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We are proud to present the FIRST CGC graded example of this issue to surface in our auction! This lot offers a very early Grateful Dead poster in near pristine condition. This original poster was created for an event called the Beaux Arts Ball that was held in Sacramento California in late ‘66. A very young Grateful Dead performed two sets, along with Quicksilver Messenger Service as the opening band, however there are no audio recordings or known set lists archived of the concert.

There were two different posters created for this event, this one here by artist Jack Ogden and another on brown paper by Jim Carrico. Both are scarce and valuable posters from the infancy of the band, with very low original print runs and low survival rates. We've only seen this original poster surface through our hands twice in the past 10 years, and one of them was a restored piece. This super clean specimen here is the first CGC graded of this issue to surface at public auction, and it's 100% Original with no restoration!

We believe this example is very conservatively graded. It exhibits razor sharp corners, no pinholes, nicks, cuts or tears. It seems the only reason it got a 8.0 was because of the pencil written "JN3.14" on the back lower left corner, and very light touch of toning around the edges. In April 2015, a non-CGC example in similar condition reached $759 in our auction. Simply by third-party authenticating a collectible like this, in any other market it would be worth several multiples of the previously sold examples. We firmly believe a piece like this will be no exception to those universal premiums. Don't pass up this chance to acquire one of the most sought after early Grateful Dead posters with CGC grading!

Poster – Grateful Dead, Governors Hall

Subtitle - Beaux Arts Ball

Grade – CGC 8.0

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service

Venue – Governor’s Hall

City – Sacramento, CA

Date – 12/28/66

Dimensions – 15 11/32”x 22 5/32”

Printing – (OP-1) Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Jack Ogden

Paper Type –  Thin & porous

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. "JN3.14" written in pencil on the reverse bottom edge. Two areas of discoloration on the reverse. Not totally sharp bottom right corner. 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 3.14-OP-1-Governor's Hall-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-FIRST AUCTION APPEARANCE! CGC Graded 8.0
1966–AOR 3.14-OP-1-Governor's Hall-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-FIRST AUCTION APPEARANCE! CGC Graded 8.0
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,200
Number Bids: 20
Auction closed on Thursday, January 17, 2019.
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