1967-AOR 2.189-OHB-B-Rick Griffin Promotional for 1st Grateful Dead Album-Handbill-CGC Graded 9.8

closed on Friday, June 29, 2018

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Wow! Say it again. Wow! We couldn’t be more thrilled to finally offer the FIRST CGC graded example of this rare original Grateful Dead handbill in our auction. And what a beauty it is! It is a promotional packet for the Dead’s first studio album with Warner Brothers designed by the late great Rick Griffin in 1967. Using the photo taken by Gene Anthony and then reversing the negatives Griffin supervised the printing of these now extremely hard-to-find handbills on two variants of colored paper yellow and green. Both versions are very rare and this example here is the green paper version. Early Grateful Dead material is always treasured when it is discovered and un-earthed. This mint graded 9.8 specimen is no different! In every collectibles market there are collectors where only the very best will do. The quality exhibited here will always enjoy top demand!

Handbill – Rick Griffin Promotional Packet for the 1st Grateful Dead Album

Grade – CGC 9.8

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead

City – San Francisco CA

Date – 1967

Dimensions – 8 1/2” x 11”

Printing – OHB-B Original Pre-Concert First Printing Version B (Green Paper)

Artist – Rick Griffin Gene Anthony

Condition Details- Superb Museum-Like Quality! There are no nicks cuts tears pinholes or restoration of any kind. 

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