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1966 Beatles Shea Stadium concert poster, $275,000

Beatles concert poster sets new world auction record at Heritage

1966 Beatles Shea Stadium concert poster, $275,000

1966 Beatles Shea Stadium concert poster, $275,000

DALLAS – The most iconic concert poster of all time is now the most expensive concert poster of all time. On April 16, during Heritage Auctions’ latest Music Memorabilia Signature® Auction, the stunning bright-yellow slab of cardboard promoting the Beatles’ August 23, 1966, concert at New York’s Shea Stadium sold for $275,000 to set a new auction record. That shatters the previous high-water mark of $150,000 shared by both the Shea Stadium poster (set in November) and another advertising Hank Williams’ two concerts scheduled for New Year’s Day 1953 at the Canton Memorial Auditorium in Ohio (established last May).

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1966 Beatles Shea Stadium concert poster, $150,000

Beatles concert poster sells for $150K, ties world auction record

1966 Beatles Shea Stadium concert poster, $150,000

1966 Beatles Shea Stadium concert poster, $150,000

DALLAS — It has always been the most famous concert poster in the world: The Beatles at Shea Stadium, on Aug. 23, 1966. But during Heritage Auctions‘ Nov. 6 Music Memorabilia & Concert Posters Signature® Auction, an example of the bright yellow cardboard advert featuring the Fab Four tied the record for the world’s most expensive concert poster, selling for $150,000.
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1970 double-bill poster for The Kinks and Elton John, est. $125-$250

Jasper52 to auction vintage psychedelic rock posters, Nov. 14

1970 double-bill poster for The Kinks and Elton John, est. $125-$250

1970 double-bill poster for The Kinks and Elton John, est. $125-$250

NEW YORK – On Sunday, November 14, starting at 2 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will host a sale of Vintage Psychedelic Rock n Roll posters. The 237-lot lineup spans the 1960s to the present, and includes selections such as a 1966 Chet Helms and Wes Wilson lithograph design for a King Kong Memorial Dance; a 1967 poster published by Bill Graham touting a San Francisco appearance by the Byrds, Electric Flag, and B.B. King; a 1969 black-and-white Rolling Stones concert poster; a 1970 lithograph advertising a double bill of Elton John and the Kinks; a poster for a 1969 show at the Fillmore West with Santana as the main act; and a 1999 poster for a Counting Crows performance in San Francisco presented by Bill Graham. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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In May 2021, a 1953 Hank Williams poster touting an Ohio show that he would not live to play sold for $150,000 and a new world auction record. The November 6 auction contains another copy estimated at $80,000-$120,000.

Beatles, Hank Williams & Grateful Dead posters headline at Heritage, Nov. 6

Exceptionally scarce original concert posters for The Beatles, the Grateful Dead and Hank Williams – examples of which have held the world auction record for the category during the last two years – will all appear in a Nov. 6 auction in Dallas.

Exceptionally scarce original concert posters for The Beatles, the Grateful Dead and Hank Williams – examples of which have held the world auction record for the category during the last two years – have all been consigned to a November 6 auction in Dallas.

DALLAS — During the last two years, The Beatles, Hank Williams and the Grateful Dead have each held the distinction of being the subjects of some of the world’s most expensive concert posters. This weekend, for the first time, the trio of immortals go head-to-head-to-head in a concert-poster auction for the ages. On Nov. 6, Heritage Auctions hosts its latest Music Memorabilia & Concert Posters Signature® Auction, easily the most star-studded event in the auction house’s history, in large part because of the trio of history-makers being offered among the nearly 120 posters available. It will be a race to the top. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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