Thats because Laurence Ram Rod Shurtliffs collection of things from his days as Grateful Deads road manager are being auctioned off in San Francisco beginning tomorrow (May 8).
Among the collection are hot items like two of Jerry Garcias guitars a Travis Bean guitar valued at a cool $300,000 and a Doug Irwin guitar thats going for $120,000.
During his stint as a Grateful roadie, Shurtliff amassed lots of band memorabilia, including a speaker from the Wall Of Sound, giant psychedelic prop umbrellas, and even an item that held the Deads special valuables which Shurtliff owned until his dying day.
Bonhams and Butterfields auction house spokeswoman, Margaret Barrett says Shurtliff transported the bands personal stash in a Halliburton metal case that is both x-ray-proof and sniff-proof.
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