Concert Poster Auctions: Holiday Sale at ConcertPosterAuctions & PAE Results

by Sarah Lee

113021C-1024x536 Concert Poster Auctions: Holiday Sale at ConcertPosterAuctions & PAE ResultsPsychedelic Art Exchange recently wrapped their premier auction event of 2021 and ConcertPosterAuctions.com launched their Holiday Sale. A lot is going on in Concert Poster Auctions land, so grab a seat and settle in for this week’s roundup!

Currently Running Concert Poster Auctions:

Concertposterauction 2021 Holiday Poster & Memorabilia Sale

The Concertposterauction 2021 Holiday Poster and Memorabilia Sale is now open for live bidding. There are 400 lots in this one, including some pieces that rarely appear at auction. You’ll also find a large assortment of Modern Rocke-era silkscreen prints, pieces by Emek, Chuck Sperry, Todd Slater, and several more artists. There are also pieces featuring plenty of iconic bands including Pearl Jam, Widespread Panic, Phish, Ween, and plenty of others. Here are a few of the highlights. 715e239d-59eb-44a6-b2bb-b88abe9c80c3_fullsize-300x202 Concert Poster Auctions: Holiday Sale at ConcertPosterAuctions & PAE Results

A pair of Chuck Sperry SIGNED “Rhyme & Reason” 2018 SPARKLE FOIL Posters is drawing plenty of attention, already logging in 33 bids for a high of $1,720.

“With art by (and SIGNED and numbered 19/25 (Rhyme) and 21/25 (Reason) in black marker by) Chuck Sperry, thick sparkle foil-coated index stock silkscreen posters are both absolutely STUNNING mint/near mint to near mint (A/A- to A-) condition.”

4208b97c-7faf-411c-8896-24acfe9eab92_fullsize-203x300 Concert Poster Auctions: Holiday Sale at ConcertPosterAuctions & PAE ResultsWith 24 bids to its name, people are definitely keeping an eye on a Widespread Panic Milwaukee 2009 Chuck Sperry FALL LADY SIGNED A/P Poster.

“Original 1st printing 22 x 33” concert poster for Athens, GA-bred jamband favorites Widespread Panic, appearing at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI from 11/20-22/2009.

 Art by (and SIGNED and marked A/P (artist’s proof) in pencil by) Chuck Sperry, thick flat (archival cream) stock silkscreen poster is in mint/near mint to near mint (A/A- to A-) condition; a STUNNING example of Chuck’s HUGELY in-demand “Fall Lady” WSP poster; 

*be sure to see additional listings for the other images (Summer, Winter, Spring) in the set;” b68e7d0f-3664-4d1c-9a7d-334e71d02166_fullsize-203x300 Concert Poster Auctions: Holiday Sale at ConcertPosterAuctions & PAE Results

The seasons are holding strong in this one. Currently, 14 bids have been placed on this Widespread Panic Myrtle Beach 2010 Chuck Sperry SPRING LADY SIGNED A/P Poster, bringing the high bid to $1,760.

“Original 1st printing 22 x 33” concert poster for Athens, GA-bred jamband favorites Widespread Panic appearing at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC from 3/25-27/2010.

 Art by (and SIGNED and marked A/P (artist’s proof) in pencil by) Chuck Sperry, thick flat (archival cream) stock silkscreen poster is in mint/near mint to near mint (A/A- to A-) condition; a FANTASTIC example of Chuck’s HUGELY in-demand “Spring Lady” WSP poster;”

There are tons more to look through. If you have any questions about any of the items in the Sale, or if you need help registering, please feel free to contact ConcertPosterAuctions by email (info@concertposterauction.com) or by phone at (845)595-6097 during regular business hours.

This offering closes on Monday, Dec 6th. Check out all the entries in this auction HERE.

Concert Poster Auction Results:

Premier Certified Concert Poster Auction

This PAE auction offered hundreds of CGC graded concert posters from shows of all styles and even a few with historical significance to the music scene. We highlighted a few in last week’s blog. Here’s how they fared after their trip across the block.

1966 FD-40 Grateful Dead Avalon OP-1 Poster 9.8  116724236_1_x-212x300 Concert Poster Auctions: Holiday Sale at ConcertPosterAuctions & PAE Results

According to PAE’s description, “The FD-40 First Printing is the first Grateful Dead poster created by Victor Moscoso, and it is commonly referred to as the Hippie Santa Claus. This striking Green and Red design announced a pair of late December shows at The Avalon featuring the Dead, Steve Miller and Moby Grape.”

PAE has seen a few 9.8s cross their auction block over the last few months. The three most recent sales have realized $2,640.00 (7/1/21), $2,760.00 (4/8/21), and $3,300.00 (2/18 21).  It has a 1-year sales average of $3,000, pushed up by the February sale in addition to a December 2020 sale for the same amount, $3,300.00.

The poster ended up realizing $1,900 after being estimated to land between $3,000 and $4,000.

116724249_1_x-220x300 Concert Poster Auctions: Holiday Sale at ConcertPosterAuctions & PAE Results1967 FD-84 The Doors 1601 West Evans St OP-1 Poster 9.6

From PAE’s description, “It’s a pleasure to offer you one of only a small handful of CGC Graded OP-1, Original First Printings of this issue to ever appear in our auction. This Doors poster for the Denver Dog is one of the most desirable and beautiful from the series. Due to its popularity, it hardly ever shows up in undamaged condition.” 
In September 2016, a similar CGC graded example reached $1622 in another PAE auction. While there aren’t more 9.6 graded sales to analyze, the three most recent sales of CGC 9.4 posters are as follows.
On Jul 16, 2020 a 9.4 sold for $1,020.00 through PAE. On Mar 2, 2020, one sold for $891.25 and another sold for $833.75 on Nov 18, 2019, both from ClassicPosters.com.

This entry went for $2,200, nearly exceeding its estimated sale price of $1,500$2,500.

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1966 BG-13 Lenny Bruce Fillmore OP-1 Poster 8.5

From PAE’s description, “Here’s an opportunity to acquire “the best of the best” in one of THE hottest areas of the market, early Bill Graham Fillmore posters. In addition to basically un-improvable quality, this is tied for the finest quality CGC graded example we have ever offered at public auction. This poster has extreme historical importance as Lenny Bruce’s last performance ever.

Lenny Bruce was a significant 1960’s figure and this fact alone makes this poster historically important.  Also on the bill was Frank Zappa’s Mothers. This is one of the most “in demand” Fillmore posters.”

As this is a particularly high grade for this piece, there is little to compare to when it comes to past auction sales. A CGC 8.0 sold back on Sep 7, 2017 for $1,507.00 through PAE.

This poster is estimated to sell between $1,500 and $2,500 and exceeded expectations, selling for $2,750. 

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1970 BG-222 Jefferson Airplane Signed OP-2 Poster 8.5

From The Houston Freeburg Collection, this poster is signed by the artist Randy Tuten and is 100% original.

According to PAE, “The image is considered the most desirable and valuable Randy Tuten Grateful Dead poster from the BG series. 

This famous event was a benefit to raise legal defense funds for the Dead after their infamous 1970 New Orleans arrest. We expect to see lively bidding on this ultra-rare issue from collectors waiting patiently for this poster to surface.”

As far as CGC 8.5s go, there are only 2 total Blue Labels registered in the census. Only 15 are registered, total. On Mar 14, 2019, a 9.0 sold for $2,520.00 through PAE.

This entry sold for $2,200.  It was estimated to land between $1,500 and $2,500. 116724234_1_x-220x300 Concert Poster Auctions: Holiday Sale at ConcertPosterAuctions & PAE Results

1966 FD-12 Grateful Dead Signed OP-1 Poster 9.0 Restored Label

From The Houston Freeburg Collection, this poster is signed by the artist, the late great Wes Wilson.

From PAE’s description, “This poster has been professionally restored to offer the appearance and eye appeal of a clean copy! Restoration includes color touch and pieces added.

The FD-12 is a LEGENDARY issue of unsurpassed historical significance. It is the very FIRST time the image of a skeleton was associated with the Grateful Dead. This poster predates the FD-26 Skeleton and Roses poster by over 4 months. We know from Eric King’s Collector’s Guide that just 1000 of this poster was produced. Most of the original printing was printed on vellum. This thick vellum paper we have here is known as OP-1. Any time this poster hits the market, it is considered a major event.”

An identically-labelled and graded poster sold through PAE on Jan 8, 2017 for $3,174.00.

This poster was estimated to realize between $3,000 and $6,000. It sold for $3,250.

The auction closed on Sun, Nov 21, 2021 at 9:00 PM EST. Check out all the results HERE.

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