February CGC Sale 2019
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This is the FIRST CGC graded example of this original Vulcan Gas Company handbill to appear at public auction! 


A collectors favorite, this Velvet Underground handbill issue is extremely scarce and seldom surfaces, in ANY condition. The reverse side of this piece has an ad for "Oat Willies", a local Austin headshop from back in the day. Legend has it there may have also been posters produced of this issue, however at this time not a single one has surfaced. The handbill is VERY rare!


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. These posters and handbills were printed in far less quantity than those for the major San Francisco dance halls, mostly in quantities of 500 or less.


Very few of these unique and fragile handbills remain available today, in ANY condition. This Velvet Underground Original Handbill is in beautiful 9.8 graded Museum Quality Condition with no flaws of any kind! It's a wonder how this thin paper stock specimen remained in sharp mint shape all these years!


Handbill – Velvet Underground, Vulcan Gas Company

Grade – CGC 9.8

Bands/Bill – Velvet Underground, Ramon, Water Brothers

Venue – Vulcan Gas Company

City – Austin, TX

Date – 10/23-25/69

Dimensions – 8 1/2 x 11"

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

Artist – Jim Franklin

Paper Type – Thin stock

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

*****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.*

1969-VG-691023-OHB-A-Vulcan Gas Company-Velvet Underground Concert Handbill-RARE! FIRST AUCTION APPEARANCE! CGC Graded 9.8
1969-VG-691023-OHB-A-Vulcan Gas Company-Velvet Underground Concert Handbill-RARE! FIRST AUCTION APPEARANCE! CGC Graded 9.8
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $660
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Thursday, February 14, 2019.
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