweet spot of musical collaboration and innovation. During the 1960’s a small group of students began promoting Psychedelic and Blues concerts in the Austin area. They were originally known as the Electric Grandmother. Later they became the Vulcan Gas Company and eventually opened a venue under the same name.

The Vulcan Gas Co. was responsible for a wonderful series of concert posters that are very scarce and beautiful. Very few of these posters exist in ANY condition today, and the few that have surfaced over the years have been mostly restored. This is the FIRST CGC graded example of this issue to ever appear at public auction. If you’ve been waiting years for one of these ultra rare gems to be available with third party certification, your time has come!

Poster – Lord August at Vulcan Gas Company
Subtitle – The Dragon
Catalog # VG-10
Grade – CGC 9.2
Bands/Bill – Lord August and The Vision of Light, The Georgetown Medical Band
Venue – Vulcan Gas Company
City – Austin, Texas
Date – 1/5-6/68
Dimensions – 21" x 25"
Printing – OP-1, Original Pre-Concert First Printing
Series/Promoter – Vulcan Gas Company
Artist – Robert Rush
Condition Details – 100% Original with no restoration. 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-VG-10-OP-1-Lord August & The Vision of Light-Vulcan Gas Company Concert Poster-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE RARE Vulcan Set Breaker! CGC Graded 9.2
1968-VG-10-OP-1-Lord August & The Vision of Light-Vulcan Gas Company Concert Poster-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE RARE Vulcan Set Breaker! CGC Graded 9.2
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $840
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
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