The CGC Graded Concert Poster Extravaganza! (Auction #105)
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/5/2019

This lot will be accompanied by a Letter of Provenance, attesting to the fact that it resided in the historic Early '66 Time Capsule Collection, one of the most exciting and important concert poster discoveries of the past 20 years. 


Here we have only the THIRD 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 with CGC grading. We auctioned a pristine 9.8 graded example that realized $3300. This overall clean specimen here looks simply magnificent and should provide tremendous value. The colors are bold and fresh, and it retains all the eye appeal that many of the higher condition examples possess when they surface. Pinholes in the corners seem to be all holding it back from a higher grade.


Poster – Grateful Dead, Carousel Ballroom 

Grade – CGC 8.0

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 - 100% Original with no restoration. Pinholes all corners. 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 examination 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.*

1968–AOR 2.174-OP-1-Be Mine-Carousel Ballroom-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-TIME CAPSULE! CGC Graded 8.0
1968–AOR 2.174-OP-1-Be Mine-Carousel Ballroom-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-TIME CAPSULE! CGC Graded 8.0
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,080
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
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