10th September 2015 Psychedelic Posters & Popular Culture 6pm BST 10am PST

Ted Owen & Co are pleased to present an auction of Psychedelic Posters & Popular Culture. This rare collection comes from Jim Maguire who has spent the last 40+ years acquiring the worlds most collectable and rarest posters from the 1960’s & 70’s. The likes of Bill Graham, Family Dog, Fillmore Auditorium and Avalon Ballroom are all present. The sale also includes rare memorabilia including Jimi Hendrix handwritten lyrics to ‘Crosstown Traffic’ & Mitch Mitchell’s 1960’s Drum Kit. We are also selling a Guitar and Amplifier used by Elvis when stationed in Germany. Memorabilia from Kurt Cobain, The Velvet Underground and a Blues Legends signed guitar that includes BB king, Etta James, Honey Boy Edwards to name but a few. You’ll also find rare original screenprints from Henry Miller, Ralph Steadman and many more…The online only auction is on the 10th September 2015 6pm BST

 

About Jim Maguire-

I first become fascinated with rock poster art back in the early ­ seventies, whilst working for Time Out magazine, OZ magazine and that fab music compendium Zig Zag.

Whilst on holiday from the music monthly, I found myself at a party in San Francisco being hosted by a toothless Wavy Gravy, who introduced me to Bill Graham. Bill was a great fan of Zig Zag’s (the magazine not the rolling papers). When I mentioned I loved the Fillmore poster artwork, he invited me over to visit his Winterland Productions office to view all the posters housed in the warehouse. I was like a kid in a candy store and couldn’t stop myself spending like there was no tomorrow!

Around the same time I was introduced to another SF character called Ben Friedman who owned a head shop come poster emporium on Columbus. Visiting his shop to browse & purchase posters from Chet Helms Family Dog, Ben commandeered me to look after the shop whilst he went missing. I couldn’t believe in his total faith & trust in this limey he had only just met. What is available within this site are what’s left of those posters, kept in a dry safe storage room in the basement of the flat I owned for some forty years;

Apart from the limited Avalon Ballroom and Fillmore Auditorium posters, I also own various miscellaneous posters by artist or bands that caught my eye over the interim years.

Jim Maguire

 

 

Autographs, Rock 'N' Roll & Popular Culture, April 1st 2015 6pm (GMT) 10am (PST)

Ted Owen & Co are pleased to present a diverse eclectic range of collectables & rarities.

Headling is the historic Beatles 1962 Hamburg Star-Club original master recording tapes, containing the complete collection of masters and stereo album mixes that became the top selling 'Gold' awarded LP 'Live At The Star Club'.

These are followed by Jimi Hendrix's owned and played 1964 Fender Stratocaster that is being sold by his brother Leon Hendrix. 

This is supported by an array of Beatles and Rock N Roll memorabilia from original acetates and autographs to a beautiful handwritten poem/prayer from Elvis Presley.

The sale includes historic and political documents from Wellington and Napoleon, Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King , Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, George III and many more.

Also included are several vintage posters, rare art prints and photographs

We are also have a number of rare sporting memorabilia from Tiger Woods, Michael Schumacher, Muhammed Ali and other sporting legends.

Auction begins 10am PST, 6pm GMT April 1st 2015, please join us....

 

August 7th 2014- Nick Drake 1960's Master to be auctioned 

40 years after the passing of one of England's finest songwriters an original pristine late sixties Master Tape of un-heard recordings; signed by the artist Nick Drake himself will fall under the hammer by Ted Owen & Co of London later this year. 

 

The tape was bequeathed to fellow Island recording artist Beverley Martyn by the late artist; who was good friends with Martyn and her husband John, and would often babysit for their children when they all lived in north London. The recordings consist of solo performances of songs that would later form the classic first album release, "Five Leaves Left". 

1. Mayfair

2. Time Has Told Me

3. Man In a Shed

4. Fruit Tree

5. Saturday Sun

6. Cello Song

These studio recordings are remarkable as they present the artist in a new light, once described by Robert Kirby as seeming to have become "the patron saint of the chronically depressed". The unique tape showcases Nick performing his new work with pride and enthusiasm in the clearest audio fidelity. They present the material in the same unadorned manner as his 1972 "Pink Moon" but the guitar playing is stronger, more baroque with the voice smoother and more resonant than the highly produced released versions.    

Speaking of the forthcoming auction sale Ms Martyn comments: "When Ted valued the tape for me I was astonished that Nick's work is so highly sought by collectors worldwide and that this tape is a testament to his importance as a musical pioneer beyond his few short but productive years. It is important that such an artefact finds a new home and I can pass on the care of the item that I have treasured for so many years."  

 

These studio recordings are remarkable as they present the artist in a new light

 

 
 

40 years after the passing of one of England's finest songwriters an original pristine late sixties Master Tape of un-heard recordings, signed by the artist Nick Drake himself, will fall under the hammer by Ted Owen & Co London on August 7th 2014. Full announcement and details coming soon