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It is with great joy that we offer this opportunity to own an affordable CGC authenticated and graded Reprint of one the most important and famous concert posters ever created. The FD 26 is without question one of the “Holy Grails” in the entire Psychedelic Concert Poster genre. This issue is on everybody’s top 3 lists of “most desirable” posters. This world famous piece of art was designed by the legendary 1960’s concert poster artists Stanley Mouse and the late Alton Kelley. The story of Mouse and Kelley searching the stacks at the San Francisco library for an appropriate illustration for the poster is well documented. The duo discovered this illustration by 19th century artist, Edward Joseph Sullivan, for an edition of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

According to the records we track, this is the finest quality RP-2 to ever appear at public auction. In fact, it's not even close. Of course, it is also the very FIRST CGC graded example of this poster to ever appear at public auction. It is also our opinion, that the RP-2 in this Gem condition is FAR rarer than First Print FD-26's that trade for $5,000-$10,000 and exhibit damage. 

With CGC graded 9.4 First Print FD-26's easily worth $40,000-$50,000, this poster offers an incredible bargain. It features incredible bold and bright colors, and razor sharp pinpoint corners. There are no nicks, cuts, tears, pinholes or restoration. We expect crazy bidding on this piece as this opportunity may not present itself again for MANY years to come!

Poster – Grateful Dead, Avalon Ballroom
Catalog # – FD-26
Grade – CGC Graded 9.4
Bands/Bill - Grateful Dead, Oxford Circle
Venue - Avalon Ballroom
City - San Francisco, California    
Date - 9/16-17/1966
Dimensions - 14 3/16” x 19 15/16”
Printing -  RP-2, First Post Concert Reprint
Artist - Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley 
Series/Promoter - Family Dog
Paper - Vellum

Condition- Just a very light  2 1/2" verticle crease runs along the right edge. see above for further description.

1968-FD-26-RP-2-Avalon Ballroom-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-CGC Graded 9.4
1968-FD-26-RP-2-Avalon Ballroom-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-CGC Graded 9.4
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,762
Number Bids: 44
Auction closed on Thursday, June 15, 2017.
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