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Rare Grateful Dead items up for auction
More than 100 rare items from the Grateful Dead are up for auction. The widow of the band's longtime lawyer is selling items she collected over a span of 30 years.
Items include Jerry Garcia signed artwork, invitations to his wedding and backstage passes, as well as a unique set of banners used as the backdrops for 88 concerts around the world.
One of the larger pieces of memorabilia is a set of banners used as the backdrops for 88 concerts around the world and a poster from a Lake Tahoe show in 1968, when tickets cost only $3.50 at the door.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports some of the items are expected to go for as much as $100,000 when they’re sold online by a Reno art gallery and auction house. The auction ends December 9.
About the lawyer, Hal Kant, the Journal wrote: "Hal, who represented everyone from Janis Joplin to Sonny and Cher, served primarily as counsel for the Dead, considered the titans of tie-dye and pioneers of psychedelic jams. The attorney was one of the first lawyers in the 1960s to represent the artists instead of the industry. “
The auction also includes two golf bags, one signed by Alice Cooper.
For more information contact the Hudson Stremmel Gallery in Reno, Nevada