Jerry Garcia – Garcia-Owned Test Pressing ‘Run for the Roses’ LP / Multiple COAs

Jerry Garcia’s personal test pressing of his 1982 solo album Run For the Roses.  This test pressing was sold by Garcia’s widow, Deborah Koons Garcia, at a Bonhams auction of Garcia’s personal property.

With a letter from Bonhams confirming that this test pressing was part of Lot 344 of the all-Garcia sale Alligator! A San Francisco Rock Star’s Guitars, Art & More, and was ‘formerly the property of Jerry Garcia’, the original Bonhams exhibition card, a copy of the relevant catalog page, and Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity [Note: this disc was part of a lot that included other discs, but we are only selling the test pressing pictured here.]

Also included is a copy of the limited edition chapbook Why I Collect Beat-Up Old Records Owned by Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and members of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground and Grateful Dead, by Recordmecca’s Jeff Gold; published by Jack White’s Third Man Books.  In it, Gold discusses the mojo of collecting artist-owned records, including others from Jerry Garcia’s collection.

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