Concert Poster Auctions 11/10: Results from PAE & Heritage

by Sarah Thomas

110921A-300x157 Concert Poster Auctions 11/10: Results from PAE & HeritageThis week is all about results. Results from Heritage and Psychedelic Art Exchange, to be specific. Take a look at where some iconic pieces ended up landing after their trip across the auction block. We now present this week’s Concert Poster Auction update.

Concert Poster Auctions: Results

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Psychedelic Art Exchange Mega Sale II Closes

One that exceeded expectations was a 1971 AOR 4.13 OP-1 Hells Angels Party Signed Poster.

From PAE, “The Hells Angels Motorcycle club was an integral part of the 1960s counterculture. They were also known for throwing exciting parties. This poster is for one such event that occurred at Longshoremen’s Hall in 1971.

The Macabre, yet humorous advertisement for the event was created by Randy Tuten and is featured in The Art of Rock, plate 4.13. There were 2 original versions produced, a color and a black/white. This is the OP-1 color version. This poster is signed by the artist, Randy Tuten.”

This entry has been graded  MINT 93 and sold for $3,500 after 19 bids. It was estimated to sell between $1,500$2,500. 115688217_1_x-1 Concert Poster Auctions 11/10: Results from PAE & Heritage

Another we were watching was a 1988 Grateful Dead Spring Tour Peter Max Poster. This poster was designed by the legendary artist Peter Max. Max was one of the most successful commercial artists of the era.

It also helped popularize the imagery and color schemes that were created by the San Francisco poster artists.

These posters are very rare, so much so that condition has been known to play little into its desirability. This one was PAE Graded Near Mint 89. Another Max issue in similar condition previously reached over $800 in a past PAE auction.

This poster sold for $900 after being estimated to land between $850 and $1,200.

115688180_1_x-1-1 Concert Poster Auctions 11/10: Results from PAE & HeritageThe last one we were looking at was a 1969 Rolling Stones Saville Theater Mounted Poster.

Most collectors are familiar with the iconic poster art designed by David Byrd, which was used for shows promoting the band’s 1969 Tour of the Americas. Technically, that tour ended with the low-note Altamont Festival on December 6th, however, 2 additional dates were added in London at the Saville & Lyceum Theaters.

The same Byrd-designed tour posters were used to promote these UK shows, and England’s own Procol Harum opened for the Stones on the 21st at the Lyceum.

This poster is mounted and exhibits some paper loss. It ended up selling for just $250, well below its estimated sales value of $350$600.

Check out all the entries from this auction HERE.

Heritage 2021 Music Memorabilia & Concert Posters Signature® Auction #7262

Here is a follow-up to some of the pieces we covered last week. What do you think of these results?

lf-2021-11-03T111133.712-e1635952343644-211x300 Concert Poster Auctions 11/10: Results from PAE & HeritageBG-45 Grateful Dead, The Doors 1967 Fillmore Concert Poster CGC-Graded 9.8. This is a first-printing San Francisco concert poster for the Grateful Dead, the Doors, and the Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band for a show at the Fillmore Auditorium on January 13-15, 1967.

This poster was designed by Wes Wilson and is labeled as BG-45 in the Bill Graham numbered series. It’s graded CGC 9.8 Near Mint/Mint.  From Heritage, “An extremely popular poster in the BG series due to the presence of both Jerry Garcia and Jim Morrison and Wilson’s sublime psychedelic artwork.”

This piece sold for $4,375.00.

lf-2021-11-03T005737.420-e1635952278107-233x300 Concert Poster Auctions 11/10: Results from PAE & HeritageThe Beatles 1966 Genuine Shea Stadium NY Concert Poster: From Heritage’s description; “We’re talking, of course, about the most coveted poster in the entire hobby, and one of the most famous collectibles in any hobby: The Beatles 1966 Shea Stadium, New York original advertising concert poster, printed weeks before the show to goose sales for a concert that clearly wasn’t selling out. Up until two years ago, only 4-5 were known to exist in elite collections.”

This piece was brought to auction by the family of the original owner. Other copies of this more-than-iconic poster have crossed the auction block before.  Individual copies sold in November 2019 for $125,000, in April 2020 for a world-record price of $137,500, and in November 2020 for $106,250. This poster sold for $150,000, far surpassing other recent sales.

lf-2021-11-03T005923.509-e1635952246931-207x300 Concert Poster Auctions 11/10: Results from PAE & HeritageJimi Hendrix 1968 Fillmore East FE-7 Concert Poster CGC-Graded 8.5 (AOR-2.90). An original first-printing concert poster for the Jimi Hendrix Experience playing two shows at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East auditorium on Friday, May 10, 1968. Poster artist David Byrd’s masterwork.

From Heritage, “Byrd, of course, is famous for designing many important concert posters of the 1960s, among them: the original “Woodstock – An Aquarian Exposition” poster in Wallkill, NY, before it changed locations; the Rolling Stones’ 1969 American comeback ‘tour blank’ poster; other Fillmore East concert posters for The Who and the Jefferson Airplane; the Grateful Dead at Nassau Coliseum in 1973; and the only ‘tour blank’ that Hendrix himself ever used, over many shows in early 1969. The way Byrd meticulously created the hundreds of little circles all over this poster, especially in the blending of Jimi’s, Noel’s and Mitch’s afros, is simply spellbinding. And its pink and orange coloring gives it almost a unique appearance amongst psychedelic concert posters.”

The high bid on this poster ended up reaching $5,500.00.

To see all the results, click HERE. This auction closed on November 6th.

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