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1969 Woodstock Fest Bus Sign Original Cardboard Poster
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This Woodstock Festival is one of those historical focal points that can conveniently sum up an entire movement in a word. The complexity of the 1960s/Rock and Roll counter culture can be tied up with a bow recorded for history as the Woodstock Generation. Those who care to dig deeper understand that the event was a joyful, brief idyllic moment that capped off a tumultuous decade in American history. The image of Jimi playing the National Anthem is perhaps the greatest moment in Rock History.

This item is truly one of the best relics left in the wake of the festival. These heavy cardboard signs were created in 1969 to be inserted into metal frames that were mounted on the side of the New York City Mass Transit Buses. The signs were displayed for a few weeks and assuredly most copies were disposed of. These signs are huge. Almost 44" and very few survived their original purpose. This piece is far scarcer than the Woodstock poster that is reasonably common and routinely sells for $3000 plus.

We are fortunate to be able to offer this piece for the 2nd time. We originally auctioned this nearly pristine example sign for $9600 in 2018. At that time, it was the best copy we’d seen, to this day we have not seen better copy offered. Damaged copies come up for sale occasionally, but nothing of this quality. This example has just a corner bump and a few minor dings.



--CRITICAL DETAILS--
--TITLE: Woodstock Festival Bus Sign
--GRADE: NEAR MINT 89
--PERFORMERS: Jimi Hendrix,Sly and The Family Stone, Crosby Stills And Nash, Jefferson Airplane, Hendrix, Santana, Ten Years After, The Who, The Band, Iron Butterfly, Mountain, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Canned Heat, Creedence Clearwater, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin
--VENUE: Yasgurs Farm
--CITY: White Lake New York
--DATE: 08/15/69
--DIMENSIONS: 21 in. x 43.65 in.
--PRINTING: CARDBOARD; Original Cardboard Poster
Condition
Corner bump minor edge dings
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1969 Woodstock Fest Bus Sign Original Cardboard Poster

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0003: 1969 Woodstock Fest Bus Sign Original Cardboard Poster

Sold for $12,000
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Est. $10,000 - $20,000Starting Price $1
Vintage Concert Posters and Related Ephemera
Dec 16, 2021 9:00 PM EST
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Lot 0003 Details

Description
...
This Woodstock Festival is one of those historical focal points that can conveniently sum up an entire movement in a word. The complexity of the 1960s/Rock and Roll counter culture can be tied up with a bow recorded for history as the Woodstock Generation. Those who care to dig deeper understand that the event was a joyful, brief idyllic moment that capped off a tumultuous decade in American history. The image of Jimi playing the National Anthem is perhaps the greatest moment in Rock History.

This item is truly one of the best relics left in the wake of the festival. These heavy cardboard signs were created in 1969 to be inserted into metal frames that were mounted on the side of the New York City Mass Transit Buses. The signs were displayed for a few weeks and assuredly most copies were disposed of. These signs are huge. Almost 44" and very few survived their original purpose. This piece is far scarcer than the Woodstock poster that is reasonably common and routinely sells for $3000 plus.

We are fortunate to be able to offer this piece for the 2nd time. We originally auctioned this nearly pristine example sign for $9600 in 2018. At that time, it was the best copy we’d seen, to this day we have not seen better copy offered. Damaged copies come up for sale occasionally, but nothing of this quality. This example has just a corner bump and a few minor dings.



--CRITICAL DETAILS--
--TITLE: Woodstock Festival Bus Sign
--GRADE: NEAR MINT 89
--PERFORMERS: Jimi Hendrix,Sly and The Family Stone, Crosby Stills And Nash, Jefferson Airplane, Hendrix, Santana, Ten Years After, The Who, The Band, Iron Butterfly, Mountain, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Canned Heat, Creedence Clearwater, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin
--VENUE: Yasgurs Farm
--CITY: White Lake New York
--DATE: 08/15/69
--DIMENSIONS: 21 in. x 43.65 in.
--PRINTING: CARDBOARD; Original Cardboard Poster
Condition
...
Corner bump minor edge dings

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