What's that noise...? Prince in Illinois... or maybe cha-ching if you happen to have an example of this 1982 poster advertising tickets for a concert at Metro Centre in Rockford, Illinois, on March 5, featuring The Time, Zapp and Prince. "I'd pay $1000 for one" says concert poster collector Scott Mussell adding "It's hard to find Prince material and this is really a gem I'd love to add one to my collection." Mussell is also seeking other Prince posters from the early 1980s as well- especially those printed on cardboard by Globe Posters Baltimore. "Globe produced tour blanks for several early career Prince tours, I'd love to hang one next to the 1957 Little Richard poster on my wall also produced by Globe" Mussell notes. That's high praise considering Richard's importance in the history of rock 'n roll. Prince is perhaps the most unique star of the 80s or any decade for that matter with his combination of unabashed style and unquestioned artistic integrity. Mussell is seeking concert posters in any condition- if you have an example of a poster advertising a Prince concert that occurred before 1984 contact Mussell at email@example.com or 515.707.7250 any time.
Concert poster collector and Nirvana Specialist Scott Mussell is seeking original posters, flyers and handbills from the Portland area. While the legendary grunge band is synonymous with Seattle, Portland was a key destination in the early days of the banana. “After expanding from the Tacoma area into Seattle- Portland was really the next testing ground” explains Mussell adding “The band preformed there as early as 1989, as the opening act to Mudhoney at the legendary Satiricon venue, the poster & handbill produced for this show misspell the bands name only further illustrating the unknown status they carried at the time.”
Another flyer Mussell is seeking is from a 1990 show at the Motorsports International garage. The flyer, printed in three colors on an offset press, features four gentleman in business suites suites Nirvana sharing top billing with the Melvins. The graphics here really capture the attitude of the era, it’s very snarky and I love that the Melvins are on there, they’re so great- and we’re so influential to Nirvana” says Mussell.
If you have examples of either of these flyers or any other Nirvana or related material from Portland Mussell is always looking to add to his collection. Other bands of interest include; Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Mother Love Bone, Mookie Blaylock, Wipers, Greg Sage, Pearl Jam, Melvins and more. Wether it’s a single flyer or a hoard Mussell is interested contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone anytime at 515.707.7250.
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Always buying Nirvana flyers! If you have original concert posters, flyers, handbills or other concert material contact Scott Mussell 515.707.7250 or email@example.com
Concert poster collector and Nirvana specialist Scott Mussell is seeking this poster from the bands concert with Dinosaur Jr. at The Pompadour Rock & Roll Club in Salt Lake City Utah. "Nirvana played a few dates in the summer of 1991 as the 'Special Guest' to the legendarily noise trio Dinosaur Jr. including this show in Salt Lake City" Mussell says. The venue produced a sleek two color poster featuring the iconic cover of Bleach along with the Joseph Szabo photograph used on the cover of Green Mind. "That cover of Bleach is iconic and I'm always drawn to poster that feature it" Mussell notes adding "I'm seeking an example for my collection and would be excited for an opportunity to buy one of these." If you have an example of this poster you would consider parting with don't hesitate to contact Mussell anytime at 515-707-7250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Always buying pre-1992 Nirvana concert posters, flyers, handbills and other concert pieces. Contact Scott Mussell anytime at 515.707.7250 or email@example.com
In addition to this Salt Lake City poster Mussell is always buying pre 1992 Nirvana concert posters, flyers, handbills and other concert pieces. "I just love this kind of ephemera, I think it's such important cultural history I'm being aggressive about preserving it." If you have Nirvana concert material don't hesitate to contact Mussell at 515.707.7250 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Concert poster collector Scott Mussell is seeking original concert posters advertising ticket sales for Prince concerts before 1985. Many of these posters were printed on cardboard by the legendary Globe Poster Co. in Baltimore, MD. "It's sort of the end of Globe's heyday but they were still hanging on and produced some of the coolest Prince material from early in his career" says Mussell. The tours associated with the Princes third albums "Dirty Mind," "Controversy" and "1999" featured boxing style posters advertising gigs. "In addition to the boxing style posters I've seen a great locally made poster from a North Caorlina gig and I would expect that other venues produced posters that have yet to be discovered" Mussell said. If you have an original advertising poster promoting a Prince concert that occurred before 1985 contact Mussell at 515.707.7250 or email@example.com.
Cash for posters- these and other original pre-1985 posters advertising Prince concerts. Contact Scott Mussell anytime at 515.707.7250 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Concert poster collector and NIrvana specialist, Scott Mussell is seeking this Flyer or handbill advertising the bands performance at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. "This show was less than a month after Nevermind was released. The album was only at the beginning of it's meteoric rise that would peak in Jan of 1992, knocking the 'king of pop', Michael Jackson, from the top of the charts" Mussell states. The show previewed the hysteria to come selling out in just a few days besting a longtime sales record at the time. Additionally this night marks the delivery of the bands first tour bus a luxury that was previously unaffordable.
In addition to the 1991 show Mussell is also seeking the flyer and handbill from the bands appearance at Lawrence, KS rock club "The Outhouse" in 1989 opening for "24/7 Spyz" while promoting their first album "Bleach."
Mussell is offering a cash reward for an example of these flyer/handbill for his collection. "I don't know the size of this piece, my guess is it's an 8.5x11" flyer" Mussell said adding "I'm especially interested in a provenanced example." If you have an original example of any pre-1992original poster, flyer or handbill printed before the show to advertise ticket sales for a Nirvana concert contact Mussell at 515.707.7250 or by emails at email@example.com
Concert poster collector Scott Mussell is seeking this poster featuring one of his favorite bands the Pixies at a Midwest gig in Ann Arbor, MI. On June 9, 1988 during the bands Spring tour in support of their album Surfer Roasa released earlier that year. The band played Rick’s American Café, a legendary Ann Arbor establishment. “There aren’t a lot of poster produced to advertise shows from this or any early Pixies concerts so it’s exciting that Rick’s made this killer poster” said Mussell. Rick’s is a long established bar serving a mix of locals and college students studying at the University of Michigan. They had the foresight to produce an advertising flyer for the show and used a Simon Larbalestier photo used to promote the bands recently released and first full-length record Surfer Rosa.
Mussell doesn’t know a lot about the poster other than it exists, even details like the size are a mystery to him. “I don’t know how big it is- from the photos I have seen I would guess it’s 11x14” but it could be more of a flier in the 8.5x11” range and probably printed on thin paper” Mussell surmised adding “My offer assumes an 11x14” size.” Despite his lack of information Mussell is offering an aggressive $200 for an example of this poster. “I’d like to preserve one and am willing to pay $200 for that privilege. I just feel that the Pixies are an important band in the history of rock ‘n roll- they had a huge influence on grunge, especially Nirvana. Their output affected so much of the guitar driven alt-rock. I’d compare them to the Velvet Underground in a way- I just can’t say enough about their importance historically” Mussell stated. While not achieving huge commercial success during the height of their artistic output the Pixies have always had a cult following going back to the early years after their formation in Boston, MA. “If the Pixies had come around a little later Boston and not Seattle might have been the epicenter of alt-rock in the 90s” Mussell stated adding “I’ve been collecting concert posters of the 80s and 90s off and on since I was in high school and this is a piece that’s always eluded me- I’d put near the top of my Pixies want list.”
If you have an example of this poster Mussell is offering $200 on condition. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 515.707.7250 anytime.
Concert poster collector and Nirvana specialist Scott Mussell is searching for handbills, flyers and posters from some of the bands earliest concerts at the short lived Community World Theater in Tacomoa, WA. “The place is a dry cleaners now but in the last 80’s for about a year it was the epicenter of grunge rocks most notorious act Nirvana” Mussell says. Of course at the time they were little known outside of the quite local community. Many of the shows were in the days before the band adopted the name Nirvana and include and a flyer that Mussell would consider the Holy Grail from the first show the band preformed as Nirvana. “Saturday March 19, 1988 that’s the first time they play as Nirvana and Kurt drew the flyer- it’s the piece highest on my want list” states Mussell. The piece comes with a little baggage as several questionable and outright reproductions making a confirmed original with provenance important to Mussell. “I’m putting my money where my mouth is for the right provenance on this piece and will pay a premium beyond my $2000 standing offer in any condition” Mussell notes.
Many of the flyers pre-date the bands name change to Nirvana including Skid Row, Pen Cap Chew and Bliss. “The bands deepest roots are really in Tacoma- Seattle gets a lot of the credit but the reality is that it all really starts in Tacoma- that’s where they literally became Nirvana.” Mussell says. Mussell. Before they were officially called Nirvana the band played shows under the names Skid Row, Pen Cap Chew, Ted Ed Fred and Bliss. Mussell is seeking any Nirvana material from this era as well as other flyers from the short lived venue. “There were other notable acts that came through including Fugazi, The Vandals, The Accussed, DOA, White Zombie and more. “A lot of gritty Thrash and hardcore punk bands play the Community World Theater and in addition to cultivating Nirvana the Melvins also played some early shows at the much vaunted venue” Mussell notes.
Mussell is actively seeking posters, flyers and other material related to the club and is especially emphasizing concert items related to Nirvana’s appearances. He is offering $2000 or more on condition for the flyer advertising the March 19, 1988 show in any condition. In addition to concert advertising pieces Mussell is seeking early set lists and other artifacts produced by Nirvana during their earliest period before signing with SubPop. Mussell also collects artifacts from the Bleach era and posters made before 1992. If you have Nirvana material in these fields contact him anytime at 515.707.7250 or email@example.com. He is a cash buyer and is willing to travel to inspect the right hoard or individual flyer.
Concert poster collector Scott Mussell is searching for this early Pixies poster used to advertise six of the bands gigs between 11/29 and 12/31. The poster is a famed bit of band history produced in the early years and used at only a handful of gigs in Boston. “Apparently at the time it was a little sensational. Guitarist Joey Santiagio once commented that people were tearing them down and keeping them, I hope that is true because I’d love to get my hands on one!” Mussell says. The posters are know to have been used at these Boston, MA area concerts: 11/29/86 at the Bat Cave in Roxbury; 12/04/86 at Jake’s in Cambridge; 12/13/86 at The Rathskeller (The Rat) in Boston, MA; 12/20/86 again at the Bat Cave in Roxbury and 12/31/86 at Green Street Station in Jamaica Plain.
Mussell is a collector of concert posters with an emphasis on Nirvana and their influences. “The Pixies are really a major- major influence, not only for Kurt Cobain, but for all rock music that comes after them.” Mussell notes. Since they’re breakthrough the Pixies have had a deep cult following. “They played Cochella on their reunion tour a few years ago and Radiohead refused to play after them on the bill- insisting that the Pixies perform as the headliner.” Mussell recalled. Mussell is offering a reward of $200 for an example of this Pixies poster and may pay more depending on condition. “The Pixies are probably my favorite band. They’re music has certainly had the most impact, besides perhaps the Velvet Underground, on so many of the great rock acts that followed. I just really want to preserve a little part of that history.” If you have an example of this poster please contact Mussell at 515.707.7250 anytime or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert poster collector and Nirvana specialist Scott Mussell is announcing his search for this rare early career Nirvana poster. “It’s from their first international tour after the album Bleach had come out in 1989.” Mussell says adding “I love the graphic of the smiling baby- I envision it as a big poster but even if it’s a smaller size it’s fantastic!” The poster advertises a November 25, 1989 show the band played while on tour with fellow grunge rockers and label mates Tad. The show took place at the legendary Fri-Son in Fribourg, Switzerland and is not without some controversy. The clubs official stance is that Kurt did not play this show. But former Nirvana drummer Chad Channing who was on stage that night insists that Kurt went on despite a rumored illness. Whatever the truth of the matter Mussell finds the poster to be among the most charming of the 89 tour. “I’d love to add an example to my collection and would pay $500- on condition- for the right to preserve it.” Mussell said. If you have an example in any condition you can contact Mussell by email at email@example.com, by text message anytime at 1.515.707.7250 or through his website www.MussellAmericana.com. Mussell is also seeking, with appropriate provenance, ANY pre-1993 Nirvana poster/ticket/flyer or other related ephemera. Cash offers paid within 24 hours.
Concert poster collector Scott Mussell is seeking an example of this White Stripes concert poster produced for the Dec. 9, 2000 show at The Casbah in San Diego, CA. "I just love the looks of this, I think it really speaks to the aesthetics of the band and is truly an outstanding artifact" Mussell says adding "It's a smaller piece but just fascinating to me- I've been trying to track down the artist for a while, he sold an example on eBay several years ago that I missed- if you're out their reading this give me a call!" The Casbah has a capacity around 200 people and around 60 of these posters were screened onto chip board by artist Doug Barker. Mussell is offering a cash reward of $200 for an example. If you have one contact him at 515.707.7250 anytime or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert poster collector Scott Mussell of www.mussellamericana.com is seeking posters, fliers and other material related to the 1991 Nirvana concerts at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA and the Masquerade in Atlanta, GA. The legendary shows occurred at the nexis of the bands meteoric rise in early October. If you have material related to these shows contact him directly at 515.707.7250 anytime or by email at email@example.com.
“The Athens, GA show got really reckless. Kurt pulled a projector screen out of the wall and attendees stormed the stage” Mussell says adding “The band smashed all of it’s gear and left it in a pile on the stage, clearly no fucks were given.” Appropriately so at a clubs that was instrumental in punk and new wave’s evolution. “I’ve never seen a poster for this show but it seems likely that something was made given the venues grass roots efforts and DIY mantra” Mussell said. If you have ephemera related to this show Mussell is seeking it and is willing to make a generous offer upon inspection. Contact him at 515.707.7250 anytime or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the show in Atlanta was less noteworthy the ephemera is with the highlight being a poster featuring a large image of the band at center. “It’s on yellow paper and has all the hallmarks- venue at top, ticket info at bottom and the large image of the band it’s a real winner!” Mussell explains. He is seeking an example for his collection and is willing to make a generous offer upon inspection. “It’s on my want list for sure” Mussell adds noting “It’s important to preserve this kind of pop culture history.” If you have an example of this poster or other material related to the Atlanta or Athens shows contact him at 515.707.7250 anytime or by email at email@example.com. Mussell also collects items related to the civil rights movment and American political campaigns visit hiswebsite at www.mussellamericana.com for more information.
Civil Rights Collector Scott Mussell is searching for Student NonViolent Coordinating Committee posters. SNCC was formed in 1960 when veteranSCLC activist Ella Baker invited student participants in the 1960 North Carolina sit-ins to a meeting encouraging them to form a youth wing of SCLS. The students wished to remain independent from Martin Luther King Jr's SCLC but during the early years the two groups worked fairly closely on sit-ins, voting rights, desegregation and so on. Some of the posters Mussell is seeking are c.1962 as they show zone numbers rather than zip codes on the SNCC's address. "Each poster in this series features an image by famed photographer Danny Lyon" Mussell states. Lyon is a noted documentarian of the Civil Rights movement producing many of the iconic images associated with SNCC. "There are at least five posters in the series the ones pictured here are what I'm most interested in obtaining for my collection especially 'Now' and 'One Man One Vote'" Mussell says adding "I'll pay upwards of $750 based on the condition of the poster but want to stress that I'm a buyer in any condition."
SNCC is among the most important Civil Rights groups in the early 1960's and featured some of the most important leaders of the movement including John Lewis, Bob Moses, Stokley Carmichael and others. "Besides these posters I'm always looking to add buttons, fliers, booklets, and more related to SNCC and the Civil Rights movement to my collection" Mussell notes adding "Historical preservation of these items is my biggest goal. These are relics of our countries 'original sin' and it's vital that this material be preserved and archived for future generations both by museums and collectors like myself." Mussell will be traveling through North Carolina and Atlanta during a swing through the South. If you have single items or hoards of material in his fields don't hesitate to contact him at 515.707.7250 anytime or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert poster collector Scott Mussell is seeking these two striking Jimi Hendrix posters from 1968. The first is from a concert at the Merryweather Pavilion in Columbia, MD and the second advertises a pair of show at Atlanta's Municipal Auditorium. "Hendrix had to travel from Columbia to Atlanta after the show and the group had to be ready to play Atlanta by 3pm!" Mussell says expounding "They had maybe an hour and a half of rest after the flight before they had to be on stage for the gig. It must have been exhausting." While the performances on these nights aren't legendary but posters are. "I struggle with which one I like more, they're both so outstanding" Mussell notes adding "I'm a buyer at upwards of $3000 on condition and am interested in examples in any condition." Both were printed on thick cardboard about 22x28" and were designed by Dail W. Beeghly a famed East coast poster artist. "They're at the top of my want list for Hendrix I'm just not sure it gets much better than these two!" Mussell states. If you have examples of these posters in any condition contact Mussell at 515.707.7250 anytime or by email at email@example.com.
Scott Mussell, Nirvana poster collector, is offering $1000 for an example of this poster from the October 11, 1990 Nirvana concert at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia, WA. "The North Shore Surf Club show was one of the most important in band history as it featured a new drummer, Dave Grohl" Mussell says. The show was a last minute event as the band decided that their new drummer could use a live test before heading off for a tour in the United Kingdom. "I've seen only one example surface over the years and it's very high on my want list, I'm seeking it in any condition" Mussell states. Mussell is an active buyer of rock 'n roll concert posters with a special emphasis on Nirvana material. If you have this poster or other Nirvana material contact him at 515.707.7250 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert poster collector and York, PA resident Scott Mussell is seeking this rare flier from the Sonic Temple outside of Pittsburg, PA. The show took place in Wilkinsburg, a suburb of Pittsburg at the Sonic Temple on July 9, 1989. "I'm always looking for posters from Pennsylvania, and as a Nirvana specialist this is very high on my want list- I'd pay $250- on condition- for an example of this flier." Mussell said. The flier has a great set of graphics highlighted by a series of classic 1950's rock silhouettes near the bottom. "The text also adds a little something reading "Seattle's Sensational Nirvana" Mussell states adding "It's my goal to preserve a section of rock history and this poster is a cruicial piece of the puzzle I'm very eager to obtain an example for my collection." If you have this poster or other examples of Nirvana concert posters and fliers contact Mussell at 515.707.7250 or by email at email@example.com.
Rock concert poster collector and Nirvana specialist Scott Mussell is seeking this rare poster or flier from a 1990 Columbus, OH show at Staches. The flier features a classic image of the band as the dominant graphic and additional text at top "Nirvana Wild Hair Swinging Neanderthals" and was produced on purple paper. "This is one has a few things that get me- I love the text and the large image of the band those two factors and the art really push this near the top of my want list" says Mussell. He's offering $250, on condition, for an example for his collection. If you have one or any other Nirvana concert fliers or posters contact him at 515.707.7250 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nirvana poster collector Soctt Mussell is offering a cash reward of $500 for an original first printing of this rare c.1990 Nirvana concert poster. Known as a 'tour blank' because of the clear space at the bottom that was intended for a promoter to write in the venue location by hand. "These were used in the early days before they left the SubPop label" Mussell says adding "I'm very motivated to obtain one wether it's blank or has the added venue information, I'm a buyer in any condition." The poster was used on the Bleach tour and examples are know from New York City, Ann Arbor, MI and Hollywood, CA. "They must have been distributed to areas where there was not only going to be a concert but a known base of fan support" Mussell notes adding "I think it's one of the top graphics produced for the band and represents a key stepping stone in the timeline of their development." Mussell is a collector of rock 'n roll concert posters with a special emphasis on items spanning Nirvanas career. "I think of this as historical preservation. It's important to preserve these early artifacts and I'm offering $500- on condition- to be the person who does that." Contact Mussell at 515.707.7250 or by email at email@example.com if you have an example of this poster or other Nirvana material.
Rock concert poster collector Scott Mussell is seeking this Nirvana poster advertising two gigs in Honolulu, HI at the legendary venue Pink's Garage. These shows occurred near the epicenter of the bands pop culture explosion at the end of a nearly month long tour with previous dates in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. "The grueling tour schedule combined with the bands meteoric rise had frontman Kurt Cobain worn out by the time the band made it to Hawaii" Mussell said. Two days after the final show Cobain would marry Courtney Love on a Hawaiian beach whilst wearing his pajamas. "I'm not 100% sure of the dimensions even- I've never seen one in person" Mussell states adding "I'm motivated to find one. If someone has one they'd part with they should contact me with details- I'm a very interested buyer."
Pink's Garage attracted many top acts from the era. In addition to the Nirvana poster Mussell is seeking other concert posters from the noted venue and the annual rock festival 'The Big Mele'. If you have material you would consider selling contact him at 515.707.7250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Democratic National Convention is not the only assemblage of politically minded individuals that will be gathering in Pennsylvania this year. The American Political Items Collectors (APIC) have selected the Keystone State’s capital city of Harrisburg for their 2016 national convention. The July 6-10 event will be headquartered at the Harrisburg Hilton, near many historical sites.
Attendees from among the club’s 1,600 members will have an event-packed agenda available to them, including buying and selling at a 200-table bourse and visiting numerous local points of interest, from Gettysburg Battlefield to the home of James Buchanan Jr., the fifteenth President of the United States. The focus throughout will be on Pennsylvania’s rich political history, and an all-out effort will be made to engage the public and showcase the fascinating hobby of political memorabilia collecting.
“On Saturday and Sunday, July 9th and 10th, we’ll do something we’ve never done before, and that’s open our doors to the public, free of charge. Even the parking will be free,” said convention co-chair Ted Hake, who founded the York, Pa., auction house Hake’s Americana, the event’s Keystone-Level sponsor. “We want to make this an educational experience for all ages. Guests can browse the sellers’ tables and view a wealth of rare political memorabilia spanning a 200-year timeline, with values from $5 to $50,000. There will also be every imaginable type of vintage pop culture collectible for sale, from comic character, sports and rock music to advertising and World War Two relics.” To encourage youngsters to attend, every visitor under 16 will receive a free bag of political campaign buttons plus a special button created expressly for the event.
APIC is one of America’s most respected collector clubs, with a history that goes back to 1945. Its current membership includes three US Presidents, many politicians and campaign staffers; broadcast journalists, and collectors from a broad spectrum of professions.
“Because this is an election year and the world will be watching Pennsylvania during the month of July, we expect the excitement level to be off the charts at our national convention,” said Hake. “Don’t be surprised if you see a very convincing ‘General Douglas MacArthur’ walking around the convention floor on Saturday. We’ve arranged for some incredible impersonators to attend the convention, the ‘general’ being one of them. We also have ‘Dean Martin’ and ‘Frank Sinatra’ lined up to entertain at the members banquet. Electing a new president may be a serious endeavor, but there’s nothing serious about the tone of our conventions. They’re all about camaraderie and a common interest in history and collecting.”
The APIC welcomes new members. For an annual basic membership charge of $38 ($15 under 12), new enrollees can opt to take part in the club’s member-only convention activities, including a banquet, trivia competition, early buying, and field trips (some fees apply).
For additional information, visit www.apic.us or call Ted Hake, 717-434-1630 or Scott Mussell 717-434-1628.
Collector Scott Mussell is sekking Jimi Hendrix concert posters especially from Philadelphia, PA. His top wants include those from the Electric Factory, Philadelphia Spectrum and Temple Stadium. Contact him at email@example.com or 515.707.7250 anytime.Read More