1969-Washington University Student Union-Grateful Dead-PAE Graded Excellent 77

closed on Friday, February 19, 2016

Final Auction Price
*Final prices include buyers premium
Starting bid: $500.00

This lot features a very scarce and desirable poster from the early years of the Grateful Dead. This well designed small run hand pulled silk-screen is a highly sought after relic from the band's rich  50 year history. This poster was printed in ridiculously low quantities. There were allegedly only 20 copies that were made by the student print shop at Washington University for this concert.  According to accounts most of these were posted around the campus and many were destroyed by powerful storms that were in the area the day of the show.

 There are a few variances in the run of this poster. This copy differs from the only other copy we have ever handled which had blue lettering and the Dead were in deep red. This copy gold lettering and the bands image in blue.  Regardless small run Dead poster like this from the bands’ early days are very difficult to come by and fetch top dollar when offered publicly.

This poster has been in the possession of a member of the opening band since the concert.

This concert was during the Dead’s classic  ‘69“Live Dead” line up that included and Tom Constanten on keyboards.  A brief recollection of the concert can be found here; https://magazine.wustl.edu/2013/october/Pages/Live-at-Wash-U.aspx

Poster-Grateful Dead WU Student Union
Bands/Bill- Grateful Dead Alvin Pivil
Grade- PAE Grade Excellent 77
Venue- Washington University Student Union
City- St Louis MO
Date-April 17 1969
Dimensions- 16 13/32 “x 22 7/8”
Printing-OP-1- Original Printing
Series/Promoter- W.U. Student Union
Paper Type- Heavy textured paper
Condition Details-  minimal paper loss in top left top right and bottom right corners tiny tear in top center edge and the bottom edge has three small tears a total of 7 pin holes  and a curl from being rolled.

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