1966-FD-26-RP-3-Avalon Ballroom-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-SUPER CLEAN & PINHOLE FREE! CGC Graded 9.0

closed on Friday, April 24, 2020

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It is with great joy that we offer this opportunity to own an affordable CGC authenticated and graded Reprint of one the most important and famous concert posters ever created. 


The FD 26 is without question one of the “Holy Grails” in the entire Psychedelic Concert Poster genre. This issue is on everybody’s top 3 lists of “most desirable” posters. This world famous piece of art was designed by the legendary 1960’s concert poster artists Stanley Mouse and the late Alton Kelley. The story of Mouse and Kelley searching the stacks at the San Francisco library for an appropriate illustration for the poster is well documented. The duo discovered this illustration by 19th century artist Edward Joseph Sullivan for an edition of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.


An Original First Printing of this poster sold last year for $118 750 in another public auction! This third printing (RP-3) poster offers you the same iconic world famous art at a much more affordable price level! In September of last year a similar example reached $2520 in our auction. Super clean with no nicks cuts tears or pinholes!


Poster – Grateful Dead Avalon Ballroom

Catalog #FD-26

Grade – CGC 9.0

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead Oxford Circle

Venue – Avalon Ballroom

City – San Francisco California   

Date – 9/16-17/1966

Dimensions – 13 61/64” x 19 63/64”

Printing –  RP-3 Post-Concert Third Printing

Artist – Stanley Mouse Alton Kelley

Series/Promoter – Family Dog

Paper – Uncoated Index

Condition Details – Super clean with no nicks cuts tears or 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.


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