From the May 20, 2015, Chicago Tribune "Auctioneer devastated by theft of Dead work" by Erin Chan Ding.
Well, it was supposed to be all peaceful and festive with the auction of Grateful Dead memorabilia to take place here in McHenry County at the Donley Auction Dervices in Union, Illinois. But some spoil sport has ruined it and stolen some $75,000 worth of stuff.There were some 700 items to be at auction on the Grateful Dead Family Jubilee Auction, set to coincide with the group's 50th anniversary of formation.
Stolen items include a 1966 original silk screen of a skeleton with roses enhanced by artist Stanley Mouse with a reserve set at $25,000. The other items are a 1986 German promoter poster, a 1986 Statue of Liberty tour poster and a 1966 serigraph signed by Wes Wilson.
Not a Nice Dead Thing to Do. --RoadDog
SOME FUNNY SAYINGS: He often broke into song because he couldn't find the key.
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