1966-FD-26-Grateful Dead-Avalon Ballroom PIRATE Printing Poster-SIGNED Mouse! PAE Graded Near Mint '89'

closed on Friday, August 14, 2020

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This is a PIRATE Printing (Listed in Eric King's book as PP-8) of this issue. It is signed in ink by Stanley Mouse.


Here we have a great opportunity to acquire this SIGNED image as the Pirate Printing for far less than the Original or official reprints of this issue would command!


The FD 26 is without question one of the “Holy Grails” in the entire Psychedelic Concert Poster genre. 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 pirate printing poster offers you the same iconic world famous art at a much more affordable price level and it's signed by Mouse! 


Poster – Grateful Dead Avalon Pirate

Catalog #FD-26

Grade – Near Mint 89

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead Oxford Circle

Venue – Avalon Ballroom

City – San Francisco California   

Date – 9/16-17/1966

Dimensions – 14 1/4" x 19 3/4”

Printing –  PP-8 Pirate Printing

Artist – Stanley Mouse Alton Kelley

Series/Promoter – Family Dog

Condition Details –SUPER CLEAN & PINHOLE FREE! Two small framers tape hinges on reverse and slight toning. 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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