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The Houston Freeburg Collection: An Exclusive Offering of Vintage Blacklight & Headshop Posters

The Houston Freeburg Collection: An Exclusive Offering of Vintage Blacklight & Headshop Posters

We are pleased to present another auction comprised of material consigned by lifelong collector, Houston Freeburg. Freeburg maintains one of the largest collections of vintage head shop and blacklight posters in the world. He has been collecting this material since the late 1960s, and could easily be named one of the greatest collectors of 1960s paper ephemera of all time. Portions of Mr. Freeburg's stunning collection have been on display in multiple museums including the Toledo Museum of Art and Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. The 100 lots we are offering within this auction help tell the story of the 1960s counterculture movement from many different angles. This story is...


Our Recap of the First Annual Woodstock Rock Art and Poster Show!

Our Recap of the First Annual Woodstock Rock Art and Poster Show!

This past weekend, the poster community gathered in person for the first time in many years at the Woodstock Rock Art and Poster Show (WRAPS). This was the inaugural year of what PAE hopes will become an annual event. Until now, the only real in-person event for rock posters was the beloved annual TRPS show in San Francisco. The San Francisco show is a much more established event that has been in operation for decades and attracts much of the old-school poster community and has always been a one-day happening. The WRAPS show, however, spanned a whole weekend and featured...


Auction Watch: Rare and Unique Items in our Spring Mega Sale

Auction Watch: Rare and Unique Items in our Spring Mega Sale

Our Spring Mega Sale marks PAE's 155th auction! While we certainly think that all 249 items are worthy of your attention, there are a few standout pieces that we want to highlight. With just a few days of bidding left, make sure to take a look at these amazing historic items! 1968 FD-109 Rare Alternate Love Avalon Flyer  Our auction has unearthed a  TRULY RARE original  Family Dog flyer. It was a last-minute promotional item made on the fly for the FD-109 event. It is one of the RAREST Family Dog items that we’ve ever handled! This flyer and several...


Where Have All the Eyeballs Gone? The Hunt for an Undamaged BG-105

Where Have All the Eyeballs Gone? The Hunt for an Undamaged BG-105

Our current auction features a copy of what many collectors believe to be THE ESSENTIAL Psychedelic Concert Poster, Rick Griffin's BG-105-OP-1 1968 Jimi Hendrix Fillmore/ Winterland Graded CGC -5.0 The term iconic is often attached to this poster, but even that is insufficient when attempting to sum up this mystical rendering from the master of psychedelic poster art, Rick Griffin. Those who have been previously initiated into the concert poster world will gush endlessly about this poster, as for many of us it was our first crush, the gateway drug that lured us to this fascinating collectible.  BG-105 is arguably the...


David Swartz Record Collection on Sale at Heritage Auctions!

David Swartz Record Collection on Sale at Heritage Auctions!

PAE generally reports on the state of the vintage concert poster market in this forum, however, we wanted to share some news from the greater collectibles world. This weekend, mega auction house Heritage Auctions is offering an important collection of vinyl record albums culled from the archives of renowned rock music collector, David Swartz. The collection features an amazing assortment of rare records from the history of Rock 'N' Roll. 362 items from David's archive will be auctioned this Weekend including rare discs from The Beatles, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and much more. Many of the records are...