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Grateful Dead FD-26 Skeleton and Roses Concert Poster Auctioned for Record Price of $56,400 by Psychedelic Art Exchange

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Record smashed as interest in vintage 1960's concert posters explodes

BALTIMORE (PRWEB) MAY 21, 2019

A rare 1966 Grateful Dead Skeleton and Roses concert poster realized a world record price of $56,400 in an auction held May 16, 2019 by Psychedelic Art Exchange. The concert poster was independently authenticated and graded by Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) as 9.8 on a scale of 10, and generated bids from collectors around the world.

This Grateful Dead Skeleton and Roses concert poster recently sold for a record $56,400

This Grateful Dead Skeleton and Roses concert poster recently sold for a record $56,400

"The interest this poster received was simply staggering,," stated Scott Tilson, of Psychedelic Art Exchange. " The record price was the result of a perfect storm …the most iconic image of a beloved band, in the finest CGC graded condition ever to appear at public auction. Many collectors believe 1960’s concert posters represent a tremendous bargain at today’s price levels.”

The auction featured 200 vintage concert posters and handbills that had been independently certified by CGC, the world's leader in third party authentication of collectibles. The auction had a 100% sell through, a very rare occurrence for any collectibles auction.

Other highlights of the auction included:

Jimi Hendrix Fillmore East AOR 2.90 concert poster CGC graded 8.5, sold for $7,800.
Grateful Dead Carousel Ballroom concert poster CGC graded 9.8 sold for $3,300.
Bo Diddley Avalon Ballroom concert Poster CGC graded 9.8 sold for $3,900.

"These record prices are the result of independent third party authentication and grading by CGC,” added Tilson. "Collectors can bid with confidence, knowing they are receiving exactly what they bargained for. It’s really led to a massive expansion in the number of collectors participating in this marketplace. “

Psychedelic Art Exchange has published a free collector’s guide, Insider Secrets of the Vintage Concert Poster Market. To get the report, visit ConcertPosterGallery.com

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Museum-quality Grateful Dead Skeleton and Roses FD-26 concert poster will be auctioned online May 16th

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(ARTFIXdaily.com) BALTIMORE, Md. - A museum quality specimen of the legendary Grateful Dead Skeleton and Roses FD-26 concert poster is the expected star lot in an online auction hosted by Psychedelic Art Exchange (www.concertpostergallery.com). The poster has been independently authenticated and graded 9.8 by CGC, the finest quality CGC graded example ever to cross the auction block.

Bidding is now open and ends Thursday, May 16th, at 9 pm Eastern time. The poster is widely expected to exceed the world record price of $50,600 realized for a CGC graded 9.4 specimen that was also auctioned off by Psychedelic Art Exchange in a prior auction, on August 9th, 2018.

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Grateful Dead Skeleton and Roses FD-26 Concert Poster Headlines Psychedelic Art Exchange Auction

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Finest quality CGC graded specimen ever auctioned could command world record price

BALTIMORE (PRWEB) MAY 08, 2019

A museum quality specimen of the legendary Grateful Dead Skeleton and Roses FD-26 concert poster is now open for bids. The poster has been independently authenticated and graded 9.8 by CGC, the finest quality CGC graded example to ever cross the auction block.

The finest Grateful Dead Skeleton and Roses concert poster to ever appear at auction.

The finest Grateful Dead Skeleton and Roses concert poster to ever appear at auction.

The poster is offered by Psychedelic Art Exchange at https://concertpostergallery.com. Bidding is now open and ends Thursday, May 16th, at 9:00pm eastern. The poster is widely expected to exceed the world record price of $50,600 that was realized for a CGC graded 9.4 specimen that was auctioned off by Psychedelic Art Exchange on August 9, 2018.

"This is universally recognized as one of the 'Holy Grails' of the entire genre," explains Glen Trosch, President of Psychedelic Art Exchange. "That's because this poster has history, rarity, quality, and one of the most famous counter culture images, all in one mind-blowing package."

The poster was designed by legendary concert poster artists Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse. It was used to promote two Grateful Dead concerts held September 16th and 17th, 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, Ca. The famous "Skeleton and Roses" design would later be appropriated by the band as their logo.

"The quality of this poster is simply astonishing," added Trosch. "It's so bright and fresh that it's hard to believe it's over 50 years old. It's easy to understand why CGC graded it 9.8, the highest grade to ever appear at auction. That's why our phones are ringing off the hook!"

The auction also features over 200 other vintage 1960's concert posters. All of the posters have been independently authenticated and graded by CGC, the world leader for independent third party authentication and grading of collectibles. All lots are being sold unreserved and all lots have a starting bid of just $1.00. Check out the auction at https://concertpostergallery.com

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Grateful Dead 1966 Skeleton and Roses Concert Poster Brings World Record Price of $50,600 in Psychedelic Art Exchange Auction

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Records smashes as interest in vintage concert posters explodes

BALTIMORE (PRWEB) AUGUST 16, 2018

A rare 1966 Grateful Dead Skeleton and Roses concert poster realized a world record price of $50,600 in an auction held August 9, 2018 by Psychedelic Art Exchange. The poster was independently authenticated and graded by Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) as 9.4 on a scale of 10, and generated interest from collectors around the world.

This iconic Grateful Dead Concert Poster was auctioned off for a world record price of $50,600.

This iconic Grateful Dead Concert Poster was auctioned off for a world record price of $50,600.

"This is just the latest in a series of record prices we have seen recently in our auctions," stated Glen Trosch, President of Psychedelic Art Exchange. " Collectors are excited about bidding on these concert posters now that third party authentication and grading is available from CGC."

The auction featured 225 vintage concert posters and handbills that had been independently certified by CGC, the world's leader in third party authentication of collectibles. The auction had a 100% sell through, a very rare occurrence for any collectibles auction.

Other record prices that were highlights of the auction include:

Tribute to Dr. Strange 1965 Handbill CGC Graded 8.0, sold for $6,325.
Jimi Hendrix CNE Auditorium 1968 Concert Poster CGC graded 9.6 sold for $4,887.
Van Morrison Avalon Ballroom 1967 Concert poster CGC Graded 9.9 realized $546.00

"Needless to say, these record prices made our consignors very happy," added Trosch. "Our phone is ringing off the hook from long time concert poster collectors that are looking to take advantage of these new price levels. After waiting over 50 years, many believe now is the perfect time to sell. "

Psychedelic Art Exchange is now accepting consignments for its next auction scheduled for October, 2018. They have also recently published a free report, Insider Secrets of the Vintage Concert Poster Market - 2018. For more information, visit ConcertPosterGallery.com

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Grateful Dead Skeleton and Roses 1966 Concert Poster Headlines Psychedlic Art Exchange Auction

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Legendary Finest Known by Eric King Specimen expected to command world record price

BALTIMORE (PRWEB) JULY 31, 2018

The Finest Known by Eric King Specimen of the legendary 1966 Grateful Dead Skeleton and Roses FD-26 concert poster is now up for auction. The poster has been independently authenticated and graded 9.4 by CGC, the finest quality CGC graded example to ever cross the auction block.

The poster, expected to command a world record price, is offered by Psychedelic Art Exchange at https://concertpostergallery.com. Bidding is now open and ends Thursday, August 9th, at 9:00pm eastern.

The finest quality specimen of the 1966 Grateful Dead Skeleton and Roses concert poster to appear at auction

The finest quality specimen of the 1966 Grateful Dead Skeleton and Roses concert poster to appear at auction

"This is universally recognized as one of the 'Holy Grails' of the entire genre," explains Glen Trosch, President of Psychedelic Art Exchange. "That's because this poster has history, rarity, quality, and one of the most famous counter culture images, all in one mind-blowing package."

The poster was designed by legendary concert poster artists Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse. It was used to promote two Grateful Dead concerts held September 16th and 17th, 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, Ca. The famous "Skeleton and Roses" design would later be appropriated by the band as their logo.

"The quality of this poster is simply astonishing," added Trosch. "It's so bright and fresh that it's hard to believe it's almost 52 years old. It's easy to understand why CGC graded it 9.4, the highest grade to appear at auction. But what's even more impressive is that Eric King, the man that literally wrote the book, says this is the finest quality specimen he has seen in the past five decades. That's why our phones are ringing off the hook!"

Eric King is the famous concert poster expert, researcher and author of "The Collector's Guide to Psychedelic Rock Concert Posters and Handbills, 1966-1973." On the back of the poster King has inscribed, "In terms of condition, this is the best copy I have ever seen."

The auction also features over 200 other vintage 1960's concert posters. All of the posters have been independently authenticated and graded by CGC, the world leader for independent third party authentication and grading of collectibles. All lots are being sold unreserved and all lots have a starting bid of just $1.00. Check out the auction at https://concertpostergallery.com

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