There are two variations of the original/first print poster that were
printed for these shows. They both measure approx. 12 3/4" x
21 1/2", and are printed on the same paper stock, which matches the paper
stock that was used to print the original postcards. They can be
distinguished as follows.
This original/first print poster (we will call it Type A) has a red
triangle with a black Family Dog Logo in the upper left corner of the
This original/first print poster (we will call it type B) has a black
triangle with a red Family Dog Logo in the upper left corner of the
poster. We have not seen a Type B poster, but Jacaeber Kastor of
Psychedelic Solution indicates in his collector's list that he has one of
these posters. That's good enough for us. Jacaeber is easily one of
the most knowledgeable "poster people" that we know.
The second print poster also has a black triangle with a red Family Dog
Logo in the upper left corner, but it was printed on a different paper
stock than the Type B first print. It is easily distinguished by
looking at the back of the poster. The back of the reprint poster is
lightly coated (not glossy, but if you hold it at an angle to light, it
does have a sheen to it), and is very smooth to the touch. The
original posters are printed on an uncoated stock, and the back of the
poster appears dull, even when held at an angle to light. We have
seen a FD 101 & FD D18 proofsheet. These
posters were reprinted side by side. The paper stock of FD 101-2 &
FD D18-2 are identical (as you would expect). In addition, the second
print poster measures approx. 12 3/4" x 21 3/4", roughly 1/4" longer
than either of the original posters.
There are at least a half dozen variations of the original postcards
(which measure 5"-5 3/8" x 7"), which we will not go into here. We
have most of these. If there is a particular variation that you are
seeking, please send us an email or give us a call. If you purchase
a FD D18 card from the website, we will send you the variation that we can
most easily get to.