The February 2021 CGC Sale (Auction #130)
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/18/2021
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. An Original First Printing of this poster sold two years ago for $118,750 in another public auction!

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 lower  graded 9.4, for $4600 in September 2018. That same month, 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 foresee this high quality, SUPERB 9.6 graded example to enjoy spirited bidding from collectors craving to own this piece of history in top condition!

Handbill – Skeleton & Roses
Grade – CGC 9.6
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
Condition Details - Superb museum quality with 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-Grateful Dead-Avalon Ballroom Concert Handbill-CGC Graded 9.61966–FD-26-OHB-A-Grateful Dead-Avalon Ballroom Concert Handbill-CGC Graded 9.6
1966–FD-26-OHB-A-Grateful Dead-Avalon Ballroom Concert Handbill-CGC Graded 9.6
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,000
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Thursday, February 18, 2021.
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