The CGC Spectacular Spring Sale (Auction #132)
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/8/2021
The FD-40 First Printing is the first Grateful Dead poster created by Victor Moscoso, and it is commonly referred to as the Hippie Santa Claus. One of the most popular pieces of artwork promoting one of history's most beloved bands! This striking Green and Red design announced a pair of late December shows at The Avalon featuring the Dead, Steve Miller and Moby Grape. In September 2019, a lower 8.0 graded example reached $1,320 in our auction.

Poster – Grateful Dead, Avalon Ballroom  
Subtitle – Hippie Santa Claus
Catalog # FD-40
Grade – CGC 9.8
Band/Bill – Grateful Dead
Venue – Avalon Ballroom
City – San Francisco, CA
Date – 12/23 & 24/66
Dimensions – 14” x 20”
Printing – OP-1, Original Pre-Concert First Printing
Artist – Victor Moscoso
Series/Promoter – Family Dog
Condition Details – Superb Museum Quality that is un-improvable 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-40-OP-1-Grateful Dead-Avalon Ballroom Concert Poster-CGC Graded 9.8
1966-FD-40-OP-1-Grateful Dead-Avalon Ballroom Concert Poster-CGC Graded 9.8
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,760
Number Bids: 21
Auction closed on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
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