1967– A.O.R. 2.251-Wake For Chocolate George-Announcment-Golden Gate Park-Grateful Dead-PAE Graded Mint 97

closed on Friday, October 14, 2016

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

We are pleased to be able to offer this incredibly scarce high condition Grateful Dead/ Hells Angels item in this sale.

This nearly pristine paper collectible was created to quickly get the word out about a wake for Chocolate George Hendricks. Chocolate George was a beloved figure in the Haight and a highly regarded Hells Angel.  He was killed in an accident on Haight Street on August 24th.

The longtime association between the Hell’s Angels and the Grateful Dead goes back to the band's earliest day.  The well-known Motorcycle club staged several events over the years that featured the Dead. The posters and handbills from these occurrences are some of the most desirable and valuable paper Grateful Dead advertisements ever created.

This completely original and high quality piece is a real gem; very few of these have surfaced over the years. It is printed on both sides. This is the finest copy that we have ever seen or heard about.  Now is your chance to own a copy that is in un–improvable condition.

This historic item is featured in "The Art of Rock" Plate # 2.251 and the copy in this sale is in much better condition.

Item– Wake For Chocolate George Grateful Dead

Grade – PAE Mint 97

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead Big Brother and the Holding Company

Venue – Golden Gate Park

City – San Francisco CA

Date – 8/28/67

Dimensions – 8 /12 x 11

Printing – OP-1 Original Printing

Paper Type – Thin

A.O.R. Plate #- 2.251

Condition Details- There are two holes punched on the left side of the flyer. This is common to all copies as this was the stock paper used to print these flyers.  There is a slight waviness to the paper. There are no other nicks cuts tears pinholes or restoration of any kind.

*****This piece is available for inspection at our gallery by appointment. *****