Grateful Dead Honolulu Poster sells for over $32K

In a result that must have surprised even the experienced staff of SF Rock Posters, their latest auction, called “The HeArt of Rock and Roll,” ended up with a whopping high bid of $32,550.00 for an uncut proof poster of the famous Grateful Dead performance in Honolulu in 1970.  With Buyer’s Fee, the total cost is $35,805.00.

Is this close to a new record for a non-Beatles concert poster?

Link here.



Record Collector Stole Friend’s Rare Vinyls and Sold Them for £500

Another cautionary tale for collectors. No, it’s not that you can’t trust another record collector. It’s because of this: “The case was adjourned as there was confusion about the amount of records stolen.” If there had been an authoritative catalog or list of the collection, there would be no problem identifying the missing items. Get that list done now!

Side Comment: The use of the word “vinyl” for “record” is matched in vulgarity only by the simply awful plural form, “vinyls.”