1969–AOR 3.48-OHB-A-Rose Palace-Jethro Tull-Grateful Dead Concert Handbill-CGC Graded 8.5

closed on Friday, October 25, 2019

Final Auction Price
*Final prices include buyers premium
Starting bid: $1.00

This is the FINEST QUALITY Condition CGC graded example of this colorful & original Grateful Dead handbill to appear in our auction! 


The Rose Palace in Pasadena had originally been built for the construction of floats for the “Tournament of Roses Parade” which is held every New Year's Day in the city. During the late sixties and through the seventies it was also used as a concert venue.


This “Scenic Sounds” promotion is quite special with three big names on the bill at the Rose Palace: The Grateful Dead Jethro Tull and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band! The Dead set on Saturday night featured a classic 1969 "Dark Star Saint Stephen The Eleven Lovelight" power punch delivery. 


Original handbills from this venue of any band are difficult to find because so few were made. We've only offered two previously. In May 2019 a lower 7.5 graded example reached $480 in our auction. In any other collectibles market this clean 8.5 handbill here 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! 


Many collectors believe that posters graded 8.5 by CGC represent the best value in the marketplace today. See our blog dated 1/31/18 to learn why demand is currently skyrocketing.


Handbill – Grateful Dead Jethro Tull Butterfield Blues Band Rose Palace 1969

Grade – CGC 8.5

Bands/Bill – Paul Butterfield Blues Band Jethro Tull-Grateful Dead

Venue – Rose Palace

City – Pasadena CA

Date – 3/21-22/69

Dimensions – 5 3/8” x 8 1/2"

Printing – OHB-A Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Series/Promoter - Scenic Sounds Presents

Artist - Unknown

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration of any kind! View the detailed high res photo of this lot. 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.


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


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