Psychedelic Art Exchange | Concert Poster Store — The Charlatans, Red Dog Saloon (The Seed) *Mint Condition*
The Charlatans, Red Dog Saloon (The Seed) *Mint Condition*

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The Charlatans, Red Dog Saloon (The Seed) *Mint Condition*


This piece is unquestionably one of the most important posters of all time.  This poster was created to promote the VERY FIRST psychedelic dance concerts held anywhere, by any band!! These historic performances by the Charlatans were held at the Red Dog Saloon in Virginia City, Nevada in June of 1965.

Make no mistake about it, this is the poster that started it all. Due to this poster’s extreme historical importance, it is widely referred to by collectors simply as,”The Seed”.

The poster was designed by “Charlatans’ George Hunter and Michael Ferguson and is highly coveted in any condition! Museum quality, Mint Condition examples are all but impossible to find and the few that exist reside in long term collections.

To fully appreciate just how early these dance concerts were, one must realize that they were held four full months before Ken Kesey's famous acid tests!! And a full six months before The Fillmore and Avalon Ballroooms would begin producing their legendary run of concerts and posters!

“First” issues are the most historically important and highly sought after items in any collectible’s market. These are the pieces that demand always far outstrips the tiny available supply. Adding this true museum piece to your collection is sure to bring you much satisfaction now, and is sure to be appreciated even more with each passing year!


  • Poster - The Amazing Charlatans, Red Dog Saloon
  • Sub Title - The Seed
  • Bands/Bill – The Charlatans
  •  Grade – PAE Mint
  • Venue – Red Dog Saloon
  • City – Virginia City, Nevada
  • Date – 6/1-15/1965
  • Dimensions – 10” x 13 7/8”
  • Artists – George Hunter /Michael Ferguson
  • Series/ Promoter – Red Dog Saloon
  • Grade - Mint 97
  • AOR # 2.2
  • Condition details- This poster Measures 10” x” x 13 7/8”” paper . There is a 3/8" upper left corner bump and a touch of handling in the bottom right corner. There are no nicks, cuts, pinholes, creases or restoration.


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