CGC to Grade Concert Posters
Posted on 2/17/2015
The decision to expand into concert posters is one that CGC Director of Operations Harshen Patel believes is a natural fit for the company. “The experience we have across our organization with the handling, grading and protection of rare paper collectibles puts CGC in a unique position to add value in this market,” said Patel. “There are also great similarities between the collector bases we serve, with comics and music fans sharing a passion for both the history of their respective industries and the artwork created by their iconic figures.”
CGC is accepting submissions from five of the most highly coveted vintage poster series, including Bill Graham, Family Dog, Grande Ballroom, Neon Rose and Art of Rock. A modern submission tier is also available for Bill Graham Presents, the New Fillmore series and MoonAlice.
CGC employs a 10-point grading scale for concert posters that is based on the industry standard the company established for comics, magazines, photos and lobby cards. The CGC grade appears on one of a number of colored labels, which differentiate a CGC Universal Grade from CGC grades assigned with any qualifiers or special considerations, including conservation, restoration and signed pieces.
CGC-graded concert posters are sealed in tamper-evident holders of a heavy gauge archival plastic. The fully transparent front and back allows complete viewing of the poster and protects from any improper handling or soiling.CONCERT POSTER SUBMISSION FORM
Concert Poster Pricing:
• Modern (posters 1980–present valued at $200 or less) — $17
• Economy (posters valued at $750 or less) — $25
• Standard (posters valued at $2,500 or less) — $40
• Express (posters valued at $7,500 or less) — $75
• WalkThru (posters valued at $15,000 or less) — $150
• Unlimited WalkThru ($15,000 or more) — $100 + 0.5% FMV
Handbill and Postcard Pricing:
• Economy (handbills or postcards valued at $499 or less, with a five-card minimum) — $14
• Express (handbills or postcards valued at $500 or more) — $20