The January 2021 Mega Sale (Auction #129)
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Last year we lost one of the greatest electric guitar players of our time. Eddie Van Halen influenced an entire generation of guitarists. This poster showcases EARLY Van Halen in a small venue in 1978! And not just any small venue - the historic Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin! This original Texas poster is from the beginning of David Lee Roth’s tenure in the band. Armadillo World Headquarters posters are highly sought after and considered under valued by the advanced collectors we respect and communicate with. Indeed, super clean & pinhole free examples like this one are snapped up whenever offered.


A wonderful opportunity! We've only auctioned two other examples of this Van Halen issue previously over the past 13 years. Back in 2017, a lower graded example reached $529 in our auction. Last year, another example in the same condition as this one here reached $1320 in our auction! If you are looking for one of the most unique Armadillo posters that very seldom appears for collectors, this is the one! 


Poster – Van Halen, Armadillo

Grade – PAE Mint 91

Bands/Bill – Van Halen, The Bugs Henderson Group

Venue – Armadillo World Headquarters

City – Austin, Texas

Date – 07/03/1978

Dimensions – 11 1/2 X 17 1/2”

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

Series/Promoter – Armadillo 

Condition Details – Super clean & pinhole free! 100% Original with no restoration. Small crease bottom right corner, small edge crease upper left. 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 6:00 pm 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.*

1978–Van Halen-Armadillo World Headquarters Concert Poster-SUPER CLEAN & PINHOLE FREE! PAE Graded Mint 91
1978–Van Halen-Armadillo World Headquarters Concert Poster-SUPER CLEAN & PINHOLE FREE! PAE Graded Mint "91"
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