From the Vault: Property from the Grateful Dead and Friends

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Datum der Auktion: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Ken Kesey and Ram Rod | “Can You Pass the Acid Test?

Property of Strider Shurtliff Ken Kesey and Ram RodReproduction goldenrod “Can You Pass the Acid Test?” poster, [ca. 1980] Printed poster (21.75 x 16.5’’). Reproduction of original goldenrod “Acid Test Poster”, printed in black on yellow paper. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. From

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Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Owsley "Bear" Stanley | The alchemist's tools

Property of Strider Shurtliff Owsley “Bear” StanleyThe last remnants of Owsley’s clandestine LSD lab Glass beaker, glass bottle with red and green stripes, glass bottle with “Champion Concentrated Embalming Fluid” printed label, Pyrex beaker, glass rods, metal stem, two thermometers; worn from use

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Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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(Lawrence “Ram Rod” Shurtliff) | Ram Rod’s Merry Pranksters jumpsuit, ca...

Property of Strider Shurtliff (Lawrence “Ram Rod” Shurtliff) Ram Rod’s Merry Pranksters jumpsuit, ca. 1966 White cotton coveralls (size 42 long). Embellished by hand with orange, yellow, and pink Day Glo paint, “Ram Rod” written in red and blue on the proper left front pocket, “road” written in

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Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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[Avalon Ballroom] | Handbills from the height of the psychedelic revolution

Property of Strider Shurtliff [Avalon Ballroom]A collection of 54 handbills, ca. 1966-1969 Printed handbills (various sizes, but most 7 x 5’’). Printed in numerous colors with different elaborate poster art and illustrations on each; some occasional wear, short marginal tears, and browning, but

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Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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[Hells Angels] | Party stereo system — including the earliest Grateful Dead...

Property of Steve Parish [Hells Angels] Party stereo system from the Hell’s Angels, a gift from the Grateful Dead to the Club Lot includes: Sansui 4 channel 130 watt receiver in wooden case. — 2 Klipsch La ScalasSpeakers, painted black, with Grateful Dead spray painted in green, “Support Your Local

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Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Grateful Dead | The earliest surviving Grateful Dead road case

Property of Grateful Dead Productions Grateful DeadWilliam Bal rolling equipment case, “Number 24,” ca.1968 Road case (30 x 17 x 12’’). Metal-reinforced black fiberboard, with “GD 24” painted on top and “Grateful Dead Fragile” stenciled front and back. With guitar cords and patch cables stored

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Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Jerry Garcia | Jerry’s original twin

Property of Grateful Dead Productions Jerry GarciaFender Twin Reverb Blackface, modified with Gauss Speakers, used just prior to the Wall of Sound Speaker shell (9 x 26 x 20”). Fender Electric Instrument Co., black tolex and pine, “G9” painted on top, with custom speaker mount by Steve Parish for 2

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Jerry Garcia | A veteran of too many gigs to count...

Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia’s cigarette-burned Fender Twin Shell, ca. 1969 Pinewood frame and black Tolex covering (20 x 26.25 x 10’’), metal tilt back legs, with “Toronto No Smoking Ordinance” affixed to side, with amplifier and speaker removed by Steve Parish. "Big" Steve Parish: “Jerry had this

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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[Power Amplifier] | Owsley’s early sound experiments, used at Altamont

Property of Strider Shurtliff [Power Amplifier]McIntosh 50W2 Amplifier & power supply Monaural power amplifier (6.75 x 8.1 x 5.25’’). Grey hammertone finish, 50 watts, with power supply. Tubes: 2-6L6G/1614 output, 2-12AX7, 2-6J5, 2-5U4. Worn from use. Produced by McIntosh from January 1951-August

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Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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[Power Amplifier] | Owsley’s early sound experiments, used at Altamont

Property of Strider Shurtliff [Power Amplifier]McIntosh 50W2 Amplifier & power supply Monaural power amplifier (6.75 x 8.1 x 5.25’’). Grey hammertone finish, 50 watts, with power supply. Tubes: 2-6L6G/1614 output, 2-12AX7, 2-6J5, 2-5U4. Worn from use. Produced by McIntosh from January 1951-August

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Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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[Power Amplifier] | MI-200, used at Altamont

Property of Strider Shurtliff [Power Amplifier]McIntosh MI-200 amplifier & power supply, ca. 1960s Monaural power amplifier (8.5 x 10.5 x 19’’). Grey hammertone finish, 200 watts, with power supply, wth M168 output transformer. Tubes: 2-8005 output, 2-6BX7, 2-6AV5, 12AU7, 12AX7, 2-5Y3, 4-5U4. Serial

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Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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[Power Amplifier] | MI-200, used at Altamont

Property of Strider Shurtliff [Power Amplifier]McIntosh MI-200 amplifier & power supply, ca. 1960s Monaural power amplifier (8.5 x 10.5 x 19’’). Grey hammertone finish, 200 watts, with power supply, wth M168 output transformer. Tubes: 2-8005 output, 2-6BX7, 2-6AV5, 12AU7, 12AX7, 2-5Y3, 4-5U4. Serial

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Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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[Power Amplifier] | Part of Owsley’s P.A. experiments, used at Altamont

Property of Strider Shurtliff [Power Amplifier]McIntosh MC-30 Monaural power amplifier (8 x 8 x 13’’). Chrome and black chassis, 300 watts. Tubes: 2-1641 output, 2-12AX7, 12AU7, 12BH7, 5U4. With power supply. Worn and rusted. A scarce early McIntosh tube amp Produced from July 1954-1962, MC-30’s

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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[Power Amplifier] | Part of Owsley’s P.A. experiments, used at Altamont

Property of Strider Shurtliff [Power Amplifier]McIntosh MC-30 Monaural power amplifier (8 x 8 x 13’’). Chrome and black chassis, 300 watts. Tubes: 2-1641 output, 2-12AX7, 12AU7, 12BH7, 5U4. With power supply. Worn and rusted. A scarce early McIntosh tube amp Produced from July 1954-1962, MC-30’s

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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[Power Amplifier] | Part of Owsley’s P.A. experiments, used at Altamont

Property of Strider Shurtliff [Power Amplifier]McIntosh MC-30 Monaural power amplifier (8 x 8 x 13’’). Chrome and black chassis, 300 watts. Tubes: 2-1641 output, 2-12AX7, 12AU7, 12BH7, 5U4. With power supply. Worn and rusted. An early McIntosh tube amp Produced from July 1954-1962, MC-30’s were

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Altec Lansing | H-811 Tweeter used at Altamont

Property of Strider Shurtliff Altec LansingH-811 Tweeter, from the Dead’s early live set up, ca. 1969 Green metal horn tweeter (17 x 17 x 9”) in original finish. Before the Wall of Sound and used at Altamont These horn tweeters were standard in the iconic Altec Lansing Voice of the Theater speakers

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Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart | Rotating sound synthesizer pedal, used by...

Property of Grateful Dead Productions Jerry Garcia and Mickey HartMorley rotating sound synthesizer pedal, ca. 1970 Synthesizer pedal (13 x 6.5 x 6”), white tape labeled “Thumb Piano” on top. Serial number: 16897. Used by Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart in the Grateful Dead This was Morley’s attempt at

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Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Owsley "Bear" Stanley | Wardrobe case, for Nudie suits and to hide his...

Property of Grateful Dead Productions Owsley "Bear" StanleyWardrobe case, used to carry Grateful Dead stage outfits and percussion Red and black vintage steamer trunk (23 x 28 x 46”), with old Cunard stickers, tape labeled “Hart” on side. “Big” Steve Parish: “This is a trunk that was Owsley’s, he

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Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Lawrence “Ram Rod” Shurtliff | His reel-to-reel, used by Owsley Stanley and...

Property of Strider Shurtliff Lawrence “Ram Rod” ShurtliffSony TC-770 Reel to Reel Portable Tape Recorder, ca. 1969 Tape recorder (12 x 11 x 6’’). With two “Good Old Grateful Dead” stickers, one “Keep on Trucking” sticker, and one Rhode Island sticker. A conveniently sized and sleek battery-powered

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Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Ron “Pigpen” McKernan | Shirt worn onstage at Sound Storm, 1970

Property of Strider Shurtliff Ron “Pigpen” McKernan Fillmore West Jersey, worn by Pigpen at the Sound Storm Festival, Wisconsin, 26 April 1970 Purple cotton jersey, “Fillmore West” and illustration of a middle finger screen-printed on the front; worn, print a bit faded, a few stains. Worn on stage

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Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Lawrence “Ram Rod” Shurtliff | “Give me an A to tune to”

Property of Strider Shurtliff Lawrence “Ram Rod” ShurtliffYamaha P-T4 Chromatic Octave Tuning Scope, used by Ram Rod with the Grateful Dead, ca. early 1970s Piano tuner (11 x 6 x 9”) in original brown leather case, with blue leather buckled bag. “Big” Steve Parish: “In the late 1960’s when the band

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Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 700 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Grateful Dead | “Business always had to be conducted”

Grateful DeadTyping table from the Grateful Dead offices in San Rafael Metal rolling typing table (36 x 25’’) with fold down sides, with Grateful Dead sticker. Used in the Grateful Dead office throughout the 1970’s, first at their Lincoln St address. “Big” Steve Parish: “This typing table was used

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Courtenay Pollock | Stage-used “Geometriart” tie-dye speaker cover, ca...

Property of Steve Parish Courtenay PollockTie-dye speaker cover, ca. 1971 Speaker cover (30 x 24’’). Tie-dyed cloth mounted on wooden frame; a few closed tears, soiling. A quintessential piece of the Dead’s live shows In 1968 the Dead’s long-time friend, first roadie, and one time sound engineer

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Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Courtenay Pollock | Stage-used “Geometriart” tie-dye speaker covers, ca...

Property of Steve Parish Courtenay PollockTie-dye speaker covers, ca. 1971 Two speaker covers (each 30 x 24’’). Tie-dyed cloth mounted on wooden frames. One with three closed tears, exposure at corners, separating from wood at upper left corner, soiling; the other with a small hole at center, a few

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Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Grateful Dead, and New Riders of the Purple Sage | Vintage concert poster...

Property of Strider Shurtliff Grateful Dead, and New Riders of the Purple Sage Vintage concert poster, for a cancelled Seattle show, 1971 Printed poster (22 x 14.25"). Printed in red and blue on brown paper, with a large illustration of the Dead at head, “Grateful Dead” and “New Riders of the Purple

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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[Jerry Garcia] | Garcia’s mixing board, from his Stinson Beach home

Property of Steve Parish [Jerry Garcia]Mixing board, ca. 1971 Wood console (12.25 x 40 x 32.75”) with four panels of knobs and level meters, mostly stripped. From his Stinson Beach home, “Sans Souci” Garcia lived in the bucolic Stinson Beach house, which he dubbed “Sans Souci,” for seven years in

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Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Electromusic/CBS | Leslie preamp, ca. 1965

Property of Grateful Dead Productions Electromusic/CBSLeslie Combo Preamp II Footswitch for Rotating Speaker, ca. 1965 Preamp (10 x 11 x 3”). Model 44370. Some time in the 1960s, the team at Leslie determined that the growing rock scene was an untapped market for the unique sound of their rotating

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Jerry Garcia | One of the rarest vintage guitar effects

Property of Grateful Dead Productions Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia’s Ludwig Phase II Synthesizer Guitar Pedal, ca. 1970 Guitar pedal housed in a metal flip-top box (12 x 11 x 6’’). With “Good Old Grateful Dead” decal on top and two Skull and Stars decals, one on main panel, one on the underside of

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Bob Thomas | Steal Your Face logo, printed by Thomas and given to Ram Rod

Property of Strider Shurtliff Bob ThomasSteal Your Face wood block print, signed and numbered Color print (16.375 x 13.5’’). Large woodblock print of the Steal Your Face logo in red, blue, and black at center, numbered and signed “Test Block. Proof No. 11 of 50, from the original design by myself

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Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021

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Herb Greene [photographer] — [Grateful Dead] | Portrait of the Dead, signed

Property of Strider Shurtliff Herb Greene [photographer] — [Grateful Dead]Photographic portrait, signed, ca. 1990s Photographic print (14 x 11’’). Black and white portrait of the Grateful Dead at the Haight-Ashbury Street intersection, with “Grateful Dead” in Greene’s hand, and signed “H. Greene” at

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Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 07.10.2021 - 14.10.2021