Jimi Hendrix

Sacramento State to Exhibit Major 1960's Vintage Concert Poster Collection!

Major museum exhibits of Vintage Concert Posters continue to flourish across the nation.

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Last month the collectibles world received the exciting news that a massive collection of 3,000 vintage concert posters from the 1960’s to present was donated to Sacramento State University. The collection, includes vintage posters of Jimi Hendrix, Cream, The Kinks and hundreds of other musical legends.

The collection was assembled and donated by Dennis Newhall, a Sacramento native. “This is a story about the venues, the poster artists, the pioneering radio stations that brought rock to Sacramento, and the rock bands that played here,” explained Newhall.

Plans are being drawn up to exhibit the posters in multiple locations around the city.

“This is a very focused popular culture collection,” remarked James Fox of Sacramento State. “We can learn as much about ourselves from popular culture as we can by reading Shakespeare or Freud or whoever.”

This announcement is just the latest of several recent exhibits featuring Vintage Concert posters in major museums across the country.

The fact that we, as collectors, can still acquire 50 year Vintage Concert Posters in Museum Quality condition for just a few hundred dollars — that hang in major art museums across the country— explains why many experienced collectors are so excited about the opportunities available in today’s marketplace.

Stay tuned for more information on this exhibit in coming months!

Yet Another Major Vintage 1960’s Concert Posters Feature!

Right on the heels of the news about the “ You Say you Want a Revolution- Records and Rebels 1966-1970” exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London comes a major article and online gallery featuring vintage 1960’s concert posters by The Guardian newspaper.


The collection was formed by the late Felix Dennis, a very successful and famous entrepreneur in Great Britain. Dennis is most widely known in the U.S. for his founding and ownership of Maxim magazine. In addition to expanding interest both in print, and online, the posters themselves were on display October 7 and 8 in a gallery in London.

While this continued widespread exposure to these posters is very important, this story is important for two other reasons.

First, anyone associated with this hobby will tell you that there is TREMENDOUS interest in these posters overseas. Icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the Doors are WORLDWIDE legends that transcend borders. This is one of the reasons these posters are more exciting than many collectibles that only enjoy collector appeal within the United States.

Secondly, we can tell you that we have many famous and influential clients that are active collectors of this material. They understand the myriad of reasons why these posters are desirable and they clearly have the financial wherewithal to acquire the finest and most desirable pieces.

What’s most exciting, is that unlike almost all other collectibles, the value of these posters have not yet grown out of reach of “the common man”. You can still acquire a museum quality poster with tremendous historical importance, that exists in tiny quantities for the same price charged for mass produced pieces of crap in every “Art Gallery” in America.

You won’t find the artwork hanging in your friends house’s hanging in any museum, but your Vintage Concert posters are being featured and praised everywhere, all over the world!

To see the Guardian's beautiful feature story, click here:

SPECIAL REPORT ! CGC Graded Concert Posters are Exploding in Value!

CGC has recently announced the third party authentication and grading of Vintage Rock Concert Posters. The significance of this announcement should not be overlooked or underestimated. Many are calling this the most lucrative, ground floor collectibles opportunity to present itself in many years. Read on for details…


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 >>

Bold as Love

Jimi Hendrix The greatest Guitar player of all time? Even by Rolling stones recent calculation of the top 100 guitar players


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-guitarists-20111123 this legend stands alone. But regardless of what criteria you choose to measure, his impact on music and style is undeniable. Without doubt, Jimi was the most captivating character of the decade. More than any other artist from the era Hendrix was a cultural icon, he truly exemplified the art and attitude of the 1960's. His innovative style, his laid back persona, his wardrobe, his lifestyle, his message and his music all add up to the status of deity in Rock and Roll mythology

Musically, Hendrix was an innovator beyond compare, creating with an electric guitar what had never been previously imagined. A gifted songwriter and a virtuosic player all added up to musical genius. His mastery of the fret board , control of feedback, and use of state of the art effects created a signature sound that many have imitated but never recreated. He left a wake that is still being felt today . His tragic early exit left fans wanting more and left the world wondering what if…

At the pinnacle of rock and roll collectibles as well , Hendrix memorabilia demands top dollar and sets record level values at auction. His impact on the poster-collecting world is well proven also. Hendrix posters are some of the most valuable and sought after in the entire genre.

This month we are offering a small, focused selection of Hendrix posters, with the crown jewel being an ultra rare (one of three known) 1969 cardboard Miami Jai Alai poster that is sure to end up in the most advanced collection. So, Enjoy this opportunity to bid on these artifacts, the winning bidders will surely be overjoyed.

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