This listing features a vintage PRE-CONCERT FIRST PRINTING poster from a concert which took place in October of 1967 and was headlined by an up-and-coming band known as Quicksilver Messenger Service. The series of three shows took place at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco on October 5-7, 1967. Quicksilver was one of the mainstays of the San Francisco concert movement and helped define the San Francisco Sound. The Grass Roots was also on the concert bill! This gorgeous poster was designed by legendary artist Bonnie MacLean and features a play on words not often seen in her work – a messenger in a winged helmet flies over the grass rooted next to the mad river, all matching the band names. The image used was the 87th from the iconic Bill Graham series and is commonly referred to as BG-87. This poster offered here was printed BEFORE the 1967 concert and is referred to as BG-87-OP-1. The BG-87 poster was only printed twice since 1967. The first printing poster, which is offered here, was printed BEFORE the concert on flat uncoated stock. The colors appear significantly different than they do on the post-concert 2nd printing; the purple is lighter, the grass is lighter green, and the river and wings of the creature are lighter blue. The original printing measures approximately 14″ x 21 1/16″ in size. The 2nd printing poster was printed after the show and was printed on glossy stock that displays darker colors as compared to the original printing. BG-87-RP-2 was printed on 12/14/1968 in a run of 1,000 posters and measures 14″ x 21 1/8″ in size. The poster offered here is in NEAR MINT to NM+ condition! It’s hard to believe that this poster was printed over 50 years ago! Finding the poster in this condition is incredibly difficult! It was a small print run to begin with and most people in the 1960s simply DID NOT take care of their concert posters! Many were hung on dorm room walls and/or telephone poles. This is a BIG reason why it’s so difficult to find this poster in NM or better condition! Several photos of this area have been provided. Other than that issue, this original poster is basically PRISTINE! You’d be hard pressed to find a better example. All of Bonnie MacLean’s vintage Bill Graham posters are HIGHLY collectible! BG-87 is one of the few Bonnie MacLean posters which is still affordable for collectors! As a result, the BG-87 poster offered here makes a great investment piece! In terms of upside investment potential, these vintage Fillmore concert posters are better than most blue chip stocks! Get this classic poster while it’s still relatively affordable! The item “1967 QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE BG-87-OP-1 BONNIE MACLEAN Concert Poster NM+” is in sale since Friday, September 24, 2021. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists G\Graham, Bill\Posters”. The seller is “tcu_hornedfrogs” and is located in Fort Worth, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.
- Size: 14″ x 21 1/16″
- Featured Refinements: Fillmore Poster
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Artist/Band: Graham, Bill
- Industry: Music
- Genre: Rock & Pop