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Closes March 25, 2018 at 2:00pm
or 10 minutes after the last bid

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The Rock Concert Art Auction 2018

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Auction Dates: March 16th - 25th, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Rock Concert Art Collection Auction; a celebration of five decades of beautiful artwork used to promote concerts and festivals through posters, handbills and postcards.

The auction features a broad selection from the Fillmore West and Avalon Ballroom numbered series, with emphasis on an impressive choice of postcards. Additionally, there is a nice selection of collectible postcards and handbills from San Francisco venues such as The Matrix, California Hall, Carousel Ballroom and the Rock Garden.

The auction event includes signed prints by legendary artists such as Rick Griffin, Alton Kelley, Stanley Mouse and Randy Tuten and further has a concentration of poster art and memorabilia featuring The Beatles, CSNY, The Doors, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and Frank Zappa.

With 395 auction lots – ranging from the Art of Rock to the Art of Modern Rock, there will be plenty to feast your eyes on. And with opening bid prices set exceptionally low, beginning and veteran collectors will all be able to go home with new additions to their collection.

Please take 2 minutes to read the "Information & Helpful Hints" section below. It will greatly assist you in navigating through all the auction lots and hopefully address some of the questions you might have.

If at anytime you need assistance in locating any item of interest or simply have a question about an item - please contact us via email or give us a call during business hours. Our contact information can be found in the contact section of our site.


*BIDDING START TIME: The auction will open for bidding for starting Friday, March 16th at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (New York City).

*REGISTRATION: If you are not already REGISTERED, please sign up early (to get that part of the administration out of the way). Once you have completed the registration you will receive a password via email in order for you to "log in" for the first time. If you do not receive your Registration Confirmation Email, first check your "Junk or Spam Folder" and if you still didn't receive it, please contact us and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you. Now, once you have logged in you can change your password to something that you will better remember by simply going to the "My Account". We also recommend that you take a few minutes and familiarize yourself with the AUCTION RULES section, which can be found under the 'Resources' tab on our site. This section will help you understand all of the "mechanics" of how our auctions operate, i.e. buyers premium, payment options and shipping.

*VIEWING LOTS: You can locate and view auction items by utilizing the CATEGORIES listed directly in the upper left frame of this page. Items can be accessed and viewed by selecting the ARTISTS, TYPE OF ITEM OR DECADE.  There may be items that are listed in several categories, so we also recommend utilizing the AUCTION SEARCH function which can be found in the upper right frame of each auction page.

*MY VIP ACCESS:  You can  manage all of your  bidding and tracking activity in your MY VIP section. Once you have successfully logged in with your VIP Credentials (user name and password), placed your bids or simply identified items to track you can click on the MY VIP laminate to view updates on those lots of interest. Unlike most online auctions, there is no need to refresh your browser to see the most recent activity on a lot you are watching or even bidding on.
  • The MY VIP page updates automatically every few seconds, so just sit back and keep an eye on the numbers. And "yes"'s faster than you clicking the refresh button in your browser.
  • When you are outbid on an item, a sound will alert you and the item will be highlighted for a short amount of time.
  •  The MY VIP section allows you to track items, bid on items you are tracking, increase your bids or even increase your max bids and will automatically update all of your personal auction activity.
  • Once you have identified all the items you want to track and bid, the rest is easy and best of all you won't have to waste time digging through the site just to place a bid...just sit back and enjoy the ride!   
It simply doesn't get any easier than that!

*AUCTION CLOSE PROCESS:  On Sunday, March 25th the auction close process will begin. Our system will begin a 10 minute countdown close at 2:00 pm Eastern (NYC time). What this means is that  EVERY AUCTION LOT will REMAIN OPEN (even after the official 2:00 PM EST close process begins) for periods of 10 minutes until such time that no additional online, phone or fax bids are placed on ANY LOT IN THE AUCTION.

: Our auctions will typically continue past the 2:00 pm close time for several hours. Take advantage of placing your maximum bids or changing your existing maximum bid on the items you are interested in and keep an eye on those items as the auction begins to close as it will NOT CLOSE IMMEDIATELY at 2:00 pm EST.  For more information and assistance on how our "Auction End" process works, please see our Auction Rules located in the "Resources" tab on our site. Alternatively, give us a call and one of our crew members will be happy to walk you through how the close process works.

* AFTER THE AUCTION CLOSES: All winning bidders will receive an immediate email confirmation of the items they won when the auction officially closes. Final invoices (including shipping costs and a buyers premium) will be sent out within 72 hours or by close of business FRIDAY. For items that require special shipping services, a member of the Backstage Auctions crew will contact you directly to make special arrangements.

* UNSOLD AUCTION ITEMS: In the event that an item does not sell during the auction, our consignor may elect to place the items in the online store for direct purchase. The price of the auction lot will be adjusted to reflect an appropriate "buy it now" price and in most cases this means that the price will be higher than the opening bid price. There is no guarantee that any or all unsold item(s) will be made available after the auction ends.

As always, we aim to be as precise and complete as possible with our descriptions. That said, human error is always a possibility and we encourage you to ask questions and make inquiries on any piece that you are interested in prior to placing your bid. All auction descriptions ARE QUALIFIED STATEMENTS OF OPINION AND NOT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES.

A complete list of our guidelines, rules and how our auctions work (before, during and after) can be found in the RESOURCES Tab under:  AUCTION RULES.  We highly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the rules before placing any bid. And if you are already a registered user and have participated in our previous auctions, please take a moment to review the updated areas marked with an "*".


AUCTION REFERENCE CATALOG:  While our online auctions are extremely easy to navigate and are presented in a very simple manner, we invite you to download a copy of the auction reference guide.  The auction reference guide ONLY provides the Lot Number, Title of the Lot and Artist Category.The catalog does not contain the full description or full photo line up - those can be found online only as our catalog is strictly a reference tool. Please note that at any time you can utilize the online search feature to locate items by artist or lot number. (The online listings will always be current, as last minute changes could occur PRIOR to or DURING the auction)

Download the Auction Reference Guide Here:   The Rock Concert Art Auction Catalog Reference Guide

Please Note: The auction catalog is a PDF document which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open, view and print. You can download the ADOBE READER for FREE by clicking here: Adobe Acrobat Reader . If you have difficulties, contact us and we will be happy to assist.

On behalf of the entire Backstage Auctions Crew we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for stopping by and checking out the awesome line up of historical music memorabilia.  If you have any questions about the auction, how our auctions work or just questions in general, please feel free to contact us.

Good Luck and Bid to Win!

The Backstage Auctions Crew

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