Near Mint (NM): A poster that is close to perfect and that there are no noticeable defects to describe. In the case of postcards or handbills, this grade denotes an item that is essentially perfect. The original poster was printed on vellum and measures approximately 14 x 20.The notation The Bindweed Press San Francisco appears immediately above the right side of the ticket strip. Many originals show some degree of over-inking. The second print poster was printed on vellum and measures approximately 14 x 20.
The notation 26(2) appears in the lower left corner, as well as the Bindweed credit. The third print poster was printed on uncoated index stock and measures approximately 14 x 20. The notation 26(3) appears in the lower left corner. In addition to these authorized printings, there are three other authorized reprints.
There are seven different forgeries of this poster, all of which are listed in the guide by Eric King. By far, the most common is the unauthorized reprint that does not have the Bindweed credit and also eliminates the Mouse! Another commonly seen forgery is the one that bears the San Francisco Poster Co.
The original handbill poster was printed on thin paper and measures approximately 8 x 11. The item "Original FD26 Grateful Dead Avalon Ballroom Skeleton Roses 1st Print Handbill" is in sale since Saturday, February 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists G\Grateful Dead\Posters".
The seller is "cozmicshop" and is located in Salem, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.