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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 very large and amazingly beautiful poster features the World Class artistry of legendary counter culture artist Gilbert Shelton! Just 500 posters were originally produced, less than 3 examples have EVER appeared at auction, and this poster is STILL available at a super reasonable price point compared to every other major collectible!

Shelton was the art director of the Vulcan Gas Company, along with Jim Franklin of Armadillo World Headquarters fame. Shelton went on to become one of most well known underground Comix artists of all time. He was one of the founders of “Rip off Press” and was best known for his hilarious and popular “Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers” comix. The material that was created for the Vulcan Gas Company in Austin Texas in the 1960s 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 –Shiva's Headband at Vulcan Gas Company

Subtitle – Syringe Head

Catalog # VG-19

Grade – CGC 8.0

Bands/Bill – Shiva’s Headband, Conqueroo, Rubaiyat, Sleepy John Estes

Venue – Vulcan Gas Company

City – Austin, Texas

Date – 4/12-20/68

Dimensions – 21 1/2" X 26 1/2”

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

Series/Promoter – Vulcan Gas Company

Artist – Gilbert Shelton

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-19-OP-1-Vulcan Gas Company-Shiva's Headband Concert Poster-RARE SHELTON Vulcan Set Breaker! CGC Graded 8.0
1968-VG-19-OP-1-Vulcan Gas Company-Shiva's Headband Concert Poster-RARE SHELTON Vulcan Set Breaker! CGC Graded 8.0
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $840
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Thursday, February 14, 2019.
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