Time Capsule Sale (Auction #103)
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/8/2019

This lot will be accompanied by a Letter of Provenance, attesting to the fact that it resided in the historic Early '66 Time Capsule Collection, one of the most exciting and important concert poster discoveries of the past 20 years.


This is an Early Fillmore issue not under the BGP auspice! From back when Graham rented the hall to a couple other wanna-be promoters, before he consolidated it just for his own use. One of those promoters was the early FD/Chet Helms, who was partnered with Graham for a minute at the Fillmore.


The artwork for this rare piece was produced by an unknown artist, but it incorporates the arch letter design elements Wes Wilson was beginning to exhibit, and subsequently ran with on the BG-3.


For the collector chronicling the early San Francisco Dance culture scene at the highest level. An original 8 1/2" x 11" flyer produced for phone poles and taped in store windows. They were not “handed out” as the smaller postcards, and thin paper handbills were.


Also, many collectors believe that handbills graded 8.5 by CGC represent the best value in the marketplace today. See our blog dated 1/31/18 to learn why demand for this grade is currently skyrocketing.


Important note: This is the same lot we previously auctioned off earlier this year in Part 1 of The Early '66 Time Capsule Collection where it realized $2,400. We mistakenly described the handbill as being pinhole free and it was returned by the winning bidder. Nevertheless, the 8.5 grade designated by CGC was accurate then... as it is now. It was our description that was mistaken.

Estimate $1,750 - $ 3,500


Handbill – Jefferson Airplane, Fillmore Auditorium

Grade – CGC 8.5

Bands/Bill – Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service

Venue – Fillmore Auditorium

City – San Francisco, CA

Date – 3/4-5/66

Dimensions – 8 1/2 x 11”

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

Condition Details – 100% Original with no restoration. 3 tack holes top edge. 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 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.*

3/4/66–AOR 2.46-OHB-A-Fillmore Auditorium-Jefferson Airplane Concert Handbill-CGC Graded 8.53/4/66–AOR 2.46-OHB-A-Fillmore Auditorium-Jefferson Airplane Concert Handbill-CGC Graded 8.5
3/4/66–AOR 2.46-OHB-A-Fillmore Auditorium-Jefferson Airplane Concert Handbill-CGC Graded 8.5
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $780
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
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