1966–AOR 2.186-OHB-A-Grateful Dead-IDES Hall-Bicycle Race & Folk Rock Festival Concert Handbill-EARLY DEAD! CGC Graded 6.0

closed on Friday, September 11, 2020

Final Auction Price
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Starting bid: $1.00

Wow! The historical significance and scarcity allow a piece like this be a world class collectible and we couldn’t be more pleased to offer this CGC graded example of such a rare gem in our auction! Here we have an original early Grateful Dead handbill for the Tour Del Mar Bicycle Race & Folk-Rock Festival in 1966. Little is known about this three day billing and there are no audio recordings or set list information about the Dead’s performances. A real sign of the times quote toward the bottom of the handbill reads “Trip on out to the Happenings and Dig the Action!”. VERY FEW handbills and posters were made for this festival so this specimen is highly sought after by collectors in ANY condition! 


Handbill – Tour Del Mar Bicycle Race & Folk-Rock Festival 

Grade – CGC 6.0

Bands/Bill – Quicksilver Messenger Service Grateful Dead Collosal Pomegranate

Venue – IDES Hall

City – Pescadero CA

Date – 8/26-28/66

Dimensions – 5.5” x 18 17/32"

Printing – OHB-A Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Condition Details- 100% Original with no restoration of any kind! Multiple pinholes each corner bottom corner pinhole tears to the edge tiny right bottom right corner. 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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