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It’s with great pleasure we can offer this exceedingly rare, original Janis Joplin concert handbill for the FIRST TIME in our auction! It was produced for the legendary singer's appearance at Sicks’ Stadium in Seattle, Washington on July 5, 1970. As pacific northwest material goes, this piece is a real treasure.


This concert took place just three months before her death, and it was Joplin's first show after her run with the Festival Express concerts. The Youngbloods, Pacific Gas & Electric and Steve Miller Band opened for Janis and her full tilt boogie band on this night in Seattle. The actual line up included a 5th group, a local Seattle band named Butterfat, that opened for PG&E. 


Two years ago, an example of this handbill cataloged as "Very Good Condition" with creases, small spots of residue, toning and writing on the back sold for $625 in another public auction. This example is in a different universe in terms of quality & condition! The collectibles world will be watching as advanced collectors fight it out for the right to add this sweet handbill to their collection. Original handbills are currently one of the hottest segments of the market! Read our blog dated 5/18/18 for details.


Handbill – Janis Joplin, Sicks’ Stadium

Grade – PAE Mint 95

Bands/Bill – Janis Joplin, The Youngbloods, Pacific Gas & Electric, The Steve Miller Band, Butterfat

Venue – Sicks’ Stadium

City – Seattle, WA

Date – 7/5/1970

Dimensions – 8 1/2" x 11"

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

Condition Details – Superb Museum Quality with no visible flaws of any kind. 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.*

1970-Sicks' Stadium-Janis Joplin Concert Handbill-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Mint 95
1970-Sicks' Stadium-Janis Joplin Concert Handbill-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Mint "95"
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $420
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
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