1966–FD-26-OHB-A-Grateful Dead-Avalon Ballroom Concert Handbill-FIRST PRINTING! CGC Graded 6.0

closed on Friday, December 18, 2020

Final Auction Price
*Final prices include buyers premium
Starting bid: $1.00

The FD-26 Handbill image is one of the undeniable stars of the 1960’s concert poster genre and its place in history is well known. This classic Mouse/Kelley design has survived the test of time and is easily one of the most recognized images in all of Rock. Posters in this shape are worth tens of thousands of dollars. An Original First Printing of this poster sold last year for $118 750 in another public auction!


This Skeleton & Roses Original Handbill offers you the opportunity to own the same famous art for far less. Another CGC Graded example previously reached $2520 in our auction. This handbill is sure to enjoy spirited bidding from collectors that recognize this is a wonderful opportunity to get history at a relative bargain price! 


Handbill – FD-26 Skeleton & Roses

Grade – CGC 6.0

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead Oxford Circle

Venue – Avalon Ballroom

City – San Francisco CA

Date – 9/16-17/1966

Dimensions – 8 33/64” x 11”

Printing – Original Pre-Concert First Printing Handbill OHB-A

Artist – Stanley Mouse Alton Kelley

Series/Promoter – Family Dog

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 6:00pm eastern.


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