The February 2021 CGC Sale (Auction #130)
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This is the first example seen of these handbills at any auction! The first handbill is certified by CGC. It was designed by modern Pacific Northwest artist, Mike King, for a canceled show that was set to feature Nirvana, Mudhoney, Poison Idea, and Calamity Jane. This handbill appears in Mike King’s book Maximum Plunder, which is currently the only cataloging system used to certify posters from the Pacific Northwest.

 

The second handbill does not appear in the book, and thus could not be graded by CGC. However, it is graded by PAE as a Mint 95. The rescheduled concert replaces Mudhoney with Helmet, and adds Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys fame as the event’s emcee, as is noted on the handbill. Although we originally thought this second one was also a Mike King design, it turns out that it is not. We believe that the promoter used the artwork from the original canceled show to create this new piece in order to promote the rescheduled show. It is 100% authentic and is the FIRST example that has been uncovered by the collector’s community.

 

The consignor of these handbills got them from Crossroads Records in Portland, OR, an important place in the history of the Northwest music scene.

 

Handbills – Nirvana, Portland Meadows
Grade – CGC 9.8 and PAE Mint "95"
Bands/Bill- Nirvana, Mudhoney, Poison Idea, Calamity Jane
Venue - Portland Meadows
City – Portland, OR
Date – 9/10/92 (and original date 8/22/92)

Dimensions - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (Same size for both)
Printing - OHB-A, Original Pre-Concert First Printing
Condition Details – Superb Museum Quality that is unimprovable 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.*

1992-MXP-134.10-OHB-A-Nirvana-Portland Meadows Concert Handbill-INCLUDES CANCELED AUGUST 22ND HANDBILL! CGC Graded 9.8 and PAE Mint 951992-MXP-134.10-OHB-A-Nirvana-Portland Meadows Concert Handbill-INCLUDES CANCELED AUGUST 22ND HANDBILL! CGC Graded 9.8 and PAE Mint 951992-MXP-134.10-OHB-A-Nirvana-Portland Meadows Concert Handbill-INCLUDES CANCELED AUGUST 22ND HANDBILL! CGC Graded 9.8 and PAE Mint 951992-MXP-134.10-OHB-A-Nirvana-Portland Meadows Concert Handbill-INCLUDES CANCELED AUGUST 22ND HANDBILL! CGC Graded 9.8 and PAE Mint 951992-MXP-134.10-OHB-A-Nirvana-Portland Meadows Concert Handbill-INCLUDES CANCELED AUGUST 22ND HANDBILL! CGC Graded 9.8 and PAE Mint 95
1992-MXP-134.10-OHB-A-Nirvana-Portland Meadows Concert Handbill-INCLUDES CANCELED AUGUST 22ND HANDBILL! CGC Graded 9.8 and PAE Mint "95"
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $960
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Thursday, February 18, 2021.
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