LA Times: Grateful Dead auction offers ultra-rare artifacts, merch and drug ephemera

Yes a little off topic but totally on topic at the same time…

The La Times reports

For Deadheads with access to money, today’s morning dew could taste particularly sweet.

The Grateful Dead and members of its inner circle will begin auctioning off, through Sotheby’s, an astounding array of musical instruments, gear, clothing and memorabilia from across the band’s storied career.

Called “From the Vault: Property From the Grateful Dead and Friends,” the 228 lots offer more than enough temptation for any self-respecting Deadhead to rationalize dipping into investment funds — or maxing out the credit card.

Per the Sotheby’s catalog, the weeklong auction, which ends Oct. 14, features items from the collections of Grateful Dead Productions and some of its closest affiliates, and includes “stage equipment from all eras of Dead tours including surviving components from the legendary Wall of Sound, and items from crew members ‘Big’ Steve Parish, Laurence ‘Ram Rod’ Shurtliff, and t-shirts from the band’s longest serving sound engineer Dan Healy.”


If we had the cash we’d buy..




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