Backstage Auctions Opens Auction Preview for "The Rock Art Poster Auction"

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Backstage Auctions opens preview for over 3,000 historic rock concert posters, handbills, cards, tickets and tour programs set to go live on the auction block August 14th at

"It's like a visual parade of one of the most important eras in the history of rock and roll," explains Backstage Auctions founder/owner Jacques van Gool in describing the company's current auction, "The Rock Art Poster Auction." Featuring some of the most legendary examples of rock and roll artwork, "The Rock Art Poster Auction" is currently up live on the company's Web site for pre-viewing. The auction will open for bidding on Sunday, August 14th, and will run through Sunday, August 28th at

Complete series of original Bill Graham Fillmore West and Family Dog posters highlight the auction, also included in the auction is over a thousand individual poster lots of musical legends from Aerosmith to ZZ Top and Beach Boys to the Yardbirds. The auction features a legendary line up of musical artists from an array of genres that is sure to entice any true collector of classic rock memorabilia. Noted rock historian, Paul Grushkin comments, "Psychedelic rock and roll concert posters are the remaining, living proof of an era filled with rock's greatest memories."

Coveted by art and classic rock collectors, many of the pieces featured have set the standard for all rock and roll artwork. From album covers to ads to magazine designs and t-shirts, these works of art represent the birth of a style that has continued through the ages. Grushkin explains the value and popularity of these pieces when he says that "ÂÂ…the few times complete Bill Graham and Family Dog poster sets have ever been available, they were on and off the market in a heartbeat." The opening bids on the complete sets start between $50,000.00 and $120,000.00, well below its current value.

"This is a different type of auction for us," explains Kelli van Gool, co-founder Backstage Auctions. "It's the first time that one of our auctions is built around a theme rather than a specific artist. It is also one of the biggest and most complete rock poster collection ever offered in the marketplace at one time."

Backstage Auction is a leading online auction company specializing in classic rock memorabilia direct from the private collections of music industry professionals. Founded on the principles of combining their clients' career achievements and popularity with the demand and interest of fans who desire truly authentic and unique collectibles, Backstage Auctions is the place where rock legends live on.

For more information and to register online for the auction, please visit


Kelli van Gool

Backstage Auctions, Inc.


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