May CGC Rarities Sale 2019 (Auction #99)
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/16/2019

Universally recognized as one of the most popular and stunning posters in the entire Avalon series. This Original, First Printing poster is the FINEST QUALITY CGC graded example of FD-22 we've ever auctioned! It was designed by poster legends Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse, featuring the famous Frankenstein image, and Grateful Dead has been misspelled too! 


If you are a condition freak, this poster will knock your socks off. Absolutely superb in every way. A true "Wonder Poster." According to Eric King's guide, this issue has repeatedly been counterfeited over the years. CGC has brought much needed integrity and stability to this marketplace. The Original Pre-Concert First Printing Posters of "Frankenstein" very seldom show up in public auctions in this perfect shape.


This poster hits on three of the hottest areas: Early Family Dog, CGC Graded Grateful Dead, and TOP Museum Quality Condition! In early 2018, a similiarly graded 9.8 specimen realized $9,200 at auction!


Poster – Grateful Dead, Avalon Ballroom

Sub Title – FD-22

Grade – CGC 9.8

Bands/Bill - Grateful Dead and Sopwith Camel

Venue - Fillmore Auditorium

City – San Francisco, California

Date – 8/19-20/66

Dimensions - 14 7/32" x 19 61/64"

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

Artist – Mouse /Kelley

Series/Promoter - Family Dog

Paper Type – Vellum

Condition Details – Superb Museum Quality that is unimprovable in every way. Of course, there are no nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration.


*****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.*

1966-FD-22-OP-1-Avalon Ballroom-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-FINEST QUALITY CONDITION! CGC Graded 9.8
1966-FD-22-OP-1-Avalon Ballroom-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-FINEST QUALITY CONDITION! CGC Graded 9.8
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $6,600
Number Bids: 27
Auction closed on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
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