February CGC Sale 2019
Search By:
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/14/2019

The FD-26 is one of the undeniable stars of the 1960’s concert materials genre, and its place in history is well known. This classic Mouse/Kelley design has survived the test of time and is easily one of the most recognized images in all of Rock. Posters in this shape are worth tens of thousands. We at PAE set an all time record by selling the FINEST Known Example of the original poster for an amazing high water mark of $50,600 last year in our auction! Read this article to learn more about that historic event!

This FD-26 HANDBILL offers you the opportunity to own the same famous art for far less, and yet is extremely collectible in its own rite. This example here is an ORIGINAL pre-concert First Printing! We sold a similar specimen, also graded 9.4, for $4600 in September, 2018.  In September 2018, a non-CGC graded example described as "Near Mint" reached $7750 in another public auction. A staggering high water mark for unsigned Avalon material, we forsee this museum quality 9.4 example to enjoy spirited bidding from collectors craving to own this High Grade piece of history!

Handbill – Skeleton & Roses

Grade – CGC 9.4

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead, Oxford Circle

Venue – Avalon Ballroom

City – San Francisco, CA

Date – 9/16-17/1966

Dimensions – 8 33/64” x 11”

Printing – Original Pre-Concert First Printing Handbill, OHB-A

Artist – Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley

Series/Promoter – Family Dog

Paper Type – Vellum

Condition Details - Museum Quality with no visible flaws of any kind. No nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 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 Handbill 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–FD-26-OHB-A-Avalon Ballroom-Grateful Dead Concert Handbill-FAMOUS & ICONIC! CGC Graded 9.4
1966–FD-26-OHB-A-Avalon Ballroom-Grateful Dead Concert Handbill-FAMOUS & ICONIC! CGC Graded 9.4
Click above for larger image.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,520
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Thursday, February 14, 2019.
Email A Friend
Ask a Question
Have One To Sell

Auction Notepad


You may add/edit a note for this item or view the notepad:  

Submit    Delete     View all notepad items