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PAE is super pleased to include this ultra rare Grateful Dead/Yardbirds specimen in this sale! This very scarce and early poster is from the very first time the Grateful Dead played in Florida. The band rarely played on the East coast before 1968. This poster was created by "Thee Image" club in Miami Beach, Florida to advertise events coming in April of 1968. In addition to the Dead, this Poster lists April ’68 performances by The Yardbirds(w/J.Page) and Country Joe and The Fish.


Due to a very low original print run, we have only seen this extremely rare issue once prior. In April 2015, a much lesser quality condition Extra Fine "69" graded example realized $1,162 in our auction. In any other collectibles market this poster would be worth many multiples of the previously sold example. It will be interesting to see what premium the market attaches to this superior example now! One thing is for sure: exciting bidding awaits us on this amazing near mint lot!


Poster – Grateful Dead, Thee Image April Calendar

Grade – PAE Near Mint 85

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

Venue – Thee Image Club

City – Miami Beach, Florida 

Date – April 1968

Dimensions – 12 22/32”x 18 19/32”

Printing – (OP-1) Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Paper Type – Vellum

Condition Details - Super clean with no nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes. 100% Original with no restoration. Upper right corner bump, 2 tiny creases bottom right corner, 3/8" handling crease bottom edge, 1 1/2" spider crease right center. 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. *****

1968-Thee Image-April Calendar-Yardbirds-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-PAE Graded Near Mint 85
1968-Thee Image-April Calendar-Yardbirds-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-PAE Graded Near Mint "85"
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