For Sale - Complete Sets of Original Printings
The best estimates are that there are about thirty complete sets of
original printings of the numbered Family Dog and Bill Graham series
1966 -- 1973 which include posters, postcards and handbills.
Because of the limited number of existing copies of several key items,
it is unlikely more than a handful more such sets ever will
exist. These sets vary drastically in condition and depth.
Some include many posters in damaged condition. Others have only
one example of each original even when there are substantial
variants. Most include only limited quantities of copies signed
by the artists who created them.
While I have not completely examined many of the sets, I have a fairly
good idea of a lot of what exists. Based on the criteria I
considered most important; condition, depth and signatures on posters,
this set is definitely in the top ten and probably a ways up from the
bottom of this ten. Most key posters and handbills are in as good
a condition as the better known examples. Most of the important
poster originals and many variant original handbills are in this set,
and approximately half of the original posters are signed by the
artists who created them. An extensive range of reprints is included.
This is a serious, museum quality set, the product of years of study
searching, not just to fill in the blanks but to upgrade to near mint
or better. Rather than write a lengthy essay on this set which
might not answer your specific questions, I will leave it to interested
parties to e-mail me and
ask what they want to know.
The price is $750,000.00. If you want it for less, you should be
prepared to explain clearly and definitively why it is worth less than
I am asking. If you want a set for a lot less, I suggest you
contemplate one of the nearly two dozen lesser sets.