May CGC Rarities Sale 2019 (Auction #99)
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Here we have only the second, and the FINEST QUALITY CGC Graded example of this Original issue to appear in our auction! This poster from a Valentines Day Dance at the Carousel Ballroom is a Grateful Dead Classic. It’s Stanley Mouse’s riff on a vintage Valentine and features a goofy antique photo for the main image. No GD poster collection is complete without this odd shaped whimsical poster from 1968.

 

The wisdom printed on the bottom edge advises “Stick to Weed, It's Safe”. The official release of this recording of this Concert is sold as Grateful Dead Road Trips Vol. 2. Phil Lesh claims this to be amongst his favorite shows.

 

The original poster for this popular issue seldom surfaces for collectors in this pristine, museum quality condition. In October 2017, a lower 9.6 graded example realized $1047 in our auction. This 9.8 diamond is magnificent. The colors are bold and fresh, all four corners are needle sharp, and the paper is absolutely flawless. In short, the poster looks like it was created today, not 50+ years ago! Clearly, the lucky new owner of this poster will take immense joy in owning this MUSEUM PIECE now, and this satisfaction is sure to grow with each passing year!

 

Poster – Grateful Dead, Carousel Ballroom 

Grade – CGC 9.8

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead, Country Joe & the Fish

Venue – Carousel Ballroom

City – San Francisco, CA

Date – 2/14/68

Dimensions – 10 30/32”x 11 1/32”

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

Artist - Stanley Mouse

Paper Type – Index

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.*

1968–AOR 2.174-OP-1-Be Mine-Carousel Ballroom-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-FINEST QUALITY WE'VE OFFERED! CGC Graded 9.8
1968–AOR 2.174-OP-1-Be Mine-Carousel Ballroom-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-FINEST QUALITY WE'VE OFFERED! CGC Graded 9.8
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,300
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
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