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Superb Original FD-26 Grateful Dead Poster

Superb Original FD-26 Grateful Dead Poster

Item Description:

Long regarded as the “trademark” of the Grateful Dead, this is the poster that truly defined the band’s image and the artwork on subsequent posters. Due to the popularity of this poster from “Day One,” originals are pretty tough to find in high grade. Generally, people who had this poster would tack it to the wall, move sometime later, take it down, and hang it up again in their new place. It is very common for these to have extensive corner damage from tape and tacks, as well as aging and fading from exposure to sunlight. The poster offered here is as nice as we have offered in some time. It has superb color, paper quality, and registration—and it is sure to please virtually any collector. With these now regularly fetching $35,000 to $50,000, we expect some serious action on this gem.


Near Mint Minus. Faint handling marks and a light crease on the lower left corner tip. Perfect registration and color. In our opinion (and we have seen both posters), this is easily equal in quality to the CGC graded 9.4 poster sold recently for just over $50,000.


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14" x 20"

About The Artist:

Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley

$ 20,000.00 ( Low est. )
Lot 613 in Fall 2019 Collector Sale
AUCTION DATE: Sep 22, 2019 at 6:00pm MDT



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