Time Capsule Sale (Auction #103)
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/8/2019

This lot will be accompanied by a Letter of Provenance, attesting to the fact that it resided in the historic Early '66 Time Capsule Collection, one of the most exciting and important concert poster discoveries of the past 20 years.


We're pleased to offer the collecting community the very FIRST example of this Grateful Dead handbill to EVER appear in our auction. It is also, to our knowledge the very FIRST specimen to appear in ANY auction!


Peace Rock material has always been perceived as important and collectors explicitly hunt for these scarce original gems on a regular basis. What makes this piece BIG, is of course that it is a VERY rare piece of Grateful Dead. The Charlatans and Great Society really round out this piece as being an early Bay Area music classic. 


Exceptionally rare. No hype needed. There may only be 4-5 copies of this out there! MAYBE NONE In this fabulous SUPER CLEAN condition WITH NO TEARS OR PINHOLES. Very desirable Grateful Dead piece that obviously only a few lucky collections may already possess. Yes, it’s silly, a bit juvenile looking and crude - but all the more charming for it. 


In regards to condition and grade, this lot generated much discussion at our office. The paper is SUPER CLEAN and IMMACULATE. But the handbill does exhibit toning in the upper left quadrant. In an abundance of strictness and conservatism, we are attaching an Almost Mint 89 to this lot, although a strong case can be made fore grading it Mint 92. In any event, this is the FIRST to appear at auction. Is it possible that one day another may surface. Maybe. If a specimen did surface, would it equal this in grade? Not likely!


This handbill is exponentially rarer than the poster for this event, that we sold in Part One of the Early '66 Time Capsule Collection for $6,000. Much less common than the poster produced for this event. You can review that sale here. If you are a serious Grateful Dead collector, or you really focus on big deal early Haight-Ashbury, hippie culture material, this is a must have prize!


Estimate $3,000-$6,000


Handbill – Peace Rock III

Grade – PAE Near Mint 89

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead, Charlatans, Great Society, Billy Moses

Venue – Harmon Gym, Univ Cal

City – Berkeley, CA

Date – 5/7/66

Dimensions – 8 5/16" x 11"

Printing – OHB-A, Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Series/Promoter – Democratic Congressional Candidates

Condition Details - Super clean with no nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration. Toning, light bend bottom left. 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 handbill is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****


*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

5/7/66–Harmon Gymnasium-Peace Rock III The Grateful Dead Concert Handbill-EXCEPTIONALLY RARE! PAE Graded Near Mint 89
5/7/66–Harmon Gymnasium-Peace Rock III The Grateful Dead Concert Handbill-EXCEPTIONALLY RARE! PAE Graded Near Mint "89"
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,920
Number Bids: 21
Auction closed on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
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