1966-FD-26-RP-2-Avalon Ballroom-Grateful Dead–PAE Graded Excellent 73 (*Restored)

closed on Friday, June 28, 2013

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Starting bid: $600.00
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Here is a reprint of one of the most important posters in the world of Psychedelic art. This poster for a September 1966 Grateful Dead concert at the Avalon Ballroom is one of the most coveted collectibles of all.

The FD -26 is one of the undeniable stars of the 1960’s concert poster genre and its place in history is well known. This classic Mouse/Kelley design has survived the test of time and is easily one of the most recognized images in all of Rock.

The Psychedelic Art exchange historically has only dealt in first printing posters. However the importance and collectability of this poster has convinced us to make an exception in this case

Chris at Chameleon Restoration has brought this poster back to its original state of appearance. All of the flaws listed below have been fixed although our grade is a reflection of the poster before the work was done.


  • Poster – Grateful Dead Avalon Ballroom
  • Sub Title – FD-26
  • Grade - PAE Excellent 73 *(Note: Our grading is based on our estimate of the condition prior to any apparent restoration.)
  • Bands/Bill - Grateful Dead Oxford Circle
  • Venue - Avalon Ballroom
  • City - San Francisco California
  • Date - 9/16-17/1966
  • Dimensions - 14 5/32” x 19 3/4”.
  • Printing -  (RP-2) 2nd Printing
  • Artist - Stanley Mouse Alton Kelley 
  • Series/ Promoter - Family Dog
  • Paper - Vellum
  • Condition details - There was paper missing from the top left corner a ¾ inch tear on the top middle edge a ¾ inch tear on the right edge   a 2 inch tear on the left edge pinholes in 3 remaining corners a smidge of handling and tape on the back.


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