Concert Poster Auction

CGC San Francisco Set Breakers Auction Live Lot Viewing 10/20/18 at TRPS Concert Poster Show!

Here’s your chance to personally inspect and bid on 150 vintage concerts posters with CGC Grading!

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The CGC Rock poster Revolution is rolling into San Francisco! We’re pleased to announce that all lots in our October CGC Graded Concert Poster Auction will be available for live lot viewing at the TRPS Annual Concert Poster Show on October 20, 2018! 
 
This auction presented allows you to discover for yourself why Psychedelic Art Exchange is “The Collector’s Friend” – the safest place to buy, sell, and learn about vintage concert posters.
 
You Can Bid With Confidence Knowing ALL 150 Lots Have Been Independently 

Authenticated and Graded by CGC!
 
ALL Lots are Being Sold UNRESERVED.
 
All Lots Have a Starting Bid of just $1.00. That’s right, ONE DOLLAR!

All Lots are available for inspection at our Gallery in Baltimore, Md. Or in San Francisco 10/20/18.
 
All Lots are guaranteed in writing with the strongest guarantee available anywhere.

*A 15% buyers fee and postage & insurance will be added to all winning bids*
 
Highlights include:

 A Museum Quality Grateful Dead Acid Test Poster- The finest quality we have EVER handled and the FIRST CGC graded example to appear at auction!

 Ridiculously rare SET BREAKERS for the Fillmore Auditorium (BG-74), Family Dog (FD-29 OP-2) and Vulcan Gas Company. This is the VERY FIRST TIME EVER that these three legendary posters have been offered at auction at the same time!
 

An unimprovable BG-1, OP-2, CGC Graded 9.8, the very FIRST poster in the Bill Graham series!

 A spectacular example of Rick Griffin’s BG-105 Hendrix Flying Eyeball!

 The FIRST CGC graded example of the famous Grateful Dead/ Buffalo Springfield Amazing Electric Wonders poster to appear at auction.

 3 different Museum Quality Grande Ballroom posters being offered at auction with CGC grading for the very FIRST time!

 Many affordable Museum Quality Original First Printings that will sell for $100-$500! These pieces of history represent an extraordinary value compared to other collectibles.
 Remember all lots have starting bids of just $1.00!
 
All collectors are invited to inspect all lots in person at our Gallery, in Baltimore, MD. or in San Francisco 10/20/18.
 
Live lot viewing allows you the opportunity to see how incredibly strict CGC grading standards are. You’ll also immediately understand that the CGC holder is the ultimate way to safely and securely protect your posters for the long term. If you can’t make it to our Gallery, contact us with any questions you may have.
 
We are really proud of this auction. There is truly something for every taste and budget. We hope you enjoy participating in this sale as much as we did assembling it.
 
Good Luck in the Auction!

Grateful Dead FD-26 Skeleton and Roses Concert Poster auctioned for World Record Price of $50,600!

Record smashed as interest in vintage 1960's concert posters explodes

This Grateful Dead Skeleton and Roses FD-26 concert poster was auctioned for a world record price of $50,600

This Grateful Dead Skeleton and Roses FD-26 concert poster was auctioned for a world record price of $50,600

A rare 1966 Grateful Dead Skeleton and Roses concert poster realized a world record price of $50,600 in an auction held August 9, 2018 by Psychedelic Art Exchange. The poster was independently authenticated and graded by Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) as 9.4 on a scale of 10, and generated interest from collectors around the world.

"This is just the latest in a series of record prices we have seen recently in our auctions," stated Glen Trosch, President of Psychedelic Art Exchange. " Collectors are excited about bidding on these concert posters now that third party authentication and grading is available from CGC."

The auction featured 225 vintage concert posters and handbills that had been independently certified by CGC, the world's leader in third party authentication of collectibles. The auction had a 100% sell through, a very rare occurrence for any collectibles auction.

Other highlights of the auction include:

Tribute to Dr. Strange 1965 Handbill CGC Graded 8.0, sold for $6,325.
Jimi Hendrix CNE Auditorium 1968 Concert Poster CGC graded 9.6 sold for $4,887.
Van Morrison Avalon Ballroom 1967 Concert poster CGC Graded 9.9 realized $546.00

"Needless to say, these record prices made our consignors very happy," added Trosch. "Our phone is ringing off the hook from long time concert poster collectors that are looking to take advantage of these new price levels. After waiting over 50 years, many believe now is the perfect time to sell. "

Psychedelic Art Exchange is now accepting consignments for its next auction scheduled for October, 2018. They have also recently published a free report, Insider Secrets of the Vintage Concert Poster Market - 2018. For more information, visit ConcertPosterGallery.com

How to Sell Your Vintage Concert Posters via Auction

Selling your vintage concert posters through public auction is often a great way to turn your posters into cash!

Use our auctions to turn your vintage concert posters into cash!

Use our auctions to turn your vintage concert posters into cash!

Let's examine both the positive and negative aspects of selling through auction, and then we’ll show you how to get your vintage concert posters in front of scores of hungry bidders.

First, make no mistake about it, there are both positives and negatives to choosing the auction route when it comes time to sell your vintage concert posters. The main negatives to auction sales are as follows:

1)  Auction sales take substantial time to plan, conduct, and collect the funds from winning bidders. Typically, you will consign your material to a sale 45 days before the auction is conducted. Our auctions usually run for 7 days. You receive your proceeds 21 days after the auction closes. This means, that on average, you should expect to receive your funds 7-8 weeks after you have consigned your material to auction. Clearly, this is a huge negative compared to receiving immediate payment through a private sale.

2)  Auction sales, by definition, require you to relinquish control over how much you receive for your posters. As the old saying says, you have to be willing to take risks to get rewards. We have hundreds of success stories where collectors receive more than they expected for their material at auction. But there has also been  are collectors that didn’t receive the results they expected. There are many reasons this is reality, a reality that is often shielded from view by auction companies hungry for consignments.

In any given auction, your material may not be as good as other lots that are competing for collector’s attention, the stock market could have taken a dump, or some other news event could temper bidder’s enthusiasm. If you have a firm number in mind of what you MUST get for your poster(s), then auction is probably not right for you.

3) Auctions involve fees that can bring the total amount realized below expectations. Let’s say that you believe market value of your poster is $1,000. The poster comes up for auction and the final bid price is $1000.00. After you deduct a 10% seller’s fee, you receive $900.00, failing to meet you expectations after waiting several weeks.

Inexperienced collectors will often counter this argument by requesting that their material be sold with reserves. While reserves are clearly an option that can be pursued, it is often counter productive. The reason for this is simple:

Collectors enter an auction excited with the possibility that they may be able to snap up a bargain. Once bidding commences, these same bargain hunters often catch “auction fever” and bid more than current market prices in an attempt to win the object of their desire. This is referred to as a "bidding war".

If you are selling your poster with a reserve price, you are telling collectors there will be no bargain here, so your poster will most likely won’t even be considered to be bid upon. This is the exact opposite situation of what you are hoping the auction creates.

4) Despite these negatives, auctions can be a highly rewarding way to sell your vintage concert posters for top dollar! If you don’t know exactly what your posters are worth,  there is no better way to find out than letting “the market decide”. If you have special material that is rarely seen, then auctions can provide a competitive environment filled with hungry bidders These bidders will pay top dollar for the right to be the next owner of your rarities. In every auction there are lots that bring far more than anticipated and if you are the lucky consigner these lots could be yours!

The bottom line is that consigning your vintage concert posters to auction is a highly viable and very popular way to sell, as long as you enter the arena with your eyes wide open to both the risks and rewards.

Psychedelic Art Exchange has a large, international clientele that enjoys and enthusiastically participates in the auctions we conduct each month. We stand ready to individually analyze each and every poster in your collection, and can provide a detailed plan to maximize the amount of money you receive for your collection in the most expeditious way possible.

No matter what you decide, public auction or private sale, you can be confident that your vintage concert poster collection will be handled in the most professional way possible, using all of the expertise we have attained through a combined 75 years of professional dealing in the collectibles industry. If you have vintage concert posters you want to sell, please contact us NOW, to get the absolute highest prices possible!