March Mega Sale (Auction #131)
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This SCARCE, original screenprint poster was created for a Midwest performance by the Grateful Dead on their Winter 1973 tour. The show took place at the University of Iowa Fieldhouse on February 24th. We are extremely pleased to be able to feature this beautiful specimen to the collecting community in this auction!

 

One of just a handful known of this original full color, pre-concert first printings, and this is the VERY FIRST example of this relic we have EVER handled. Black & white version printings of this issue have surfaced for collectors over the years here and there - however the color poster like this one here is almost impossible to locate and stands in a league of its own! 

 

The fieldhouse was packed to the gills. The venue's max capacity was 10,000, and with over 8,000 tickets sold in advance, the remaining were sold that afternoon at the box office & sold out very quickly. The show was a memorable early '73 Dead concert, featuring a stellar early performance of “Eyes of the World” which made its premiere just a week earlier.  

 

It is not an understatement to say that there are many highly sophisticated collectors with deep pockets that have been unsuccessfully chasing this elusive Grateful Dead masterpiece for literally decades. We count ourselves in this group! Because the MANY have been chasing the FEW KNOWN to exist, demand is high.  

 

Poster – Grateful Dead, University of Iowa Field house

Grade – PAE Extra Fine 69

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead

Venue – University of Iowa Field house

City – Iowa City, Iowa

Date – 2/24/73

Dimensions – 15 1/2" x 20 3/8"

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

Artist – S. Ross

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 6:00 pm 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.*

1973–Grateful Dead-University of Iowa Fieldhouse Concert Poster-SCARCE! COLOR FIRST PRINTING! PAE Graded Extra Fine 691973–Grateful Dead-University of Iowa Fieldhouse Concert Poster-SCARCE! COLOR FIRST PRINTING! PAE Graded Extra Fine 69
1973–Grateful Dead-University of Iowa Fieldhouse Concert Poster-SCARCE! COLOR FIRST PRINTING! PAE Graded Extra Fine "69"
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Auction closed on Thursday, March 18, 2021.
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