Fillmore Auditorium

Concert Poster Movies and Art Shows

If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you are well aware of the growing recognition and reporting about 1960’s Concert posters within mainstream society. I would like to highly recommend a documentary that came out in 2009 but is even more relevant today than ever. This is “American Artifact – The Rise of American Rock Poster Art.


This documentary is really well produced and highly informative and entertaining. The film traces this incredible art from it’s birth in the 1960’s, right up to the present day. Literally dozens of artists are interviewed, and you get a wonderful sense of “being there back in the day”. Of course, the artwork is truly breathtaking as well.

I have repeated ad nauseam, that if you expect to have any success in a collectible area, you MUST invest the time and money to acquire all the relevant information available. This DVD, available at Amazon for a little over 10 bucks, is no exception. Order it right now, while it’s fresh in your mind—

Here’s the link

This summer we urged you to see the Bill Graham exhibit at the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles, Ca. Many of our readers took our advise and the reviews we received were unanimously excellent.

Great News!

It has just been officially announced that the exhibit will move to the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco from March 10- June 12, 2016. The exhibit will then make stops in Chicago, Cleveland, and New York, dates to be announced. This is one exhibit you don’t ant to miss! Here’s a link to the story:

Millions See 1960’s Concert Poster Exhibit !

Last week we discussed the Bill Graham Exhibit which is currently appearing at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, Ca.. Once again, we implore you to go see it, it will exceed your expectations. 


This week I would like to tell you about another major exhibit that brought 1960’s Concert Posters into the mainstream consciousness.

Last year, for 6 months, there was a Huge and Spectacular Display of posters that were exhibited at The San Francisco International Airport. We went to see the exhibit and came away with the following thoughts:

1) The exhibit was truly massive, and professionally executed. Kudos to the curator, Ben Marks and all those involved in this project in any way.

2) These amazing posters, when displayed side by side, provide an overwhelming feast for the eyes!

3) Literally MILLIONS of people saw this exhibit.

4) Most people we talked to that were viewing the exhibit were BLOWN AWAY by the art, and many asked where these posters could be found, and of course, how much are they worth?

5) These posters DO have widespread, mainstream appeal. It’s simply a question of exposing this exciting collectible and artwork to the general public. That’s the hard part. The desirability and appeal of these artworks sell themselves once seen.

6) The Internet does not do these posters justice. These posters MUST be seen in person to be truly appreciated. A one inch thumbnail provides less than 5% of experiencing the real thing. Even blown up pictures on a large monitor fail to scrape the surface of the true experience of viewing these posters firsthand. That’s why it’s so encouraging to see these posters make their way into art galleries and museums, it truly is love at first sight.

7) Take a look at the wonderful article on this exhibit. Not only does it provide a fabulous overview of the posters, it also shows you through several photos how impressive this exhibit was! To see the article, click here!

The Famous Pinnacle Collection!

The Famous Pinnacle Collection! The Finest 1960's Concert Poster Auction Ever!


Preview begins April 26, 2010

Bidding Begins: May 15, 2010

Bidding Ends May 22, 2010

We are proud to offer you a collectibles event that has been over 25 years in the making! The Pinnacle Collection contains the finest accumulation of MINT early 1960's concert posters ever offered at public auction. Each and every poster was hand selected for its unsurpassed quality and eye appeal with no compromises allowed or included! Many of the posters offered here are being offered for the FIRST TIME IN DECADES. Please carefully consider the unique opportunity at hand as it will surely be many years--if ever--that a sale of this caliber takes place again.

Students of the collectibles markets understand that it is sales like this that sow the seeds of future great collections--will one of them be yours? All great collections are ultimately built on the back of previous collectors that for one reason or another choose to liquidate their holdings. This happens infrequently, and when it does, you can throw the price guides and previous sales data out the window as seasoned collectors circle like sharks for the juiciest meat of the sale.

The highlights here are too numerous to mention. Each and every piece is an Original First Printing unless otherwise noted. All posters have been PAE Authenticated and Graded and are backed by the strongest guarantees available anywhere. Make no mistake about it, collectors will need to "stretch" to claim a prize in this sale. Our best advice is to remember that quality is remembered LONG after price is forgotten. The question that needs to be asked is whether you will care 10 or 15 years from now that you paid some reasonable premium to secure a rarity today? We think not!

We hope that each and every one of you enjoy viewing and bidding on this sale as much as we enjoyed cataloging it. Psychedelic Art Exchange prides itself on offering unsurpassed quality and service and we believe this historic event clearly delivers on this goal.

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The Most Important Number In Collecting

Through this blog we try to impart advice that has been hard earned through over 50 years of combined experience wheeling and dealing in the collectibles markets. 


There are certain "rules to live by" that are necessary for success no matter what collectible one is addressing. Today I'd like to share another one of these "golden rules" with you. There is one number in collectibles that is instantly more sought after and valuable than any other number and that is the number ONE. ONE as in FIRST!! The first corvette, the first Batman comic, the first U.S. coin are all immediately recognizable due to the HISTORIC IMPORTANCE of the collectible in question. Anybody and everybody can understand THE FIRST, and therefore THE FIRST of everything has an intrinsic desirability to people inside AND outside a collectible market.

So how does this pertain to Classic 1960's Psychedelic Rock Concert Posters? Well the BG1 and the FD1 and the first posters at any other venue have always enjoyed top demand. But so is the FIRST appearance of a given band at a venue, or THE FIRST poster designed by an artist, or THE FIRST year of a band's existence. There are lots of FIRSTS that one can collect--but be certain of one thing--there will always be more people that want to own these items than there is supply to go around. So it's up to you to use this knowledge to your advantage. You won't be the FIRST to profit from it and you certainly won't be the last!!

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Last Chance To Bid - Auction Ends in 24 Hours - Friday at 2:00pm (est.)

If you are looking to acquire extremely early Fillmore Auditorium and Avalon Ballroom posters in Mint condition, you still have 24 hours to participate in our Classic San Francisco Sale. 


The auction will end Friday, December 18th at 2:00pm est. and features a wonderful selection of very FRESH material. These posters are all but impossible to locate in the condition offered and are not readily available --once they are sold, we cannot easily replace them. Each poster is PAE Certified and Graded and is backed by the strongest guarantees available anywhere.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Mr. Glen Trosch at 410-464-6180. Good luck in the sale!!

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Auction Bidding Now Live!

You may now bid on lots in The Classic San Francisco Sale, what we believe is one of the most important selections of MINT posters to be offered at public auction in quite some time. 


This auction features a beautiful collection of early posters from the two most famous and sought after ballrooms, Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium and The Family Dog's Avalon Ballroom.

Each poster offered is an Original First Printing in MINT condition and is a "targeted acquisition" as outlined in our special report "Insider Secrets of the Psychedelic Art Market."

And unlike other sales, each and every piece offered has been PAE Certified, Authenticated and Graded and is backed by the strongest guarantees available anywhere.

Psychedelic Art Exchange is pleased to offer you the ultimate in security and protection so you can confidently participate in the hottest collectibles market in the world today!

You may browse the lots without registering, but you must register to bid.

Be sure to click on the thumbnail of each lot to gain a greater appreciation for how beautiful and eye appealing each piece is.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Glen Trosch at 410-464-6180.

The auction ends on Friday, December 18th, 2009 at noon est.

Good luck in the sale!

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