The Follow Your Bliss Mega Sale (Auction #119)
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Here we have the FIRST specimen of this Original Beatles Washington DC issue to ever appear in our auction! 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 15, 1966 at the District of Columbia Stadium in Washington DC. The stadium was later renamed RFK Stadium in 1969 in honor of Robert F Kennedy. 


The concert was part of their 1966 final tour, and the band only played shows for a couple more weeks before hanging it up for good. There was also controversy over John Lennon's remark about the Beatles being "more popular than Jesus", death threats, and the band's own dissatisfaction with the screaming fans affecting their ability to perform live. Change was soon afoot. This concert was held just a month or so after the release of “Revolver”, and it was clear that the band was taking an exciting new direction with their recordings. 


Over 32,000 fans attended this show and the opening acts were The Cyrkle and The Ronettes. A very small quantity of these original handbills have survived the test of time, and even LESS still exist in this INCREDIBLE High Quality Condition. Another example in lesser condition described as "Near Mint Minus, with minor wear, toning" sold in another public auction for $3,250 over a year and a half ago. 


This original Beatles handbill here is your BEST chance to acquire the BEST quality, from the MOST SOUGHT AFTER BAND in history, from what was during their FINAL tour. Add it all up and you get one amazing Blue Chip collectible!


Estimate: $2,500-$5,000


Handbill – The Beatles, Washington DC

Grade – PAE Mint 93

Bands/Bill – The Beatles

Venue - District of Columbia Stadium

City – Washington, DC

Date – 8/15/66

Dimensions – 5 1/2" x 8 25/32"

Printing – Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Condition Details - Museum Quality with no nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration. Tiny corner bumps. 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 6:00 pm 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–The Beatles-DC Stadium Concert Handbill-MUSEUM QUALITY! FIRST PAE OFFERING! PAE Graded Mint 93
1966–The Beatles-DC Stadium Concert Handbill-MUSEUM QUALITY! FIRST PAE OFFERING! PAE Graded Mint "93"
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,200
Number Bids: 20
Auction closed on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
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