1966 FD-26 Grateful Dead Avalon Ballroom RP3 Poster CGC 6.5

closed on Thursday, March 2, 2023

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Starting bid: $1.00

A great opportunity to own an affordable CGC authenticated and graded reprint of one the most important and famous concert posters ever created.


The FD 26 is without question one of the Holy Grails in the entire Psychedelic Concert Poster genre. This issue is on everybody's top 3 lists of most desirable posters. This world-famous piece of art was designed by the legendary 1960s concert poster artists Stanley Mouse and the late Alton Kelley. The story of Mouse and Kelley searching the stacks at the San Francisco library for an appropriate illustration for the poster is well documented. The duo discovered this illustration by 19th-century artist, Edward Joseph Sullivan, for an edition of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.


An Original First Printing of this poster sold a few years ago for $118,750 in another public auction! This third printing (RP-3) poster offers you the same iconic, world-famous art at a much more affordable price level!

--TITLE: FD-26
--GRADE: 6.5
--PERFORMERS: Grateful Dead, Oxford Circle
--VENUE: Avalon Ballroom
--CITY: San Francisco
--DATE: 09/16/66
--PRINTING: RP-3; Post-Concert Third Printing Poster
--SIZE: 14 x 20


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