1966-FD-22-OP-1-Avalon Ballroom-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-SIGNED Mouse! CGC Graded 8.5

closed on Friday, April 24, 2020

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This poster is signed & doodled in pencil by the artist Stanley Mouse!


Universally recognized as one of the most popular and stunning posters in the entire Avalon series. This Original First Printing FD-22 poster was designed by poster legends Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse featuring the famous Frankenstein image and Grateful Dead has been misspelled too! 


The specimen you see here also exhibits a unique trait: The yellow ink wipe on the bottom edge from the plate used when this poster was produced at the Bindweed Press! 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 great condition. 


This poster hits on three of the hottest areas: Early Family Dog CGC Graded Grateful Dead and SIGNED BY THE ARTIST! In early 2018 a higher graded 9.8 specimen realized $9 200 at auction! Many collectors believe that posters graded 8.5 by CGC represent the best value in the marketplace today. Read our blog dated 1/31/18 to learn why demand is currently skyrocketing.


Poster – Grateful Dead Avalon Ballroom

Sub Title – FD-22

Grade – CGC 8.5

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 – 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.


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