On November 5, 2006 I got a chance to check out Bob MacVittie's collection just prior to the first showing that evening. He has a great collection and it was definitely fun to check out. There were still a lot of items that were yet to be displayed. I took a few photos and wish that I would have taken more.
This is a nice poster for the Grateful Dead show at The Radio City Music Hall. There is an excellent story that goes behind this one and Bob will gladly tell you about it. He is very knowledgeable about the items he has to offer and it is very interesting to listen to what he has to say.
This is the rack of handbills and postcards as you walk in. Unfortunately I took the photos earlier in the day before we filled the racks. There is definitely a good selection to choose from on the rack. If you'll notice framed in the bottom right you can see the handbill for the Sugarloaf concerts at the Fillmore.
This is the rack from the opposite side. There were also a lot of posters in front of it at the time. At the top right on the back wall you can see a framed poster (cut off the photo) of Superband at the Family Dog in Denver.
This is part of what you would see on the wall to your left when you walk in. The one Grateful Dead poster sold shortly after the doors opened, so it was off to a good start.
Here is a really nice Rolling Stones poster for a concert at Oakland Coliseum in November 1969. This is from their first tour after Mick Taylor joined. I had to take the photo at an angle to avoid glare. This item has recently sold. The exhibit is taking place at The Great Frame Up, which is a custom framing shop where you can get your poster or handbill framed. They have an excellent selection of frames and do excellent work.
Here is a shot of Bob with a friend earlier in the day getting ready to get some more items prepared for the show.
Here are a few of the many posters that were still going to be prepared to be displayed. It was an excellent exhibit and I was happy to have been able to attend. The exhibit will continue to take place until the end of the year. A list of what is available is forthcoming. If you have any inquiries, please call (479) 426-6892. I will be providing an e-mail address for inquiries in the near future also.
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