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Grateful Dead Memorabilia

Known for their instinctive improvisations and psychedelic folk-to-electric style, the Grateful Dead is a group that defined the '60s, creating a massive following of fans also known as “Deadheads.” For 30 years, the group toured extensively, performing for capacity crowds and enjoying commercial success with both music and merchandising.

Founded in 1965, the Grateful Dead had five original members, vocalist-guitarist Jerry Garcia, vocalist-guitarist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh, drummer Bill Kreutzman, and keyboardist Ron “Pigpen” McKenna. A second lineup brought Micky Hart on drums and Tom Constanten on the keyboard, plus other talented artists. Over the band’s career, combined members recorded a total of 15 studio albums and performed at over 2,000 concerts. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, but disbanded the following year after the Jerry Garcia passed away. Remaining band members continued playing music after his death and continued on with successful group and solo careers.

For a collector looking to invest in Grateful Dead memorabilia, the availability of merchandise is abundant, especially with t-shirts and vinyl. Collectors can expect to pay high prices for older posters, original art, and band members’ autographs.


Quick Facts

  • The Grateful Dead’s May 1977 concert at Cornell University’s Barton Hall is preserved in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry
  • Filmmaker Martin Scorsese is producing a documentary about the Grateful Dead
  • In April 2015, nearly $75,000 of Grateful Dead memorabilia was stolen from an Illinois auction house. It was awaiting shipment out of the facility when it was stolen

Recommended Items at Auction

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Poster signed by Grateful Dead members
Dec 01, 11:00 AM PST
Poster signed by Grateful Dead members
by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
Est: $300- $500
$1602 Bids
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Grateful Dead band signed 8"x10" photograph (5 signatures).
Dec 12, 11:00 AM EST
Grateful Dead band signed 8"x10" photograph (5 signatures).
by Hunt Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$1001 Bid
Rare Bill Graham Presents 1967
Dec 01, 11:00 AM PST
Rare Bill Graham Presents 1967
by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$2,0001 Bid
Twelve Grateful Dead posters
Dec 01, 11:00 AM PST
Twelve Grateful Dead posters
by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
Grateful Dead - Jerry Garcia Signed Photo / Concert Ticket / Pick / VIP Pass
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CST
Grateful Dead - Jerry Garcia Signed Photo / Concert Ticket / Pick / VIP Pass
by Link Auction Galleries
Est: $400- $500
$2001 Bid
Biffle's Grateful Dead, 2015 in Chicago 1/2015
Dec 01, 11:00 AM PST
Biffle's Grateful Dead, 2015 in Chicago 1/2015
by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Greatful Dead flyer signed by Stanley Mouse
Dec 01, 11:00 AM PST
Greatful Dead flyer signed by Stanley Mouse
by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
Signed by David Singer - final Fillmore West shows
Dec 01, 11:00 AM PST
Signed by David Singer - final Fillmore West shows
by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
Est: $500- $800
$2500 Bids
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VINTAGE GRATEFUL DEAD ORIGINAL CONCERT POSTER ( 20TH ANNIVERSARY)
Dec 02, 3:00 PM EST
VINTAGE GRATEFUL DEAD ORIGINAL CONCERT POSTER ( 20TH ANNIVERSARY)
by Activity Auctions
Est: $1,200- $2,000
$2500 Bids
Grateful Dead 2015 signed by Kyle Baker
Dec 01, 11:00 AM PST
Grateful Dead 2015 signed by Kyle Baker
by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Grateful Dead/Vanilla Fudge Double Poster 1968
Dec 01, 11:00 AM PST
Grateful Dead/Vanilla Fudge Double Poster 1968
by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
Grateful Dead at Stockton Ballroom, 1967
Dec 01, 11:00 AM PST
Grateful Dead at Stockton Ballroom, 1967
by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
Est: $500- $800
$2500 Bids
6 original Grateful Dead handbills
Dec 01, 11:00 AM PST
6 original Grateful Dead handbills
by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Graetful Dead Nassau Coliseum 1st
Dec 01, 11:00 AM PST
Graetful Dead Nassau Coliseum 1st
by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
Est: $500- $800
$2500 Bids
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GRATEFUL DEAD PHILADELPHIA 2011 ORIGINAL SILKSCREEN CONCERT POSTER (16X21)
Dec 06, 5:00 PM EST
GRATEFUL DEAD PHILADELPHIA 2011 ORIGINAL SILKSCREEN CONCERT POSTER (16X21)
by Activity Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$1000 Bids
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Jeff Bridges Rare Signed Acoustic Guitar With Hand Drawn Sketch (JSA COA)
Dec 06, 5:00 PM EST
Jeff Bridges Rare Signed Acoustic Guitar With Hand Drawn Sketch (JSA COA)
by Activity Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$6000 Bids
Dead promo signed by Mouse and Kelly
Dec 01, 11:00 AM PST
Dead promo signed by Mouse and Kelly
by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
Est: $500- $800
$2500 Bids
Fried-signed translucent Grateful Dead poster
Dec 01, 11:00 AM PST
Fried-signed translucent Grateful Dead poster
by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$2,0000 Bids
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BOB WEIR SIGNED THE GRATEFUL DEAD & COMPANY POSTER (PSA COA)
Dec 02, 3:00 PM EST
BOB WEIR SIGNED THE GRATEFUL DEAD & COMPANY POSTER (PSA COA)
by Activity Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$7000 Bids
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Original Grateful Dead Poster 1985 Logo Blue Background Vintage Print
Dec 02, 3:00 PM EST
Original Grateful Dead Poster 1985 Logo Blue Background Vintage Print
by Activity Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$1500 Bids
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VTG 1993 ORIGINAL GRATEFUL DEAD NYE "LETS GO TO HAWAII INSTEAD" CONCERT POSTER
Dec 02, 3:00 PM EST
VTG 1993 ORIGINAL GRATEFUL DEAD NYE "LETS GO TO HAWAII INSTEAD" CONCERT POSTER
by Activity Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$1500 Bids

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