Up for your consideration is an Original Mint condition Acid Test Poster. This is NOT a Handbill. This is only the second one to ever turn up and it would grade an exceptional 9.4-9.6 Mint State.It has only a slight flaw, being a minor crease, not fully bent, in the upper right corner. I obtained this piece from the artist Paul Foster's good friend, many years ago. The only other one I have ever seen was not in very good shape, and I have included a picture of it in this listing. This poster is 10 13/16" x 14". Here is the information about this item which is not very well known. The original large version of this poster measures 17" by 22", and was printed in Dec, 1965. For one of these you would expect to pay at least 12k, and those goldenrods are said to number almost 50 or so. A white version or blue one would fetch close to 20k. This poster being offered here was printed in Oct.
1966 by the artist Paul Foster. He only made a few of these and only 2 are known to have survived. This is the nicer one of the two. This is printed on very thin stock paper, and it has a slight "cream tan" to the paper color. This is guaranteed 100% original.
At the same time these were made, a thicker paper version was made and handed out to attendees at the Acid Test Graduation. These are 10 13/16" by 17" and there are approx. 10 or so known to exist.
I'm considered to be one of the top, if not the premiere experts on this particular poster. I was responsible for all of the top experts and dealers that this poster was actually made by Paul Foster when it was the consensus that Norman Hartweg had created it. Lee had a clear memory of it and had his diploma along with the original poster he was given by Paul. Paul had asked Lee to help him hand them out and was given two of them that night.
This is a top level investment, and sure to increase quite considerably in the future. Acid test memorabilia has the fastest rising value of all rock and roll collectables.
This item is 100% guaranteed by me to be authentic. The item "Original First Print Grateful Dead Acid Test Concert Poster NOT Handbill Mint" is in sale since Wednesday, March 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists G\Grateful Dead\Posters". The seller is "postertrip" and is located in Oakland, California. This item can be shipped to United States.