1977-Grateful Dead-Evans Field House-Northern Illinois University Concert Poster-VERY RARE! DATE STAMP LOWER RIGHT! PAE Graded Excellent '71'

closed on Friday, April 30, 2021

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

This lot represents only the third example of this Original Grateful Dead First Printing poster to EVER appear in our auction! 


Grateful Dead concert posters are always amongst the most popular issues and this 1977 Northern Illinois University specimen will be no exception. Deadheads across the globe will agree that 1977 was an amazing era for the band and they played some of their best sounding concerts during that year. This show at Evans Fieldhouse has been celebrated with shared audio soundboard recordings produced by Betty Cantor Jackson which have circulated for decades. An extremely hot Saint Stephen was delivered!


Posters in this condition from the same year such as the legendary Barton Hall start at $3000 and go up from there. There are dozens known of the Barton Hall issue so it will be interesting to see what value the market assigns to this ULTRA RARE concert poster! In November 2017 another example in similar condition of this Evans Fieldhouse poster reached $3462 in our auction. 100% Original with no restoration!


Poster – Grateful Dead Evans Fieldhouse 1977

Grade – PAE Excellent 71

Bands/Bill – The Grateful Dead

Venue – Evans Fieldhouse

City – DeKalb Illinois

Date – 10/29/1977

Dimensions – 15 X 22 15/32”

Printing – OP-1 Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Series/Promoter – S.A. Concert Committee Productions

Paper Type – Index

Condition Details – 100% Original with no restoration. Original stamp 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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 *A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*