Item #1639 A Collection of 62 Family Dog Psychedelic Postcards (1960s). Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, Chet et. al Helms.
A Collection of 62 Family Dog Psychedelic Postcards (1960s)
A Collection of 62 Family Dog Psychedelic Postcards (1960s)
A Collection of 62 Family Dog Psychedelic Postcards (1960s)
A Collection of 62 Family Dog Psychedelic Postcards (1960s)
A Collection of 62 Family Dog Psychedelic Postcards (1960s)
A Collection of 62 Family Dog Psychedelic Postcards (1960s)
A Collection of 62 Family Dog Psychedelic Postcards (1960s)

A Collection of 62 Family Dog Psychedelic Postcards (1960s)

A collection of 62 original concert postcards produced by Family Dog Productions during the heyday of the Bay Area psychedelic music scene.

Family Dog Productions began producing concerts in the mid-1960s at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco alongside a young Bill Graham. Chet Helms hired a group of young artists to design the graphics for their posters and handbills who became know as The Big 5 of psychedelic art: Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse (aka Mouse Studios) and Wes Willson. All are represented in this collection as well as work by Paul Zavorskas, Bill Henry, Jack Hatfield, Dennis Nolan, Bob Schnepf, Robert Fried, Tom Glass, Greg Irons, and others.

Family Dog also promoted concert at SF's Avalon Ballroom, and The Family Dog in Denver (1601 West Evans Street), the outpost that presented many psychedelic bands during the short period it was open in 1967-1968. Chet Helms was the manager of Big Brother and the Holding Company, which famously added Janis Joplin as its singer for a period.

Bands featured include The Doors, Buffalo Springfield, Canned Heat, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe and the Fish, Taj Mahal. Captain Beefheart, Van Morrison, and the Velvet Underground, among many others.

Most cards are 5" x 7". Seven cards are sized 4.75" x 6.5" (those printed in black and white, all others are full color). Of the collection, 53 cards include the psychedelic Family Dog "Place Stamp Here" logo/illustration on the back in different colors (see image); 3 cards have the plain box with "Place Stamp Here," 3 have the bulk rate permit box (later printings), and 3 backs are blank.

Many of these cards retail between $30 to $80 individually, so the pricing for this set is very competitive. From a collection of psychedelic material and concert handbills collected by a music industry veteran and record producer and which have been in storage for years. Choose Priority Mail shipping at checkout (not available for media mail shipping). Item #1639.

Condition: Near Fine/mint to almost all cards; a very few with faint edgewear.

Concert Postcards
Family Dog Productions
Most cards 5" x 7"
62 postcards
Offset printed
San Francisco, CA & Denver, CO: 1967-1968

Price: $1,350.00