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". This is not the larger version of the poster which measure approx. 17" x 22" and it's also not the Miniature Version printed on thick stock paper which measure 10 13/16 x 17.Original First Print Large versions sell for a minimum of 15k and there are dozens of them out there. White ones, not so many as goldenrods, but still number over 6 or 7. This poster is a THIN paper printing from the Original pressing of the smaller version posters handed out at the Acid Test Graduation which are usually on much thicker paper. This poster was printed at the end of 1966, prior to the graduation at the same time as the thicker, larger versions. However, there are only 2 known thin paper versions on the smaller paper size (10 13/16" x 14") as I have listed here.
The Graduation Handout as I call it now sells for between 4k and 6k, depending on the condition and I have not seen many sales of this piece. I was the one who not only discovered that Paul Foster printed this poster when all the top dealers and collectors assumed it was Norman Hartweg, but I'm also the person who proved that the Miniature Version was handed out in 1966, when it was assumed by top experts to have been printed in 1987 by Norman Hartweg. Needless to say at this point, I know my Acid Test Posters very well.
I can assure you another one of these will not turn up again, for a long, long, time. I'm also confident, if one does, it will never come close to the condition of this one. This is a true HOLY GRAIL Psychedelic Grateful Dead collectable and a chance of a lifetime to acquire an investment grade acid test poster. Everyone who collects rock and roll posters understand by now, there are collectable posters and then there are Acid Test Holy Grail collectables. This is one of those in the second category.The item "Original First Print Grateful Dead Acid Test Poster NOT Handbill Mint Condition" is in sale since Saturday, March 2, 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.