1970-AOR 4.136-OHB-A-Springer’s Inn-Grateful Dead Concert Handbill-SUPERB CONDITION! CGC Graded 9.8

closed on Friday, April 24, 2020

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We are absolutely delighted to offer this super sought after Grateful Dead handbill! Original material from the Pacific Northwest is highly collectible and is increasingly hard to find as time goes on. This rare gem is from a special consignment which contained a Pacific Northwest collection assembled by one of the top collectors of this type material! 


Artist Jim Blashfield made several notable contributions to the famed Bill Graham numbered poster series before producing many beautiful Springer’s Ballroom designs. He also went on to become an internationally famous filmmaker who is responsible for several well known music videos and short films. 


Early 1970 was a time of change for the Grateful Dead. They were about to alter their sound and songwriting structure to a more folkish acoustic style with new albums like "Workingman's Dead" and "American Beauty". This January tour saw the New Orleans police raid their hotel on Bourbon Street arresting a total of 19 people with possession of various drugs less than 2 weeks from this Pacific Northwest concert. A rockin’ eight minute version of “Easy Wind” with Pigpen taking the audience in the palm of his hand was a glorious centerpiece during the second half of this legendary Portland show. A same graded 9.8 example of this vintage handbill realized $450 previously in our auction. 


Handbill – Grateful Dead Springer’s Inn 1970

Grade – CGC 9.8

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead River

Venue – Springer’s Inn

City – Portland OR

Date – 1/16/70

Dimensions – 4 1/2" x 7"

Printing – OHB-A Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Series/Promoter – Jim Felt Presents

AOR # 4.136

Artist – Jim Blashfield

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


*****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.*