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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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Four-page 1815 letter written by Ludwig von Beethoven, $251,240

Beethoven 4-page letter earns $251K at RR Auction

Four-page 1815 letter written by Ludwig von Beethoven, $251,240

Four-page 1815 letter written by Ludwig van Beethoven, $251,240

BOSTON – A handwritten letter by Ludwig van Beethoven sold for $251,240 at RR Auction on April 13. The four-page letter was rendered in German and dated September 24, 1815. Beethoven wrote it to his librettist, the court poet Friedrich Treitschke, asking him to help secure 200 gold ducats in payment for their planned opera Romulus und Remus. The letter read in part: “Many sacrifices I have willingly made and am making for the sake of my art.”

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Four-page 1815 letter written by Ludwig von Beethoven, est. $300,000-$500,000

Beethoven handwritten letter could earn $500K at RR Auction, April 13

Four-page 1815 letter written by Ludwig von Beethoven, est. $300,000-$500,000

Four-page 1815 letter written by Ludwig von Beethoven, est. $300,000-$500,000

BOSTON – RR Auction‘s April 13 Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale will be led by a four-page handwritten letter by Ludwig van Beethoven about a proposed composition. The letter by Beethoven to his librettist, the court poet Friedrich Treitschke, asks him to help secure two hundred gold ducats in payment for their planned opera Romulus und Remus. It emphasizes the “many sacrifices I have willingly made and am making for my art.” It carries an estimate of $300,000-$500,000. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Multi-colored vinyl pressing of Bob Dylan’s 17th LP, Desire, est. $800-$1,200. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Vinyl Valhalla: Heritage offers peerless record collection, March 12-13

Multi-colored vinyl pressing of Bob Dylan’s 17th LP, Desire, est. $800-$1,200. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Multi-colored vinyl pressing of Bob Dylan’s 17th LP, Desire, est. $800-$1,200. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS — Heritage Auctions will present the David Swartz Vintage Vinyl Collection Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature® Auction on Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 13, featuring 365 items from Swartz’s impressive collection. In addition to rare recordings by Bob Dylan, the Beatles and other headliners, auction highlights include the original, uncensored version of David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs from 1974, the unique unassembled production sleeve originally made for the Rolling Stones’ 1968 Street Fighting Man single and an ultra-rare copy of the 1962 Tony Sheridan and the Beatles 7-inch My Bonnie single. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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1872 letter written by Karl Marx to his French publisher, est. $300,000-$500,000

Karl Marx letter could bring $500K at RR Auction, March 9

1872 letter written by Karl Marx to his French publisher, est. $300,000-$500,000

1872 letter written by Karl Marx to his French publisher, est. $300,000-$500,000

BOSTON – RR Auction‘s Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale, concluding on Wednesday, March 9, boasts more than 900 outstanding lots relating to great figures in world history and culture. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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One side of the double-sided receipt signed twice by Johann Sebastian Bach, $400,000

Twice-signed Bach receipt in RR sale crescendoes at $400K

Receipt signed twice by Johann Sebastian Bach, $400,000

Receipt signed twice by Johann Sebastian Bach, $400,000

BOSTON – An excessively rare handwritten receipt by composer Johann Sebastian Bach sold for $400,000 at RR Auction on February 9.

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Copy of ‘Please Please Me’ signed by all four Beatles, $31,251

Beatles-signed album achieves $31K at RR Auction

Copy of ‘Please Please Me’ signed by all four Beatles, $31,251

Copy of ‘Please Please Me’ signed by all four Beatles, $31,251

BOSTON – A copy of the Beatles album Please Please Me signed by all four members of the band sold for $31,251 at RR Auction.

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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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Two-piece suit worn on stage by Prince during the Musicology Live 2004ever Tour, est. $30,000-$50,000

Prince, Beatles and Nirvana in spotlight at RR Auction, Nov. 18

Two-piece suit worn on stage by Prince during the Musicology Live 2004ever Tour, est. $30,000-$50,000

Two-piece suit worn on stage by Prince during the Musicology Live 2004ever Tour, est. $30,000-$50,000

BOSTON – Filled with more than 600 choice items from across the decades, RR Auction‘s November 18 Marvels of Modern Music auction will be a smash hit. View the fully illustrated catalog on 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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