1978–Golden Hall-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Mint '95'

closed on Friday, December 6, 2019

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Here we have the FIRST example of this vintage Grateful Dead poster to appear in our auction! The Grateful Dead took the stage at Golden Hall in San Diego for 2 nights in the beginning of 1978 following the tour opener in San Bernardino the night before. This poster was designed by renowned artist Randy Tuten. The Uncle Sam skeleton figure was created by Gary Gutierrez and appeared in the The Grateful Dead movie. 


These San Diego concerts were unique and are well known in Deadhead circles as "The Bobby Shows". Jerry did no singing either night and there were no Jerry songs performed because he was recovering from a nasty bout of laryngitis one that would plague him for the rest of the tour. Interestingly however Garcia's guitar playing was on point at these shows. Rarely surfacing at public auction for collectors this Bill Graham poster is certainly not one to be overlooked! Original First Printing in Superb Museum Quality Condition!


Poster – The Grateful Dead  Golden Hall

Grade – PAE Mint 95

Bands/Bill – The Grateful Dead

Venue – Golden Hall

City – San Diego CA

Date – 1/7-8/78

Dimensions – 14" x 20 7/8"

Printing – OP-1 Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Series/Promoter - Bill Graham

Condition Details - Superb Museum Quality with no visible flaws of any kind. No nicks cuts tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration.


*****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.*