A Rock Scully metal attaché case used to transport important items for The Grateful Dead while on to
Lot 8
A Rock Scully metal attaché case used to transport important items for The Grateful Dead while on tour, 1960s-1980s
Sold for US$ 33,000 inc. premium
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A Rock Scully metal attaché case used to transport important items for The Grateful Dead while on to A Rock Scully metal attaché case used to transport important items for The Grateful Dead while on to A Rock Scully metal attaché case used to transport important items for The Grateful Dead while on to A Rock Scully metal attaché case used to transport important items for The Grateful Dead while on to A Rock Scully metal attaché case used to transport important items for The Grateful Dead while on to
Lot Details
A Rock Scully metal attaché case used to transport important items for The Grateful Dead while on tour, 1960s-1980s
A small silver metal security case with two flip locks, a combination lock-dial, and a manufacturer's label reading "Zero / Halliburton / Silver / Reg. 5484" that Scully bought in 1967 and used until 1985 to carry around documents and other "vital" things for the band while on tour; outside of case is adorned with dozens of Grateful Dead-related stickers amassed over the decades by Scully; inside has a faux black leather interior with compartments and pockets further embellished with sticker art; a number of items Scully left inside the case are still there: concert tickets, backstage passes, all access passes, etc.; a luggage tag attached to outside handle reads "Rock Scully / 1016 Lincoln Avenue / San Rafael, CA 94901." Included is a reprinted black and white photograph showing Scully, Garcia and others inside 710 Ashbury Street in 1967 with this then-new case (before all the stickers) resting in front of the fireplace.
13 x 17 x 4in

Footnotes

  • "Over the years, this case acquired so many layers of every sort of tour-related sticker that, in my mind, it has become an iconic piece of Grateful Dead history and a rock-and-roll 'art object.' This was the case that carried the 'big bucks' and consequently ended up being kept in my flight case 'office-on-stage' [see next LOT 9] where it could be protected. My visits to the box office were done with a far less visible brief case."
    -Rock Scully
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