[Item #5985] Original Concert Poster: Quicksilver Messenger Service, Charlatans, Superband (September 15-16, 1967). Quicksilver Messenger Service, Charlatans, Superband, Michael Ferguson, George Hunter.
Original Concert Poster: Quicksilver Messenger Service, Charlatans, Superband (September 15-16, 1967)

Original Concert Poster: Quicksilver Messenger Service, Charlatans, Superband (September 15-16, 1967)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1967. First Edition. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 15" x 20") announcing a series of concerts with performances headlined by the Quicksilver Messenger Service, along with the Charlatans & Superband, during September 15-16 at a venue (referred only as the address "1601 W. Evans St.") in Denver, Colorado. Michael Ferguson, a member of the Charlatans, drew the caricatures of the Charlatan band members including himself (& presumably of the horse & rider) reproduced here, & "M(arrow-stem) Ferguson" in facsimile hand-lettering is found at the lower right portion of the band illustration to the left of the right-most wheel (see image). George Hunter, another member of the Charlatans, created the lettering reproduced on this poster per King, without reference on the poster as with Ferguson. According to the Talmudic scholarship we have consulted regarding this poster, it is a first-&-only printing. King, FD-D2-OP-1, pg. 202. King writes: "The central image has two elements. The upper one is a drawing of a cowboy riding a horse away from a woman. They are waving goodbye to each other. The lower element is a caricature of the members of the Charlatans playing their instruments. This caricature which was drawn by Michael Ferguson appeared on a number of other posters for the Charlatans when they played at other venues. George Hunter who did the lettering on this poster also was a member of the Charlatans." (pg. 202) King has entitled this poster "Haw Haw." An exemplary, albeit somewhat offbeat, psychedelic-era production from the last days of the "Summer of Love," in its singularly rarest contemporary form. From the collection of Dion Wright (b. 1937), an acclaimed artiste & sculptor who was at the center of the scene that produced this & the many other outstanding posters that symbolize a legendary time & (in this case near-) place. In our sharp-if-sore-eyed, experienced estimation, this poster is in relatively good-to-near-fine condition (& priced accordingly), with mild-to-moderate rubbing, browning & creasing chiefly to mostly blank off-white outer border; much less of same at bordered image which we deem to be fine-to-very-fine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at/near edges & corners incl. several small areas with loss of surface paper; one small, mostly closed horizontal tear from lower middle right edge just slightly onto brown & orange-colored image border with miniscule loss of paper. This item is too delicate to be rolled & must be shipped flat to assure no damage, therefore extra shipping costs will be required. Good- Near Fine. [Item #5985]

Price: $110.00