1970 Janis Joplin Concert Poster

Value (2009) | $8,000 Auction$10,000 Insurance

Appraisal Details

Hudson, MA
Appraised value (2009)
$8,000 Auction$10,000 Insurance
Atlantic City, NJ (June 06, 2009)
May 10, 2010: After watching this episode at an event held by his local PBS station, the owner of the poster realized he'd made a mistake regarding the date of the concert and contacted ROADSHOW: "After checking closely, I realized I said 1968, but the actual vintage of the poster is 1970, and after listening to [executive producer Marsha Bemko talk about] the seriousness of the accuracy being pursued, I wanted to let you know so you could make any appropriate changes."

We checked in with appraiser Gary Sohmers to see how this new information might affect the value he estimated for the poster. He had been contacted by the artist who designed the poster and told us: "The value of the poster appraised on TV remains at the low end of the estimate I stated ($8,000), but has an insurance value still at the high end ($10,000). ... It was in fair to good condition and would be worth more in excellent to mint condition, like the one the artist showed me a picture of."

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