1968-FD-12-OP-1-Avalon Ballroom–Grateful Dead-PAE Graded Fine 69* (Restored)

closed on Friday, June 28, 2013

Final Auction Price
*Final prices include buyers premium
Starting bid: $500.00
Total bids: 0

This poster is one of THE KEYS to the entire Avalon set and tops every collector list of most desirable and hardest to locate items. This poster holds unsurpassed historical significance as it is the very first time that the Grateful Dead were associated with the symbol of a Skull which would become the graphic identity of the band for decades to come.



  • Poster – Grateful Dead Avalon
  • Sub Title – FD-12
  • Grade – PAE Graded Fine 69 *(Note: Our grading is based on our estimate of the condition prior to any apparent restoration.)
  • Bands/Bill- Grateful Dead Quicksilver Messenger Service and The New Tweedy Brothers
  • Venue- Avalon Ballroom
  • City –  San Francisco California
  • Date – 6/10-11/66
  • Dimensions- 14 3/32” x 19 7/8”
  • Printing-  (OP-1)
  • Artist – Wes Wilson
  • Series/ Promoter- Family Dog
  • Condition Details – There is repair work in all four corners on the top edge and on the left and right sides. There is also a repaired hole in the middle of the ticket strip 


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