The New Decade Kickoff Sale (Auction #111)
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Wow! A Globe Printing Company cardboard poster! We couldn’t be more thrilled to offer you this scarce Little Richard original poster for the FIRST TIME in our auction. This early lineup for a evening in August 1957 in Chattanooga included legendary names like Little Richard, Booby Blue Bland, Big Maybelle, and Jimmy Reed. This is a very early Little Richard issue, as his 1955 single "Tutti Frutti" became an instant hit, reaching No. 21 on the Billboard Top 100 in America and launching his career.


From its opening in 1929 until its closure in 2010, Globe Poster Company in Baltimore was the go-to place for musicians, circuses, drag races, and concert producers for bold, eye-catching letterpress advertising. It's no secret that Globe cardboard concert posters are the gold standard amongst advanced collectors. They rarely show up at public auction and when they do, they are always met with enthusiastic bidding! 


Poster – Little Richard 1957 Cardboard Globe

Grade – PAE Excellent 79

Bands/Bill –  Little Richard, Booby Blue Bland, Junior Parker Band, The 5 Royales, Big Maybelle, Tab Smith, Jimmy Reed, Tony Harris, Noble Watts and his band.

Venue – Memorial Auditorium

City – Chattanooga, TN

Date – 8/8/57

Dimensions – 22 1/8" x 28 3/16"

Printing – OP-1, Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Printer – Globe Poster Printing Corp

Paper Type – Cardboard

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. Upper left and bottom left corner crease, toning around the edges. A tiny ding bottom right edge. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo, to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180, 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.


*****This poster is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****


*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1957-Memorial Auditorium-Little Richard GLOBE Cardboard Concert Poster-ULTRA RARE! PAE Graded Excellent 79
1957-Memorial Auditorium-Little Richard GLOBE Cardboard Concert Poster-ULTRA RARE! PAE Graded Excellent "79"
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $480
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
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