This is unquestionably
the most sought after poster of the psychedelic-era. The Hendrix
billing, combined with Rick Griffin's unmatched artwork has made
the "Flying Eyeball" the defining Fillmore image.
The original/first print poster was printed on uncoated index paper
stock. The "0" in "105" (at bottom left corner of the poster)
is overprinted by the "i" in "Tickets". This poster measures
approx. 14" x 21 1/2".
The second print poster, an authorized reprint, was printed on a
coated (slick/glossy) index paper stock. On this poster, the
"5" in "105" is overprinted by the first "T" in "Tickets".
This poster measures approx. 14" x 21 3/4", and was printed shortly
after the shows.
This poster was forged (unauthorized/unlawful printing) in the early
1990's. It was printed on glossy stock, similar to the second
print poster, but of a lesser quality. The colors are also
slightly different on this bootleg, but we find the easiest way
to distinguish this poster is to examine the lower left and right
portions of this poster. It appears as though someone mishandled
the printing plate or film during the printing process, as there
are single/faint thumbprints on the lower edges of this poster.
These only appear on the bootleg poster. This poster measures
approx. 14" x 21 3/4".
In the late 1980's an authorized, hand printed silk screen was printed
of this image. It is roughly twice the size of the poster, and was
printed on a very high quality paper stock. Only 500 were
printed, and each is signed and numbered by Rick Griffin, the artist.
It is a magnificent piece.
The original postcard was printed prior to the shows on the same
paper stock as the original poster, and measures approx. 4
1/2" x 7". It has a place stamp here back.
The original double postcard (BG 105/106) was printed prior to the
shows on the same paper stock as the original poster, and measures
approx. 4 1/2" x 14". On the back of the BG 105 image, this
card has a bulk rate permit. Many of these cards were mailed.
Any BG 105 card with a bulk rate back has been cut from the BG 105/106