This is one
of the very popular early Fillmore images. This is the first
appearance of the peace sign on a Fillmore poster. The
appearance of the Grateful Dead at these shows has only increased
In our opinion, this is the most difficult Fillmore poster to distinguish
printings. There are several different paper stocks that were
used, and even more shades of gray that occupy this posters background.
There are four distinct variations of the original BG 38 poster,
three of which are listed in Eric King's Guide, and the fourth of
which is now on his website.
We decided to send all of our BG 38 posters to Eric King to sort
through, and help differentiate originals from reprints. Which
he has, and on each and every BG 38 poster that we are offering,
he has indicated on the back (in pencil) whether or not the poster
is an original, and if so, which type/variation that it is.
If you buy a BG 38 first print poster on our website, you will be
receiving a poster that has been authenticated by Eric King to be
an original. We thought that this was the safest way to go
on this very confusing poster. All variations of the BG 38-1
poster measure approx. 13 1/2" x 21".
The second print poster, which was most probably printed in 1967,
was printed on a sturdy index paper stock, and also measures approx.
13 1/2" x 21".
The original blank back handbill was printed prior to the shows,
and measures approx. 5" x 8".
The postcard measures approx. 5" x 8", and was most likely
printed in 1967.
Bill Graham authorized the printing of all of the early Fillmore