May CGC Rarities Sale 2019 (Auction #99)
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The FIRST CGC Graded Postcard of this super popular issue to appear in our auction, and it's in 9.8 Superb Museum Condition! This Alton Kelley design pokes fun at the D.I.Y. nature of the Carousel. The Carousel Ballroom was a short lived venture that was funded and managed by the Dead and Airplane. After they lost enough money and realized it was not their game, the space was taken over by Bill Graham, and became the Fillmore West.


This postcard offers you the same world famous, iconic art that appears on the poster for this show that can trade for high dollars in this same state of preservation! Handbills and postcards are currently one of the hottest segments of the market. Read our blog dated 5/18/18 for details! 


Postcard – Grateful Dead, Carousel Ballroom

Subtitle- AOR 2.172, Sore Thumb

Grade – CGC 9.8

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane

Venue – Carousel Ballroom

City – San Francisco, CA

Date – 3/15-17/68

Dimensions – 4 15/16” x 6 31/32”

Printing – OPC-A, Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Alton Kelley

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 Postcard is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****


*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1968-AOR 2.172-OPC-A-Carousel Ballroom Sore Thumb Grateful Dead Concert Postcard-SUPERB CONDITION! CGC Graded 9.8
1968-AOR 2.172-OPC-A-Carousel Ballroom "Sore Thumb" Grateful Dead Concert Postcard-SUPERB CONDITION! CGC Graded 9.8
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $480
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
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