1966-FD-40-OP-1-Grateful Dead-Avalon Ballroom Concert Poster-AMAZING CONDITION! CGC Graded 9.8

closed on Friday, December 18, 2020

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Starting bid: $1.00

INCREDIBLE 9.8 CGC GRADED HIGH QUALITY CONDITION! The FD-40 First Printing is the first Grateful Dead poster created by Victor Moscoso and it is commonly referred to as the Hippie Santa Claus. One of the most popular pieces of artwork promoting one of history's most beloved bands! This striking Green and Red design announced a pair of late December shows at The Avalon featuring the Dead Steve Miller and Moby Grape. In September 2019 a lower 8.0 graded example reached $1 320 in our auction. This superior 9.8 specimen is sure to attract Family Dog collectors worldwide who've been waiting for an original first printing of this issue to surface in this superb condition!


Poster – Grateful Dead Avalon Ballroom   

Subtitle – Hippie Santa Claus

Catalog # FD-40

Grade – CGC 9.8

Band/Bill – Grateful Dead

Venue – Avalon Ballroom

City – San Francisco CA

Date – 12/23 & 24/66

Dimensions – 14” x 20”

Printing – OP-1 Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Victor Moscoso

Series/Promoter – Family Dog

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 Poster is available for inspection at our gallery by appointment*****


*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*