What are the TRUE HOLY GRAILS of gigposter collecting?

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Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:19 pm

[quote="Anville"]its not a grail if you can get ahold of it.
All gigposters are available. As long as you have payment of some sort.
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Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:52 pm

My holy grail or white whale, however you want to define it.

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Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:21 pm

jamesgunter wrote:
Anville wrote:There are similar discussions in watch collecting (which is way more expensive and psychotic than this hobby), but basically, its not a grail if you can get ahold of it.
MUCH more expensive!!! i've got a buddy whos into that, he dropped 400K on ONE Patek Philippe. ...crazy. hes got some pretty cool watches though. He has sold ten or so watches to John Mayer over the past few years
Yes, one of John Mayer's hobbies is collecting expensive watches. His other hobby is chronic masturbation.
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Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:28 pm

freaksmeout wrote:
jamesgunter wrote:
Anville wrote:There are similar discussions in watch collecting (which is way more expensive and psychotic than this hobby), but basically, its not a grail if you can get ahold of it.
MUCH more expensive!!! i've got a buddy whos into that, he dropped 400K on ONE Patek Philippe. ...crazy. hes got some pretty cool watches though. He has sold ten or so watches to John Mayer over the past few years
Yes, one of John Mayer's hobbies is collecting expensive watches. His other hobby is chronic masturbation.
It's also writng shitty ass music, in my opinion.
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freaksmeout wrote:Yes, one of John Mayer's hobbies is collecting expensive watches. His other hobby is public masturbation.
just a foil for me today, thanks
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fredo wrote:
freaksmeout wrote:Yes, one of John Mayer's hobbies is collecting expensive watches. His other hobby is public masturbation.
We should now add to his list of hobbies..."Looking like a douchebag." WTF is this look? Johnny Depp meets Sonny Crockett?
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Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:59 am

I really think this is my grail now, but Im breaking my own rule because I had one. It was perfect. What was wrong with me....?
kyle wrote:
Anville wrote:its not a grail if you can get ahold of it.
I agree and have shortened my list to reflect this.

My final answer:
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Yamar wrote:
110thStreet wrote:More elusive than the Loch Ness monster due to ridiculously small edition that makes me weep and laugh at the same time.....

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I enjoy the typo in it as well - check out the openers...
My absolute favourite White Stripes poster and hanging right next to me while I'm typing this :pint:
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I think this should be on any list of poster holy grails. Still affordable, which blows my mind. Not much longer it will be mine. :drool:
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Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:24 pm

I was gonna say this sold for a lot recently but I noticed it actually took quite a nose dive from $57,000 to $7,800
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Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:18 am

Just for fun...

What posters would you consider "must haves" to make a dream collection of Gig posters? I'm looking for a sampling here, maybe the top two or three per artist. (Not every thing Sperry's ever done)
I'm interested in hearing about anything from oldies to newbies, etc. For instance if I wanted to pickup a few Hess posters, what would be a defining selection. I know the EB community can supply some good input here. Let's have some fun with this.
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Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:43 am

Start with some BG's and FD's from the late 60's.
Make sure you have a couple each from the original BIG 5 (Mouse, Kelley, Griffin, Moscoso, Wilson)
Add some international flavor (Kieser, Hapshash, Sharp, etc.)
Go for some classic venues (Fillmore, Grande Ballroom, RedRocks, etc.)
Make sure you have some alltime performers (Dylan, Hendrix, Dead, Who, Floyd, Beatles, Stones, etc.)

That's a starter's primer. Then move into newer stuff.
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Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:54 am

Here are some that come to mind...At least for MY UGPC:

Ones I am ISO still:
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A few that I am lucky to have that are Ultimate Gig Posters (at least to me they are :) ):
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Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:16 am

Some Frank Kozik and Art Chantry posters are required.
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Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:16 am

my collection is the ultimate :twisted:

kidding...i only have a few things from before 2003.

but after 2003...i'd say it's pretty f*ck*ng ultimate :rock:
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