CGC recently recognized a new pedigree comic book collection named the Haight-Ashbury Pedigree. You can read the full press release here.
The quick synopsis is:
Popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s, underground comix are small-press or self-published books that often contain socially relevant content. The collection features an overwhelming majority of first printings with minimal duplication.
These comics were collected by a single individual from San Francisco starting in 1970. After obtaining his first batch of underground comics, the owner started putting aside new books every week for the next five to six years, never reading them. Although he was not a comic collector, he collected other items and knew it was important to store them carefully. From 1976 to 1981 he added a few comics and associated publications to his collection, but nothing like the early years.
I’ll add some comments about this “pedigree” in the next weekly update.