The CGC Graded Concert Poster Extravaganza! (Auction #105)
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/5/2019

This lot will be accompanied by a Letter of Provenance, attesting to the fact that it resided in the historic Early '66 Time Capsule Collection, one of the most exciting and important concert poster discoveries of the past 20 years. 

 

Vintage Grateful Dead at its finest, and the FIRST CGC Graded example of this issue we've ever auctioned! The poster for this early Avalon Ballroom show was presented by the Straight Theater as a benefit concert, called "A Reading and Dance Concert" along with The Wildflower, Michael McClure and the Outfit.

 

This was the FIRST TIME the Grateful Dead performed at the Avalon Ballroom. The time-line puts this concert in between FD-8 and FD-9 in the numbered series. The FD-10 poster is the first Family Dog advertisement for the band at this historic venue, but THIS POSTER is the Dead's first Avalon SHOW!

 

The Light Show was by Reggie Williams from the Straight Theater. Audio recordings of the two sets the Dead performed on May 19th at the Avalon have been fan favorites for decades, which included a magnificent version of “Cream Puff War” and the early Warlocks original acid-rock song “Mindbender”. Want to question the desirability of this lot? Early benefit at Avalon Ballroom... with THE GRATEFUL DEAD, Nuff said!!! This rare specimen is 100% Original with no restoration! 

 

Poster – Grateful Dead, Avalon Ballroom

Grade – CGC 6.5

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead, Wildflower, Michael McClure, Outfit

Venue – Avalon Ballroom

City – San Francisco, CA

Date – 5/19/66

Dimensions – 14" x 20"

Printing – OP-1, Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Series/Promoter – Straight Theatre

Artist – Jacob

Condition Details – 100% Original with no restoration. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo, to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180, 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.

 

*****This poster is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****

 

*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1966–AOR 2.16-OP-1-Avalon Ballroom-Straight Theater Benefit-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-TIME CAPSULE! FIRST DEAD AVALON SHOW! CGC Graded 6.5
1966–AOR 2.16-OP-1-Avalon Ballroom-Straight Theater Benefit-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-TIME CAPSULE! FIRST DEAD AVALON SHOW! CGC Graded 6.5
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $660
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Auction closed on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
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