FD #5, Blues Project, Great Society, 4/22-23/66; first show at the Avalon; red, white and blue stars and stripes design by Wes Wilson with Family Dog logo in the center; this is the seldom seen MID-SIZE version of this poster on thin paper; folded once in half as they all are and a brown stain at the fold in the margin that does not intrude into the image; otherwise clean, no pinholes; asking $250.
FD #18, Bo Diddley, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 7/28-30/66, Avalon; "His Master's Voice" with Nipper listening to gramophone emitting the lettering for the bands; cute. 3 first printings available; all on thin paper; #1 is solid VG+; minor pinholes $200; #2 is very thin paper version; VG, cleaner but has 2 light horiz. folds over image. $150; #3 is another on very thin paper, NM- on front but has some tape pulls on the back that don't really show through, $250. (*)
FD #29, Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Big Brother & the Holding Co, Electric Train, 10/7-8/66, Avalon; Mouse's classic "Girl With Green Hair"; based on famous Alphonse Mucha Art Nouveau posted. Third printing, nice copy for framing instead of an expensive original, $55.
FD #30, Big Brother & the Holding Co., Sir Douglas Quintet, 10/15-16/66, Avalon; beautiful classic Mouse in red and purple on white background with center photo of actress Gloria Swanson. FIRST PRINTING, basically VG+/VG; clean with minor staple holes in the corners and light overall paper discoloration due to age; $295.
FD #31, Daily Flash, Country Joe & the Fish, 10/20-21/66, Avalon; B & W poster with Stanley Mouse with photo of Edgar Allen Poe; first version with incorrect dates, NM-/VG+ (no pinholes), $275; VG+.
FD #35, Daily Flash, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe & the Fish, 11/18-19/66, Mouse poster with blue background, red and white vertical stripes, and center image with old- time engraving of balloon decked out in American flags. Nice NM first printing, $225. Also have a third printing, basically a NM poster that was shrink wrapped too tight at some point, resulting in some minor corner wrinkling so must downgrade it to VG+, asking $25.
FD #37, Buffalo Springfield, Daily Flash, Congress of Wonders, 12/2-3/66, Avalon, San Francisco; pink background with yellow lettering, forming 3 stylized mountains (I think), one for each band, with a dancer on tip. Artwork by Ned Lamont. NM- copy, $150.
FD #38, Big Brother & the Holding Co., Oxford Circle, 12/9-10/66, Avalon; classic Moscoso red, white & blue image with Family Dog Indian with swirling pinwheel eyes. Hard to find in top condition; this one is a beautiful NM copy, would be hard to upgrade, $500.
No #, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother & the Holding Co., 12/27/1966, Lick- Wilmerding School benefit, 13"x 2"; somewhat crudely screened in black and yellow on khaki colored card stock, shows image of two dancers in bright yello against a black background with the words "Trip the light fantastic." and band/ show info at the bottom. Has two torn corners; upper LH has a 1" jagged piece missing roughly along the corner diagonal; lower LH has a smaller piece missing, maybe 1/4" x 3/4" along the LH margin. Minor pinholing in other 2 corners. Unusual poster, asking $275.
FD #45, Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1/27-28/67, Avalon; gold background with green and red image of woman with flowing hair standing beside a jug or amphora or something; has sort of a Biblical look to it; beautiful image by Stanley Mouse. FIRST PRINTING of this rare and popular poster (with gold ink background). VG+ clean with minor tack holes in each corner, the holes have been professionally restored and are now hard to see, $900.
FD #46, Country Joe & the Fish, Sparrow, Kaleidoscope, 2/3-4/67, Avalon; "Dance of the 5 moons"; beautiful poster by Victor Moscoso with blue background & green moon figures surrounded by orange lettering--nice early image. 1 NM/NM- copy, appears to be 3d printing based on paper thickness, per Eric King's book, $50.
FD #50, The Doors, Sparrow, Country Joe & the Fish, 3/3-4/68, Avalon; green background with red/orange lettering, blue accents, photo of upper portion of face with caption "Break On Through to The Other Side"; Moscoso art. Offered here is a true FIRST PRINTING, green ticket block and it even has the little teeny dot in the "r" of Sparrow per Eric King. The first printing is a fairly rare poster; this copy has a 1/4" tack tear at the top center; no missing paper and would restore nicely, also has a couple of vintage and fairly light tape stains in each bottom corner. I'm going to put this copy out at $200 which in my opinion is a fair price for this poster in this condition. This copy would be an excellent restoration candidate.
FD ## 63, 77, 71, SET OF THE 3 CHARLATANS POSTERS: FD #63, Charlatans, Salvation Army Band, Blue Cheer, 5/26-28/66, Avalon; Rick Griffin image with brown border and photo of Mike Wilhelm and Dan Hicks; FD #67, Charlatans, 13th Floor Elevators, 6/22- 25/67, Avalon; 2d poster of the Charlatans trio with the lettering "RLA", brown image by Rick Griffin, with Herb Greene photo; FD #71, Charlatans, Youngbloods, Other Half, 7/13-16/67, Avalon, third and final image in the "Charlatans" series, spells out "TANS" with photo of Richard Olsen. When lined up together, these form a complete set or series with all members of the band. I have one FULL SET of these 3 posters, all second printings (vintage 60s printings) so they are much more reasonably priced than a full set of first printings would be, for those inclined to frame up a set; condition is NM-; some of them have very minor defects on the reverse edge from removal of some supposedly "archival" tape--images are clean, colors bold. Asking $225 for the set, don't want to break them up.
FD #72, Big Brother & the Holding Co., Mount Rushmore, Canned Heat, Mother Earth, 7/20-23/67, Avalon; Dennis Nolan image with goldish ink background; red center circle and drawings of each band member including Janis Joplin, one in each corner and one in the center. Popular image, this is the first printing with the slightly metallic brown background ink; condition is VG+/VG; clean overall but a piece of tape was removed from each corner and that has slightly lightened the color where the tape was removed. Otherwise clean. $57.50.
FD #90, Canned Heat, Lothar and the Hand People, Allmen Joy, Super Ball, 11/3-7/67, Avalon Ballroom; very attractive design by Bob Fried with an olive green background, orange border, black checkerboard design, a large cat, and photo of several nude young girls playing ball with a mirror ball. Nice NM copy $58.00.
FD #97, Siegel-Schwall, Blue Cheer, Soul Survivors, 12/21-23/67, Avalon; ugly collage with background photo of Yosemite Nat'l Park, moon, dressed-up cat, snarling black panther. Real meaningful. NM $40.
FD #98, Jim Kweskin, Country Joe & the Fish, Lee Michaels, Blue Cheer, 12/28-30/67, Avalon; oversize long poster by Bob Schnepf featuring photo of nude woman in frog stance; green border, purple center with figure and lettering in orange and yellow. This and the next poster are harder to find in clean condition than some people realize. Because they are oversize, the majority of them tend to have dinged and damaged ends, corners and so on. 2 NM- copies (front NM, reverse has insignificant marks from removal of supposedly "archival" tape), $85. (*)
FD #99, Blue Cheer, Country Joe & the Fish, Flamin' Groovies, Mad River, Mt. Rushmore, 12/31/67, Avalon; oversize long poster by Bob Schnepf, bright green background, pink and purple circular lettering, center photo of nude woman in forest. Strong VG+ with very teeny pinholes (literally, pin size) in upper corners, $62.50.
FD #100, Youngbloods, Ace of Cups, 1/5-7/66, Avalon; nice color tree/mushroom cloud with photos of the Youngbloods in the center, 2 copies, NM $40 each (*).
FD #109, Love, Congress of Wonders, Sons of Champlin, 3/8-10/68, Avalon; green background, purple image of sleeping woman wrapped in her own hair, Stanley Mouse art but very atypical; interesting. This is the "B" version that is wider and has slightly different colors, both are considered originals. NM-/VG+ clean but has very teeny bit of paper age to keep[ it out of the NM category, minor spot on back that doesn't show through, and was rolled at some point resulting in minor ripples, $45.
FD #111, Siegel/Schwall, Kaleidoscope, Savage Resurrection, 3/22-24/68, Avalon; brightly colored art by San Andreas fault with red, pink background, face in blue dots,. palm trees and reclining woman at bottom in yellow and green; decent art. VG+ copy, light general age, slightly "used" look but not bad,$20.
FD #116, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Charlatans, It's A Beautiful Day, 4/26-28/68, Avalon; Kelley's "It's A Gas" poster with photo of a bunch of men wearing gas masks; great colors. NM $60.
FD #130, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Howlin Wolf, Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks, 7/26- 28/68, Avalon, B & W poster featuring a negative-image photo of a hippie dude havin' a smoke. 4 NM copies, $45 each. (*)
FD #138, Steve Miller Band, Muddy Waters, A.B. Sky Blues Band, 9/20-22/68, Avalon; B & W horizontal image with distorted photo of face, slightly off centered, a lot of white in the background. NM $40.
FD #D-11, The Other Half, Sons of Champlin, 11/10-11/67, Denver, CO; Stanley Mouse poster with central portrait of Alfred E. Newman flanked by a mushroom on one side and a mushroom cloud on the other. NM $60, 1 VG+ (tape stains in corners), $27.50.
Paul Butterfield Blues Band reunion, Country Joe & the Fish, It Was A Beautiful Day, Canned Heat, Lee Michaels, Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Lenore Kandel, Diane Di Prima, Wavy Gravy, 10/1/1978, Greek Theatre, U.C. Berkeley, Family Dog "Tribal Stomp" reunion concert, poster by Stanley Mouse with green to blue split fountain background, orange border and lettering, and center brown-tone photo of a lot of the old band members circa 1966 standing in front of an old car. Cool poster for this fun event (I was there...). Nice NM $45.
Paul Butterfield Blues Band reunion, Country Joe & the Fish, It Was A Beautiful Day, Canned Heat, Lee Michaels, Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Lenore Kandel, Diane Di Prima, Wavy Gravy, 10/1/1978, Greek Theatre, U.C. Berkeley, Family Dog "Tribal Stomp" reunion concert, there were several different posters or other items produced for this event; this one is a program poster that was handed out at the event (that's where I got my own copy); 11 5/16" x 17"; front has a great color Gilbert Shelton cartoon drawing of the Greek Theatre from the stage looking out to the trees in the background, with a band onstage and the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers in the corner saying "This Must Be The Place." It is one of my favorite Gilbert Shelton images. The right side has an add for KSAN featuring another Shelton image of a geeky looking guy with a briefcase confronting a big radio with little hands and feet, spouting the words "Long Live Rock and Roll!!" with an ad for KSAN down at the bottom. The reverse side, which could be folded in half (these are unfolded) contains the order of performance on one side and some spacy poetic rap on the other. A certain big overpriced website offers these at $75 each BUT WAIT!! I have 6 of them, all NM/NM- and am putting them out at $25 each. Very cool artwork. (*)
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