Lot #5169
Tony Glover's Music Poster Collection

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Estimate: $800+


Collection of 38 music posters from the personal archives of Tony Glover, which includes a grouping of 29 color 21.75 x 30 promotional posters for Koerner, Ray & Glover’s debut 1963 album Blues, Rags and Hollers, which mentions a meet-and-greet at “The Coffee Break, Oak & Washington Ave., (Next to Campus Theater)”; one poster features creasing and three edge tears, three others bear folds to the lower right corner, with the balance in fine condition.

Other posters include:

A color 23 x 35 Warner Brothers promotional poster for Prince from 1982.

A 1986 color 24 x 36 poster of Robert Johnson playing the guitar with bold text, “King of the Delta Blues.”

A color 23 x 31.5 Geffen Records poster for Live Through This, the second studio album by Hole.

A 17.5 x 23 double-bill poster for a Koerner, Ray & Glover ‘Thanksgiving Feast’ concert at the World Theater on November 27 [no year].

An 18.25 x 16.25 poster for a Dave Ray and Tony Glover “Do It Again” concert at the Guild of Performing Arts in Minneapolis, on May 24th “Dylan’s birthday.”

Two color 17 x 28.5 posters for a Dave ‘Snaker’ Ray “50th Birthday Jam” concert at Cabooze Bar in Minneapolis on August 22, 1993, both signed below by Ray and by the photographer, Ramon Muxter.

Two color 24.75 x 37 posters for ‘Totally Nude / How To Keep Time To Music,’ the 1986 single by post-punk band The Wallets.

Also included is a color 36 x 24 poster of photographs by Craig Blacklock of the Witch Tree, which is also called Manidoo-giizhikens, or Little Cedar Spirit Tree, on the shore of Lake Superior in Cook County, Minnesota.

In overall very good to fine condition, with creasing, small edge tears, and a missing lower left corner tip to Prince poster, dampstaining to Johnson poster, and small tears and tape remnants to Hole poster; some posters are rolled and several bear tack holes to corners. Accompanied by an Elektra Records reissue of the Blues, Rags and Hollers album, with record included.

From the Tony Glover Collection.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #611 - Ended June 24, 2021