The Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) is the recognized leader in third party authentication and grading of collectibles. Three times since 1987, CGC has entered a collectibles market. First, rare coins in 1987 (NGC). Second, was rare comic books in 2000 (CGC). And then, rare paper money in 2005 (PMG).
Each and every time - the value for the highest graded and finest quality examples of these collectibles exploded in value, 500%, 1000% and in thousands upon thousands of examples, much, much more!
It is an absolute truth that CGC authentication and grading has added literally BILLIONS OF DOLLARS of market value to rare coins, comic books and paper money.
Yes, that’s BILLIONS, with a “B”. Not millions, or tens of millions, or hundreds of millions.
This is real money, BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, that dropped right into the pockets of smart collectors that had the knowledge, understanding and ability to act when the opportunity presented itself! Why has CGC authentication and grading resulted in billions of dollars of increased market value for these other collectibles?
The answer is simple.
Impartial, third party authentication and grading of a collectible allows anyone to buy and participate in that market with total confidence, even if they are just getting started. Fear of counterfeits? GONE!
Fear of undisclosed restoration? GONE!
Fear of misrepresentation? GONE!
Fear of over-grading? GONE!
Fear of liquidity when selling? GONE!
Most importantly, the elimination of all these fears, and their absence in the marketplace, is GUARANTEED by CGC.
This increase in confidence leads to an EXPONENTIAL INCREASE IN DEMAND.
Demand that is chasing the same tiny supply of the finest known examples of a collectible. (Like ocean front real estate, they’re not making any more of it!)
The same thing is now just starting to happen in the marketplace for Vintage Concert posters.
Collectors are scrambling to snap up the finest quality examples they can locate. (9.0 and better)
New players are entering the market.
In many cases, these are the very same players that made a killing in these other collectibles.
These smart collectors understand what they see unfolding right before their very eyes- AGAIN!
But there are four major factors that are DIFFERENT this time. Four factors that lead us to believe the potential desirability and appreciation for Vintage Concert Posters dwarfs what happened when third party authentication and grading of other collectibles was introduced.
1) Vintage Concert Posters are many thousands of times rarer than coins, comic books and paper money! All three of those collectibles were mass produced in the hundreds of millions. The average concert poster was released in an edition of 500 – 3500, with most 1000 or less.
2) Vintage Concert Posters can be displayed in your home! Coins, comics and paper money are almost always stored in vaults or safe deposit boxes, reserved for the quiet, enjoyment of the collector.
These spectacular posters can be enjoyed and displayed, making them so much more desirable, to so many more people. Make no mistake about it, that’s why the most valuable art trades in the hundreds of millions of dollars while the most valuable of these other collectibles trade for 1-2 million dollars! When people can proudly display what they have, they are willing to pay more for it. A LOT more!
3) Vintage Concert Posters can be seen in major museums! Over the past several years, these posters have received widespread recognition and exposure in major museums throughout the United States. This inherently makes these artworks more valuable and desirable. We have reported extensively upon this and is another major factor in explaining the price disparity of art and other collectibles.
4) Vintage Concert Posters enjoy potential demand from tens of millions of fans of the musicians! Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, and all the other bands have scores of rabid fans that already connect with them and their music. The addressable market for these posters in exponentially higher than for any other collectible, including the Van Gogh’s and Warhol’s that are worth more than the finest homes or yachts. It will be interesting to watch what happens when these fans learn that they can now buy Vintage Concert Posters from the era with complete and total confidence! And lastly, unlike the market for U.S. coins and paper money, these fans form an international base of demand. People know who Hendrix is, regardless of what language they speak, because music is the universal language!
In short, the announcement that CGC is now authenticating and grading Vintage Concert Posters has provided collectors with a brand new, ground floor, collectibles opportunity. An opportunity that YOU are now among the first to discover. The only question that remains is what YOU are going to do with this information! It’s a well chronicled fact that for the past 7 years we have been advising our clientele to focus on condition and to acquire the best quality examples you can locate and afford. We are proud that many of our clients that listened to our advice are now sitting on collections that in many cases cannot be replicated today – AT ANY PRICE!
It is also a matter of fact that we never have - and never will - advise collectors to “invest” in posters with a profit motive in mind. We are simply stating that if you have “the collecting gene”, this is an opportunity to acquire a world class collectible, with world class rarity and desirability, at prices that are ridiculously cheap compared to most other collectibles. And if you have that “gene”, having a highly valuable, World Class Collection of anything is a worthy goal. We also think this opportunity won’t last very long! Please know that we stand ready to assist you and answer any questions you may have. Also, please know that the VAST majority of posters we handle never make it into our store or auction.
So let us know what you are looking for, or contact us if you want advice on what issues you should target and/or are available. Also, if you have posters for sale, we will be your top cash buyer, with immediate payment within 24 hours. We hope to hear from you soon!
The Official CGC Concert Poster announcement can be seen Here >>