The New Decade Kickoff Sale (Auction #111)
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When it comes to music memorabilia, most experts agree that there is The Beatles...and then everyone else. This original concert handbill was produced for the Beatles performance on August 21, 1966 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The band played an eleven song set to over 23,000 screaming fans. 

 

The concert was the second of the day, with the band having played in Cincinnati earlier that afternoon due to the concert at Crosley Field being rained out the night before. It was also toward the end of their 1966 final tour, and the band only played 4 more locations before hanging it up for good. This concert was held just weeks after the release of “Revolver”, and it was clear that the band was taking an exciting new direction with their recordings. To view photos from the show and learn more about this historic event, click here.

 

It cannot be overstated how IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND this handbill is. Just a tiny handful ( 3-6 ) are known to exist in ANY condition, and this is by far the finest we have ever seen, or heard about.

 

Of course, this is also the very FIRST specimen to appear in our auction.

 

Determining value is almost impossible. Just 2 specimens are known of the poster to this event, and the poster is easily a $40,000 - $60,000 item.

 

The only thing we can say for certain about this handbill is that this is your BEST chance to acquire the BEST quality, from the MOST SOUGHT AFTER BAND in history.

 

Add it all up and you get one amazing Blue Chip collectible!

 

Handbill – The Beatles, Busch Stadium

Grade – PAE Near Mint 89

Bands/Bill – The Beatles

Venue - New Busch Memorial Stadium

City – St Louis, MO

Date – 8/21/66

Dimensions – 7" x 11 1/16"

Printing – Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Series/Promoter – Stix, Baer & Fuller, 7up

Condition Details - Museum Quality with no pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration. Tiny 1/16" nick on the left edge near the top, a few tiny discoloration spots, to the right of George keep this from perfection. 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 Handbill is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****

 

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

1966–Busch Stadium-The Beatles Concert Handbill-IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND! POSSIBLE FINEST KNOWN! PAE Graded Near Mint 891966–Busch Stadium-The Beatles Concert Handbill-IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND! POSSIBLE FINEST KNOWN! PAE Graded Near Mint 89
1966–Busch Stadium-The Beatles Concert Handbill-IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND! POSSIBLE FINEST KNOWN! PAE Graded Near Mint "89"
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,760
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
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