May CGC Rarities Sale 2019 (Auction #99)
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/16/2019

This poster is signed in pencil by both artists, Stanley Mouse and The Late Great Alton Kelley!


Wow! This DOUBLE SIGNED, 9.8 specimen is the FINEST QUALITY CGC graded, double signed, example to ever appear at public auction! The FD 18 is another “Sleeper“ in the Avalon series. Unlike the rest of the Avalon / Family Dog posters, this was printed on brown paper. Knowledgeable collectors know this paper was very easily damaged, and this issue remains all but impossible to find in this pristine, museum quality condition. You could go many, many years without locating a better example!


Mouse and Kelley once again dig into the well of popular culture icons for inspiration. This time they enlisted “Nipper”, the famous terrier that was used as a logo for decades by the Gramophone Company and RCA/Victor Company. This poster was produced in a ridiculously low print run of 1300 copies. We believe that less than 10% of those copies still exist in ANY condition today. Just a tiny fraction (5-10%) of that 10% are high grade specimens. This immaculate 9.8 piece here is a serious DOUBLE SIGNED Blue Chip poster, in unimprovable TOP condition that hits on ALL points! 




Poster - Bo Diddley, Avalon Ballroom

FD -18 – Voice of Music

Grade –CGC 9.8

Bands/Bill - Bo Diddley, Quicksilver Messenger Service

Venue - Avalon Ballroom

City – San Francisco, California

Date - 7/28-30/1966

Dimensions - 13 15/16” x 19 15/16”

Printing - (OP-1) Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Mouse / Kelley

Series/ Promoter - Family Dog

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 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.*

1966-FD-18-OP-1-Avalon Ballroom-Bo Diddley Concert Poster-DOUBLE SIGNED Kelley & Mouse! CGC Graded 9.8
1966-FD-18-OP-1-Avalon Ballroom-Bo Diddley Concert Poster-DOUBLE SIGNED Kelley & Mouse! CGC Graded 9.8
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,900
Number Bids: 19
Auction closed on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
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