The January 2021 Mega Sale (Auction #129)
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This next to impossible to own GIANT sized original Tiny Tim cardboard poster is one of very few copies to survive over the past 50 years.


This poster has tremendous historical importance as it was for the very FIRST Pop Entertainment show at the legendary Merriweather Post Pavilion! There is one number in collectibles that is instantly more sought after and valuable than any other number and that is the number ONE. ONE as in FIRST!! The first corvette, the first Batman comic, the first U.S. coin are all immediately recognizable due to the HISTORIC IMPORTANCE of the collectible in question. 


The original poster was commissioned by promoter Durwood Settles and was designed by artist D.W. Beeghly. Merriweather Post had just opened a year prior during 1967. Settles had come from New York City, where he booked pop concerts at venues like Carnegie Hall. He wanted to bring pop acts to Merriweather but wasn’t quite sure how the community of Columbia Maryland would handle it.


In an interview years later he spoke about how he originally he wanted to have Jimi Hendrix be the first rock show at Merriweather, but instead, he opted to test the waters of the venue with someone a little less shocking. “I booked Tiny Tim mainly because I didn’t want to overreach,” Settles recalls. “The whole approach was to be genteel about this. I didn’t want to blast the community with hard rockers.” Settles hired Ted Nugent's The Amboy Dukes for supporting act. The show was a huge success, which then paved the way for Settles to bring The Jimi Hendrix Experience to Merriweather a month later. 


Beeghly is a renowned concert poster artist whose work is amongst the rarest and most sought after EVER produced. Beeghly's claim to fame was the ridiculous time, effort and materials he invested to create true works of art that transcended the genre. First, Beeghly created this poster in cardboard, this was a work of art that Beeghly intended to last far beyond the actual concert date.  Second, Beeghly created this poster in work in massive size, something that was and is highly unusual. Third, Beeghly created this poster as a hand pulled silkscreen that used stunning day glow, fluorescent inks that dazzle under black light. The icing on the cake is that Beeghly produced under 200 of this poster.


All of these unusual steps were taken to create an important work of art that would be considered to be amongst the most beautiful and sought after rock and roll concert posters produced by ANYONE, ANYWHERE. Beeghly succeeded in his goal as today, 50 years later, his posters are wanted and searched for by the world's most advanced collectors.


It's important to note that in our opinion this poster is FAR rarer than Beeghly's poster for Hendrix, rendered in the same style, and the same incredible inks has traded for as much as $40,000 and rarer than ALL of the artist's other works that routinely command over $10,000.


To read more about this poster, click here.


Poster – Tiny Tim Merriweather Post Pavilion 1968 Beeghly

Grade – PAE Excellent 75

Bands/Bill – Tiny Tim, Ted Nugent’s The Amboy Dukes

Venue – Merriweather Post Pavilion

City – Columbia, MD

Date – 7/18/68

Dimensions – 22” x 28 4/32”

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

Series/Promoter - Durwood Settles

Artist - D.W. Beeghly

Paper Type – Cardboard

Condition Details- 100% Original with no restoration. Curl from being rolled. 1” tear right edge, 1 1/2” tear top edge, 1” tear top center, tape residue and pulls in the corners, tape pulls on reverse. 100% 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.*

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1968-Beeghly-Tiny Tim-Merriweather Post Pavilion LARGE Cardboard Concert Poster-RENOWNED ARTIST DAIL.W. BEEGHLY! PAE Excellent “75”
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