Rock Poster & Handbill Collection, ca. 1967
I acquired them at junior college when the girl would come through and give out posters. And, um, somehow she liked me, so she always made sure I had one, yeah.
And you did attend these concerts, as well.
Most of them.
So your friend who brought these posters to you, they were free posters.
The very earliest of these posters are in the 1966 era?
I would think they'd mostly be '66, '67, maybe '68.
Mm-hmm. Well, of these acts that we have here, we have Big Brother and the Holding Company. Over here, we have a fan club poster for the Grateful Dead. This is a really interesting poster. It's got Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Merry Pranksters. Up top, you can see the Hells Angels. This is kind of the first band in San Francisco, the Charlatans. Down in here, there are almost 40 posters, and there's incredible groups in here. And then down here, we have all these beautiful handbills. The entire collection that you have is $5,000 to $8,000 at auction.
I feel like crying, I wish I took better care of them.
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