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This is the FIRST CGC Graded example of this classic poster to ever appear at public auction! It was created for the famous Grateful Dead concerts in 1980 at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco. The 1980 Warfield shows featured a rare acoustic set by the Dead. This poster, designed by Dennis Larkin, features two skeletons leaning on the historic venue. A similar design was made for the 1980 Radio City Music Hall Dead shows, but that advertisement was disapproved of by the venue’s management and was quickly recalled. 

Several pirated copies of this issue have surfaced over the years, and thanks to CGC grading and authentication, collectors don't have to worry about telling the difference between the bootlegs and the OP-1 original pre-concert first printings like this one here. Many collectors believe that posters graded 8.5 by CGC represent the best value in the marketplace today. See our blog dated 1/31/18 to learn why demand is currently skyrocketing. In June 2017, a non-CGC certified example with a similar Near Mint "83" grade realized $1737 in our auction. This example here, being the first CGC graded example to be offered, is sure to attract attention! 

Poster – Grateful Dead, Warfield Theatre

Grade – CGC 8.5

Bands/Bill- Grateful Dead

Venue- Warfield Theatre

City – San Francisco, CA

Date – 9/25-10/14/80

Dimensions - 19 18/32”x 27 24/32”

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

Artist – D. Larkins/P. Barsotti

Series/ Promoter - Bill Graham

Paper Type – Glossy

Printer – Tea Lautrec Litho

Condition Details – Super clean with no pinholes! 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.*

1980-AOR 4.45-OP-1-Warfield Theatre-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-FIRST CERTIFIED APPEARANCE! CGC Graded 8.5
1980-AOR 4.45-OP-1-Warfield Theatre-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-FIRST CERTIFIED APPEARANCE! CGC Graded 8.5
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $600
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Thursday, February 14, 2019.
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