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    Family Dog/Avalon Ballroom Concert Posters - Complete Near-Mint Set of All 161!




    This is the entire run of numbered Family Dog concert posters out of San Francisco and Denver, spanning 1966-1968, all in Near Mint or Mint condition. This is known as an "image set," for people who love the posters, the music and the culture, but don't necessarily care if every poster was printed before the show. The trade-out is that every single poster is in beautiful condition, presenting a breathtaking array of classic San Francisco poster art by legends such as Wes Wilson, Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley. Having all 161 posters together in one collection is a rarity that you just don't see much anymore.

    A full two-thirds of these were indeed printed before the show, and the rest are fully authorized reprints (ranging from 2nd to 5th printings). Every single title in promoter Chet Helms' "numbered series" is present, used to promote shows at first the Fillmore and then the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, as well as a few from the Denver Family Dog. As a bonus, six of them have been signed by the original poster artist; see the comprehensive listing below. The exact count: 104 first printings and 58 authorized reprints (totaling 162, because there are two different FD-31's). In either case, each poster measures approximately 14x20".

    FD-1 (Second Printing, Jefferson Airplane, 1966), FD-2 (Second Printing, Great Society, 1966), FD-3 (Third Printing, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, 1966), FD-4 (Fifth Printing, Love, 1966), FD-5 (Third Printing, Blues Project, 1966), FD-6 (Original Printing, Signed by Wes Wilson, Grass Roots, 1966), FD-7 (Fourth Printing, Daily Flash, 1966), FD-8 (Second Printing, Blues Project, 1966), FD-9 (Second Printing, Love, 1966), FD-10 (Second Printing, Leaves, 1966), FD-11 (Second Printing, Grass Roots, 1966), FD-12 (Third Printing, Grateful Dead, 1966), FD-13 (Second Printing, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, 1966), FD-14 (Third Printing, Big Brother & the Holding Company, 1966), FD-15 (Second Printing, Grass Roots, 1966), FD-16 (Second Printing, Sir Douglas Quintet, 1966), FD-17 (Fourth Printing, Jefferson Airplane, 1966), FD-18 (Second Printing, Bo Diddley, 1966), FD-19 (Second Printing, Big Brother & the Holding Company, 1966), FD-20 (Original Printing, Signed by Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse, Bo Diddley, 1966), FD-21 (Second Printing, Signed by Stanley Mouse, Bo Diddley, 1966), FD-22 (Third Printing, Greatful [sic] Dead, 1966), FD-23 (Second Printing, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, 1966), FD-24 (Second Printing, 13th Floor Elevators, 1966), FD-25 (Second Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1966), FD-26 (Third Printing, Grateful Dead, 1966), FD-27 (Original Printing, Howlin' Wolf, 1966), FD-28 (Fourth Printing, 13th Floor Elevators, 1966), FD-29 (Fourth Printing, Signed by Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse, Jim Kweskin Jug Band, 1966), FD-30 (Third Printing, Signed by Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse, Big Brother & the Holding Company, 1966), FD-31 w/incorrect concert dates (Daily Flash, 1966), FD-31 w/corrected concert dates (Daily Flash, 1966), FD-32 (Original Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1966), FD-33 (Fourth Printing, Signed by Stanley Mouse, Grateful Dead, 1966), FD-34 (Second Printing, 13th Floor Elevators, 1966), FD-35 (Original Printing, Daily Flash, 1966), FD-36 (Second Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1966), FD-37 (Original Printing, Buffalo Springfield, 1966), FD-38 (Third Printing, Big Brother & the Holding Company, 1966), FD-39 (Second Printing, Youngbloods, 1966), FD-40 (Original Printing, Grateful Dead, 1966), FD-41 (Second Printing, Country Joe & the Fish, 1966), FD-42 (Original Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1967), FD-43 (Second Printing, Moby Grape, 1967), FD-44 (Original Printing, Miller Blues Band, 1967), FD-45 (Second Printing, Grateful Dead, 1967), FD-46 (Second Printing, Country Joe & the Fish, 1967), FD-47 (Second Printing, Miller Blues Band, 1967), FD-48 (Second Printing, Big Brother & the Holding Company, 1967), FD-49 (Second Printing, Avalon Ballroom, 1967), FD-50 (Second Printing, Country Joe and the Fish, 1967), FD-51 (Original Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1967), FD-52 (Second Printing, Big Brother & the Holding Company, 1967), FD-53 (Second Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1967), FD-54 (Second Printing, Grateful Dead, 1967), FD-55 (Original Printing, Big Brother & the Holding Company, 1967), FD-56 (Second Printing, Charlatans, 1967), FD-57 (Second Printing, The Doors, 1967), FD-58 (Second Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1967), FD-59 (Second Printing, Avalon Ballroom, 1967), FD-60 (Second Printing, Big Brother & the Holding Company, 1967), FD-61 (Second Printing, Doors, 1967), FD-62 (Original Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1967), FD-63 (Original Printing, Charlatans, 1967), FD-64 (Original Printing, The Doors, 1967), FD-65 (Second Printing, Big Brother & the Holding Company, 1967), FD-66 (Original Printing, Youngbloods, 1967), FD-67 (Original Printing, Charlatans, 1967), FD-68 (Original Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1967), FD-69 (Original Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1967), FD-70 (Original Printing, Miller Blues Band, 1967), FD-71 (Original Printing, Charlatans, 1967), FD-72 (Second Printing, Big Brother & the Holding Company, 1967), FD-73 (Original Printing, Blue Cheer, 1967), FD-74 (Original Printing, Charles Lloyd Quartet, 1967), FD-75 (Original Printing, Moby Grape, 1967), FD-76 (Original Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1967), FD-77 (Original Printing, Big Brother & the Holding Company, 1967), FD-78 (Original Printing, Miller Blues Band, 1967), FD-79 (Third Printing, Big Brother & the Holding Company, 1967), FD-80 (Original Printing, South Side Sound System, 1967), FD-81 (Second Printing, Youngbloods, 1967), FD-82 (Original Printing, Grateful Dead, 1967), FD-83 (Original Printing, Charlatans, 1967), FD-84 (Second Printing, Lothar & the Hand People, 1967), FD-85 (Original Printing, Vanilla Fudge, 1967), FD-86 (Original Printing, Blue Cheer, 1967), FD-87 (Original Printing, Buddy Guy, 1967), FD-88 (Original Printing, Van Morrison, 1967), FD-89 (Second Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1967), FD-90 (Original Printing, Canned Heat, 1967), FD-91 (Original Printing, Youngbloods, 1967), FD-92 (Original Printing, Bo Diddley, 1967), FD-93 (Original Printing, Big Brother & the Holding Company, 1967), FD-94 (Original Printing, Flatt & Scruggs, 1967), FD-95 (Original Printing, Jim Kweskin Jug Band, 1967), FD-96 (Original Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1967), FD-97 (Original Printing, Siegal Schwall, 1967), FD-98 (Second Printing, Jim Kweskin & His Jug Band, 1967), FD-99 (Second Printing, Blue Cheer, 1967), FD-100 (Original Printing, Youngbloods, 1968), FD-101 (Second Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1968), FD-102 (Original Printing, Genesis, 1968), FD-103 (Original Printing, Country Joe & the Fish, 1968), FD-104 (Original Printing, Electric Flag, 1968), FD-105 (Original Printing, Siegal Schwall, 1968), FD-106 (Original Printing, Youngbloods, 1968), FD-107 (Original Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1968), FD-108 (Original Printing, Blues Project, 1968), FD-109 (Original Printing, Love, 1968), FD-110 (Original Printing, Blood, Sweat & Tears, 1968), FD-111 (Original Printing, Siegal Schwall, 1968), FD-112 (Original Printing, Jerry Steig & the Satyrs, 1968), FD-113 (Original Printing, Blues Project, 1968), FD-114 (Original Printing, Fugs, 1968), FD-115 (Original Printing, Steppenwolf, 1968), FD-116 (Original Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1968), FD-117 (Original Printing, Junior Wells, 1968), FD-118 (Original Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1968), FD-119 (Original Printing, Junior Wells, 1968), FD-120 (Original Printing, Youngbloods, 1968), FD-121 (Second Printing, Taj Mahal, 1968), FD-122 (Original Printing, Iron Butterfly, 1968), FD-123 (Original Printing, Frumíus Bandersnatch, 1968), FD-124 (Original Printing, Kaleidoscope, 1968), FD-125 (Original Printing, Youngbloods, 1968), FD-126 (Original Printing, Iron Butterfly, 1968), FD-127 (Original Printing, Steve Miller Band, 1968), FD-128 (Original Printing, Tim Buckley, 1968), FD-129 (Original Printing, Country Joe & the Fish, 1968), FD-130 (Original Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1968), FD-131 (Original Printing, Chrome Syrcus, 1968), FD-132 (Original Printing, Steppenwolf, 1968), FD-133 (Original Printing, Billy Haley & the Comets, 1968), FD-134 (Original Printing, Spirit, 1968), FD-135 (Original Printing, Youngbloods, 1968), FD-136 (Original Printing, James Cotton Blues Band, 1968), FD-137 (Original Printing, John Mayall, 1968), FD-138 (Original Printing, Steve Miller Band, 1968), FD-139 (Original Printing, Flatt & Scruggs, 1968), FD-140 (Original Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Silver, 1968), FD-141 (Original Printing, Grateful Dead, 1968), FD-142 (Original Printing, Velvet Underground, 1968), FD-143 (Original Printing, Buddy Miles Express, 1968), FD-144 (Original Printing, Byrds, 1968), FD-145 (Original Printing, Mother Earth, 1968), FD-146 (Original Printing, Love, 1968), FD-147 (Original Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1968), FD-D2 (Original Printing, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1968), FD-D5 (Original Printing, Buffalo Springfield, 1967), FD-D6 (Original Printing, Van Morrison, 1967), FD-D7 (Original Printing, Canned Heat, 1967), FD-D8 (Original Printing, Allmen Joy, 1967), FD-D9 (Original Printing, Jefferson Airplane, 1967), FD-D10 (Original Printing, Blue Cheer, 1967), FD-D11 (Original Printing, Other Half, 1967), FD-D12 (Original Printing, Chuck Berry, 1967), FD-D13 (Original Printing, Jim Kweskin & His Jug Band, 1967), FD-D14 (Original Printing, Canned Heat, 1967), FD-D15 (Original Printing, Soul Survivors, 1967), and FD-D18 (Original Printing, The Doors, 1967). 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