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REJOICE! Presenting the FINEST QUALITY CGC GRADED Example of this first printing poster we've ever auctioned! If you fancy your collection to contain only the BEST, top shelf items of the most famous Family Dog issues of the series, then THIS 9.8 CGC Graded lot is what you should be focusing on right at this very moment. 


The FD-33 is one of the most sought after Grateful Dead posters in the Avalon Series. This striking, yet simple design by Mouse and Kelly utilize the Family Dog logo in striking Green and Red. A very tiny fraction of the original issuance have survived the past 54 years! We ARE aware of a previous specimen graded 9.8 that realized $9487 in September, 2018.


Like movie stars and rock bands, certain concert posters have a special "IT FACTOR" that transcends the hobby and captures the imagination of all market participants. This lot is one of those types of items and goes a long way in explaining why this poster always enjoys top demand in the few, rare occurrences that it surfaces in top quality shape. This specimen is superlative in EVERY way and is sure to please the fussiest of condition freaks. As Blue Chip as this hobby has to offer!


Poster – Grateful Dead, Avalon Ballroom

Catalog #FD-33

Grade – CGC 9.8

Bands/Bill - Grateful Dead, Oxford Circle

Venue - Avalon Ballroom

City – San Francisco, California

Date – 11/4&5/66

Dimensions - 13 7/8 x 19 15/16

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

Artist – Mouse/ Kelley

Series/Promoter - Family Dog 

Paper Type – Vellum

Condition Details – Superb Museum Quality that is unimprovable in every way. Of course, there are no nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration.


*****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-FD-33-OP-1-Grateful Dead-Avalon Ballroom Concert Poster-HISTORIC OFFERING OF A CLASSIC!! CGC Graded 9.8
1966-FD-33-OP-1-Grateful Dead-Avalon Ballroom Concert Poster-HISTORIC OFFERING OF A CLASSIC!! CGC Graded 9.8
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,400
Number Bids: 26
Auction closed on Thursday, July 16, 2020.
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