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This is only the SECOND TIME we’ve offered this original Grateful Dead poster from Manor Downs in our auction! Grateful Dead concert posters are always amongst the most popular issues and this lot is no exception. This issue is sure to receive enthusiastic bidder attention. Artist Michael Priest designed three Dead posters for this venue in Austin Texas, this being the first (the other two from 1981 and 1982 you have seen in our auctions previously). The one-eye Cyclops skull image was also used (without the Lone Ranger hat) on the reverse of the 1977 Terrapin Station album art, released in July.


Deadheads across the globe will agree that 1977 was an amazing era for the band and they played some of their best sounding concerts during that year. This show in Austin was hot, and the Dead barreled straight out of the gate opening the first set with a smoking version of the Chuck Berry cover “Promised Land”. This original Manor Downs poster is extremely RARE and much harder to find (in ANY condition) than the other two Michael Priest designed Austin posters. In July 2018, a specimen in similar condition reached $460 in our auction, and this example here is FAR cleaner!


Poster – Grateful Dead, Manor Downs 1977

Grade – PAE Excellent 79

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead

Venue – Manor Downs

City – Austin, TX

Date – 10/12/77

Dimensions – 11 1/2” x 17 1/2"

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

Artist – Michael Priest

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. Light toning and foxing, upper left corner bump. 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. *****

1977-Manor Downs-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-PAE Graded Excellent “79”
1977-Manor Downs-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-PAE Graded Excellent “79”
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