The New Decade Kickoff Sale (Auction #111)
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In this sale we are offering a true piece of Acid Test/Grateful Dead history. The legendary San Francisco State Acid test ... otherwise known as “What Ever it is ?” was held on September 30 – October 2 , 1966. This was the last true Acid Test. LSD would be declared illegal within a couple of weeks, and the Pranksters would hold the Acid Test Graduation a month later.


It's well known that Acid Test material enjoys a feverish cult following and any piece that surfaces ALWAYS enjoys top demand and bidding competition. When examining this lot, you are truly holding "history in your hands". The condition of this Original Pre-Concert First Printing is unimprovable and superb in every way. The flyer is 100% Original with no restoration of any kind. The flyer exhibits super fresh white paper, razor sharp corners and is free from all nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes!


While Acid Test posters can EASILY trade for $25,000- $50,000 each in damaged condition, this flyer represents a special opportunity to own a Museum Quality piece of Acid Test history at a far more digestible price point that is sure to catch the eye of many market observers. In February 2018, an example of this flyer in similar condition realized $5187 in our auction. Regardless of whether you have the resources to bid on this lot, we want to offer everyone the opportunity to visit our Gallery and view this historical specimen in person! 


Poster – S.F. State Acid Test Flyer

Grade – PAE Mint “97”

Bands/Bill – The Grateful Dead, Mimi Farina, The Only Alternative, The Committee, Ron Poise Sculpture, more.

Venue – San Francisco State College

City – San Francisco, CA

Date – 09/30-10/02/1966

Dimensions – 8.5 X 8.5”

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

Paper Type – white thin

Condition Details – Superb Museum Quality with 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–S. F. State Acid Test Flyer-Grateful Dead Concert Handbill-PRISTINE QUALITY CONDITION! PAE Graded Mint “97”
1966–S. F. State Acid Test Flyer-Grateful Dead Concert Handbill-PRISTINE QUALITY CONDITION! PAE Graded Mint “97”
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,320
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
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