1981-Walter Kobel Halle-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-PAE Graded Near Mint '87'

closed on Friday, March 1, 2019

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This Grateful Dead concert took place during their 1981 Europe tour in Russelsheim West Germany. The artwork exhibits the “Dead Set” album cover art by Dennis Larkins with the entire gatefold image showcasing on the body of this large poster. In the lower left corner this poster also acts as an album promo piece with the Arista Records logo and the plug for the new LP Dead Set.

This beautiful issue has only passed through our doors twice prior. In August 2018 a lower graded Near Mint "83" example reached $431 in our auction. In any other collectibles market this poster would be worth many multiples of the previously sold example. It will be interesting to see what premium the market attaches to this superior example now.

Original Pre-Concert First Printing Dead posters remain highly sought after and are always competitively fought over when they appear at public auction. Read our Blog Dated 8/1/18 where we discuss the recent growth of the Dead’s legacy with today’s younger generation and the impact this has on authentic material in our collectors world.

Poster – Grateful Dead Walter Kobel Halle 1981

Grade – PAE Near Mint 87

Bands/Bill – The Grateful Dead

Venue – Walter Kobel Halle

City – Russelsheim West Germany

Date – 10/13/81

Dimensions – 23 15/16” x 33 1/2"

Printing – OP-1 Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Series/Promoter – Mike Scheller Presents

Artist - Dennis Larkins (Dead Set Album Art)

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. Light handling on edges small edge scrapes. Click on the thumbnail photo to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.

Note: This oversized poster will be rolled and shipped without our standard archival holder. Shipping will be calculated accordingly.

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

*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*