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Wex Rex Presents Jimi Hendrix Concert Posters in Pop Culture Auction Oct. 26

Approx 700 lots of Rock N Roll and Hollywood Memorabilia will be sold at auction. Highlights include a collection of Jimi Hendrix Concert posters discovered and brought to market by Wex Rex Collectibles' Gary Sohmers.

Oceanside, NY, October 17, 2008 --( Approx 700 lots of Rock N Roll and Hollywood Memorabilia will be sold at auction. Highlights include a collection of Jimi Hendrix Concert posters including a Jimi Hendrix Experience Cardboard Concert Poster for shows in Houston TX in 1969 that also features concert dates for The Monkees. Jimi had been the short-lived opening act on a 1967 Monkees tour which he had been removed from because of his stage show which included what was considered lewd acts by straight and uptight moms and dads. This concert poster is the only one known to exist and pictures the Experience. Also included on the poster are two other acts, Rod McKuen and Glen Campbell.

Other Jimi Hendrix items include the ultra rare, and extremely psychedelic, large concert poster for a 1968 performance by The Experience in Philadelphia at the Electric Factory. Also included are concert posters for Isle of Wight in England in 1969 that also features The Who and The Doors among others, and the iconic image Fillmore West BG 105 by Rick Griffin. The handbills include the Fillmore East BG 140 by Rock Griffin with concert info on back, the 1968 New Orleans concert and a Winterland concert program. Topping it off will be a Fender guitar promotional standee from 1968.

Hendrix items include:

Isle of Wight Concert Poster, Aug. 26-28, 1970, UK, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, etc, art by Dave Rowe, 19 7/8" x 30," near mint condition

1970 Handwritten Ad copy for Hendrix & The Who by William Easley of Concerts West for Concert Radio Spots, (2) pages for each, Hendrix Concert at "Coliseum," The Who concert at the Offheinz Pavillion, with noteof authentication from Bill, from the collection of Concerts West Promoter, William Easley

"Jimi Hendrix Plays Fender" Standee Poster Music Store Display, easel back, cardboard, 14" x 22," browning from sun, otherwise excellent condition, 1968, excellent black and white photo of Jimi with Stratocaster on stage, very rare item

1969 Houston Texas Cardboard Concert Poster, "KILT & Concert West Present" Jimi Hendrix Experience, April 19, Sam Houston Coliseum, picture of Jimi Hendrix Experience; Rod McKuen, May 1, Houston Music Hall, with picture; Monkees, May 4, Sam Houston Coliseum, no picture; Glen Campbell, June 21, Sam Houston Coliseum, with picture; 14" x 22," edge wear, minor upper right corner has a few heavy creases, very minor browning from age, overall excellent condition, only one they've ever seen, from the collection of Concerts West Promoter, William Easley

Jimi Hendrix Experience New Orleans Concert Handbill, City Park Stadium, Aug. 1, 1968, 8.5" x 11," near mint condition, from the collection of Concerts West Promoter, William Easley

Jimi Hendrix, John Mayall, Albert King, Fillmore West, Feb 1 & 4, Winterland Feb 2 & 3, Bill Graham, BG 105, Concert Poster, 2nd Printing, mounted on foam core with a single piece of 2 sided tape, can be professionally removed, otherwise near mint condition

(10) Jimi Hendrix Laser Disc Collection - 1) Electric Ladyland, Image Ent., 1997, still sealed; 2) Alive on Live, Sohbi, Japan, still sealed; 3) Superlive, Bandai, 1990, Japan; 4) Isle of Wight, CBS Sony, Japan, sealed; 5) Rainbow Bridge, Image Ent. Rhino, 1987, sealed; 6) Atlanta Pop Festival, BMG Video, 1992, sealed; 7) Jimi Plays Berkeley, Vestron, 1984, sealed; 8) Woodstock, MCA, 1994, saled; 9) Woodstock, Japan, 1992, sealed; 10) Live at Monterey, Image Ent., 1989, sealed;

October 1970 Winterland Concert Program, 16 pages, 6" x 9," featuring Jimi Hendrix on back cover, creases, some tack holes, water damage, also includes bios and pictures of Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Ike & Tina Turner, Spirit, Dave Mason & Mama Cass Elliott, Hot Tuna, NRPS, Quicksilver, Bert Sommer, Southwind, Bread, John Fahey, Joy of Cooking, overall fair condition,

Jimi Hendrix Experience, Buddy Miles Express, Dino Valenti, Oct. 10-12, 1968, Winterland, San Francisco, Bill Graham, BG140, Concert Handbill, art by Rick Griffin, reverse has "Sounds of the City - Auditions, Jams, Guest Performers," Oct. schedule includes, Canned Heat, Gordon Lightfoot, Cold Blood, Oct 3-5; Hendrix. Miles. Valenti, Oc. 10-12; Buck Owens & His Buckaroos Oct 11-12; Iron BUtterfly, Sir Dougla Quintet, SeaTrain, Oct 17-19; Jefferson Airplane, Ballet Afro-Haiti, A.B. Skhy; KSAN, "Market and Van Ness;" near mint condition, 4 5/8" x 7,"

Jimi Hendrix Concert Poster, Electric Factory, Feb 21-22, 1968, 23" x 34.75," minor tears, creases from folding, edge wear, extremely Rare, overall excellent condition

Also included in the Rock and Roll section of the auction will be The Beatles Mono “Yesterday and Today” 1st State “Butcher” Cover, a Leather Motorcycle Jacket signed by the Ramones, a guitar signed by Duane Allman and Eric Clapton during the Derek and the Dominoes era, a “Blackie” Stratocaster Guitar Signed by Eric Clapton in 1994, Grateful Dead Stanley Mouse Artwork, 1967 Program signed by Pete Townshend of The Who and Eric Clapton of Cream, 1968, large lots of promotional “Swag,” a signed Rolling Stones Picture and a Buddy Holly concert program.

From the world of Hollywood there will be the Three Stooges Original Costumes, Movie Props from “Back to the Future,” “Die Hard,” and a “Ghost Busters” Ecto 1 License Plate. Celebrity Personal items including Joan Crawford Jewelry, Jean Harlow Smoking Set, Costumes from the Movie Zulu. A fantastic Archive of Hollywood Photos to be sold in lots.

This sale will also feature material from the collection of Disney Imagineer Ralph Kent, including many lots of Original Disney Artwork with drawings, stat sheets, productions cels and more. There will also be a large offering of Disney memorabilia including collectible figurines, dolls, games, magazines, books and other general material.

Any auction weekend at Phil Weiss Auctions would not be complete without offering Two Original Charles Schulz Dailies.

The auction will be at the auction gallery at 1 Neil Court in Oceanside, Long Island, New York Bidding is accepted in person in the audience, on the phone, on ebaylive and

Go to the website and click on Upcoming Events for information about this auction.

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Gary Sohmers

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