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 original Grateful Dead poster was created by Detroit artist Gary Grimshaw, and it's one of the most popular Dead posters of all time. This example here has black marker writing at the bottom advertising where tickets could be purchased "Tickets - Discount Records". This accounts for much of the reason why an otherwise clean piece would receive a 8.0 grade from CGC. This is only the SECOND CGC Graded example to ever appear in our auction!


The cartoon image shows just how diverse Grimshaw’s talent was. He utilized varying styles throughout his poster making career. Also worthy of note, the band's run in Ann Arbor in 1971 is legendary with deadheads. Read our Blog Dated 8/1/18 where we discuss the recent growth of the Dead’s legacy with today’s younger generation, and the impact this has on authentic material in our collectors world.


Poster – Grateful Dead, Hill Auditorium

Grade – CGC 8.0

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead, and The New Riders of the Purple Sage

Venue – Hill Auditorium

City – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Date – 12/14-15/1971

Dimensions – 16 5/8” x 22”

Printing – OP-1 Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Gary Grimshaw

Series/Promoter – UAC/Daystar

AOR # - 4.187

Paper Type – Vellum

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. 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.*

1971–AOR 4.187-OP-1-Hill Auditorium-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-CGC Graded 8.01971–AOR 4.187-OP-1-Hill Auditorium-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-CGC Graded 8.0
1971–AOR 4.187-OP-1-Hill Auditorium-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-CGC Graded 8.0
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $420
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
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