March CGC Sale 2019
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It is with great pleasure that we offer one of the rarest and most sought after Grateful Dead concert poster rarities ever created! 

This lot contains every positive attribute collectors look for in a vintage 1960's concert poster -- all wrapped up in one impossible to find piece of counter-culture history! Nearly the entire page 188 in The art of Rock is devoted to this issue!

This poster has major historical importance as it was created for an important concert held 51 years ago on April 9, 1967 to protest the Vietnam War. The concert included many of the leading bands of the era including Sopwith Camel, Country Joe and The Fish, Big Brother and the Holding Company. 

A very small number of posters were originally produced for this event, all are considered exceedingly rare. At the last minute, The Grateful Dead were added to the bill, so the promoters placed a blue sticker "Plus the Grateful Dead" in the upper right corner. Just a small fraction of the issuance had the Grateful Dead sticker applied, creating a major rarity!

It's also critical to note that this LARGE poster was produced on super thin paper, meaning that very few have survived- with or without the Grateful Dead sticker-- in ANY condition. What make this lot extra special and desirable is this is without a doubt the finest quality example we have ever seen, handled, or heard about. It must be considered AMONGST THE FINEST KNOWN! The poster is super clean, 100% Original, and unlike the few others we have seen, has no restoration whatsoever. See condition details below.

Experienced and knowledgeable collectors will immediately recognize this offering as a very special opportunity. This is a great looking poster, packed with historical importance, that is completely unavailable in this mind boggling state of preservation. The fact this lot has been independently authenticated and graded by CGC is an obvious major plus as only the second CGC graded example to date. In May 2018, a lower 7.5 graded example reached $6326 in our auction.

While no one can predict the future, it's reasonable to to speculate that it could easily be another 5-10 years before this issue is offered in this incredible condition again. It's posters such as this that make up World Class collections and the collector that prevails victorious here is sure to enjoy tremendous pride of ownership now, and even more with each passing year!

Estimate: $4,500 - $9,000

Poster – Angry Arts Week, Grateful Dead Longshoremen’s Hall 1967

Grade – CGC 8.0

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead, Sopwith Camel, Country Joe, Big Brother, Quicksilver

Venue - Longshoremen’s Hall

City – San Francisco, CA

Date – 4/9/67

Dimensions – 17” x 22”

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

Artist – Unknown

AOR# 2.193

Series/Promoter - Angry Arts Week West, Spring Mobilization

Condition Details - Super clean with no pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration of any kind! Hard crease top right corner that breaks the ink. 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 examintation call 410-464-6180, 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.

*****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.*

1967-AOR 2.193-OP-1-EXCEEDINGLY RARE & FINEST CGC OFFERED! Angry Arts Week-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-CGC 8.01967-AOR 2.193-OP-1-EXCEEDINGLY RARE & FINEST CGC OFFERED! Angry Arts Week-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-CGC 8.0
1967-AOR 2.193-OP-1-EXCEEDINGLY RARE & FINEST CGC OFFERED! Angry Arts Week-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-CGC 8.0
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,160
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Thursday, March 14, 2019.
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