1978-AOR 4.38-OP-1-Closing of Winterland-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-DOUBLE SIGNED MOUSE & KELLEY! CGC Graded 7.0

closed on Friday, October 25, 2019

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

This poster is signed by both artists in gold ink Stanley Mouse and the late Alton Kelley!


Here is only the SECOND CGC Graded example of this scarce Grateful Dead issue to appear in our auction and it's DOUBLE SIGNED! The Grateful Dead’s New Years shows were the highlight of the year for many of their faithful legions. Bill Graham would pull out all the stops for this annual event. The former Ice rink Winterland where band had performed since 1966 was the site of some of their finest performances over the years. The final Dead concert at Winterland which fell on New Years Eve 1978 is regarded as one of the Dead’s finest performances of all at the historic venue. It was one of those nights where it all worked out seamlessly.


The accompanying HUGE original poster for that show is equally well regarded. Legendary artists Mouse and Kelley created one of their finest efforts of their longtime collaboration. The legendary “Blue Rose” is a poster that deserves a home in every San Francisco poster collection and is sure to bring the winning bidder much satisfaction now and even more with each passing year. DOUBLE SIGNED with signatures from both artists! 100% Original First Printing with no restoration.


It's no secret the famous Blue Rose poster has been bootlegged and pirate printings have continued to surface over the years. As we all know CGC authentication has brought much needed integrity and stability to this very popular segment of the vintage concert materials marketplace. In November 2017 a lower condition non-CGC graded double-signed example reached $1277 in our auction. Simply by authenticating a collectible like this in any other market it would be worth several multiples of the previously sold examples. We firmly believe a historic and popular piece like this will be no exception to those universal premiums!


Poster – Grateful Dead Winterland

Sub Title – Closing of Winterland

Grade – CGC 7.0

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead The Blues Brothers and The New Riders of the Purple Sage

Venue - Winterland

City – San Francisco California

Date – 12/31/78

Dimensions- 18 15/16” x 28 1/2”

Printing – OP-1 Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Mouse and Kelley

Series/ Promoter – Bill Graham

AOR #4.38

Paper Type – Heavy stock

Condition Details – 100% Original with no restoration. 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.


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