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BEATLES Concert Tickets Highlight RocknRoll Auction

Two consecutive seats to a 1966 Chicago Beatles concert and 26 different show tickets for George Harrison’s 1974 concert tour in a Dark Horse in house display highlight the Oct. 4 Pop Culture auction.

Beatles ticketsThe Beatles are extremely popular with the Media and with 3 generations of fans. And some items have proven to be great investments. It is extremely rare to find unused tickets from the few concerts the Beatles performed in the 1960s, but in the Oct. 4, 2009, there will be some rarities.

Some on the interesting Beatles items include:

2 Consecutive Unused Concert Tickets for The Beatles with original envelope, International Ampitheatre, Chicago, Friday Aug. 12, 1966, Sec. C, Row 27, Seat 3 & 4, Tickets are in mint condition, envelope has some discoloration on back.

1974 George Harrison Dark Horse Records Promotional Display featuring 26 different unused concert tickets from George Harrison’s 1974 Tour, and 26 Darkhorse logo backstage pass buttons, surrounding a Darkhorse Recods logo, framed, 21″ x 21,” some minor sun fading, near mint condition

2 Beatles 1964 Unused “A Hard Days Night” Tickets, Tropicaire Twin-Vue, San Jose, CA, “Drawing – 2 Free Tickets for Beatles – In Person – Concert at the Cow Palace, San Francisco,” Aug. 13, 1964, consecutive tickets #417 & #418, die cut with The Beatles heads and Paul with cigarette in hand, near mint condition

2 Beatles Closed Circuit Telecast Tickets, “The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Lesley Gore,” “Direct Live from their first American Concert in Washington, D.C.” at the Fox Theater, San Jose, CA, March 15, 1964, (1) for 11:30 am show, gray ticket with stain and (1) for 2:00 pm show, yellow ticket with small stain, overall good condition

1964 BEATLES CONCERT TICKET STUB, “Brian Epstein and Arthur Howes inconjunction with Trevor Kane and George Connell presents The World’s Greatest Attrraction,” “with Full Supporting Programme,” Balmoral Scotland, Kings Hall, Nov. 2, 1964, 2.75″ x 3.75,” staple holes, near mint condition

1966 BEATLES Toronto Concert Ticket Stub BEATLES Concert Ticket Stub, Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens, Aug. 17, 1966, pics of John Lennon and Ringo Starr heads, 1.5″ x 3,” creases, edge wear, overall very good condition for a stub

1964 BEATLES Kansas City Concert Ticket Stub 1964 BEATLES Kansas City Concert Ticket Stub, Municipal Stadium, Sept. 17, 1964, “Charles O. Finley is pleased to present … for the enjoyment of the Beatle Fans in Mid-America,” 2 1/8″ x 3.75,” reverse has picture of Charles O. Finley in Beatle Wig with photo of Ringo and Girl, “Today’s Beatles Fans are Tomorrow’s Baseball Fans,” creases, edge wear, scuff, overall excellent condition

1964 BEATLES Unused Concert Ticket, Detroit Olympia Stadium, Sun. Matinee, Sept. 6. 1964,. 2″ x 5,” mint condition.

5 National Lampoon Color Proofs, spoofing The BEATLES, color glossy photos, mounted to cardboard,1) Paul McCartney in Yellow Sub Overalls with Tool Box,10″ x 11,” 2) Paul being analy challenged by plastic guitar neck in front of the Taj Mahal, 12″ x 13,” 3) Paul on “Norwegian Wood Polish,” with block of wood, 8.5″ x 11,” 4) Ringo STarr Groping Naked Asian woman, 12″ x 13,” 5) All four Beatles holding French bread at their crotches across from 4 naked women holding guitars, standing in front of the Eiffel Tower, “George, John, Paul, Ringo” written below on matte, 12″ x 14,” all in very good condition

Pop Culture highlights include a Collection of mint condition psychedelic Peter Max Head Shop Posters from 1967, a collection of 1940’s Cereal Box Store Displays, Andy Warhol’s “Index Book” along with Aspen #1 and “Fab,” an invitation to a 1986 Keith Haring event printed on a pair of shorts, a collection of autographs of movie and TV stars of the 1960s, a collection of National Lampoon “Lemmings” concert posters and programs, a series of proofs and mock-ups for National Lampoon Magazine, Peter Lorre and Vincent Price Lobby Cards and Exploitation Manual, Marlene Dietrich “Angel” exploitation manual, a Woodstock concert poster, a Vaughn Bode “Centaurette Poster, and an original 1st printing of the San Francisco “Be-In” event poster.

Rock N Roll artifacts include authentic autographed Guitars by Steve Winwood, Slash from Guns N Roses, Madonna, Willie Nelson with Kris Kristofferson and the Velvet Underground, a 1956 Elvis Presley EPE scarf, a Dark Horse Record Company Promo Display for George Harrison’s only solo tour which includes 26 Unused Tickets (one for each show on the tour), a consecutive pair of unused Beatles Concert Tickets for a 1966 Chicago show plus other unused Tickets and Stubs, a 1964 Beach Boys San Jose Cardboard boxing-style Concert Poster with Ticket Stub, 1st printing of a Jimi Hendrix 1968 Toronto concert poster, several Grande Ballroom concert posters including Janis Joplin and Cream, 1st printing 1968 Toronto concert poster of The Who, a collection of Family Dog and Bill Graham Posters, a San Francisco International Pop Festival Poster, a nice selection of Grateful Dead concert posters and handbills including a 1st Printing of the famous 1966 Skull and Roses Concert Poster for the Grateful Dead Family Dog FD26, a 1968 Northern California Folk-Rock Festival program with Grateful Dead, a 1968 Newport Pop Festival Poster with the Grateful Dead, a collection of German concert posters of the 1980s including Pink Floyd and heavy Metal groups, Charlie Watts Signed First Edition, John Lennon Bag One Poster Signed, a signed John Coltrane Album, a signed Jimi Hendrix Album Cover Photo, original Jim Marshall photographs of the Who, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Keith Richards, swag clothing from the Who, The Dead, Metallica, U2 and David Bowie and much more.

Also featured will be 100+ lots of Animation Art including Vintage Disney Production Art, a series of Jiminy Cricket storyboard animation drawings for a sequence in a Walt Disney World Informational Video from 1981, Original Art for 1958 Disneyland Map by Sam McKim, an original Dopey Animation Cel with Courvoisier Background, Original Comic Art including 2 Charles Schulz Peanuts, 2 Original Hogarth Tarzan Sunday Pages, Jack Kirby Comic Art Pages, Signed Hal Foster Prince Valiant Panels, Own a Piece of History with the Original Door and Stools to Buffalo Bob’s Studio (door is engraved and signed by a multitude of visitors to his home studio), a collection of Little LuLu Comics and Ephemera, High Grade Amazing Fantasy #15 and many more Golden, Silver, and Bronze Age Comic Lots..

Gary Sohmers is known as “The King of Pop Culture,” hosts his talk radio program “Calling All Collectors” and appears as an appraiser on the PBS program “Antiques Roadshow” in his 12th season.

Phil Weiss has nearly 40 years experience in the collectibles trade. He has owned and operated Philip Weiss Auctions for over 20 years. Phil has worked as a consultant for many of the country’s top auction galleries. Phil appears as a regular guest of “Calling All Collectors” radio program and appears as an appraiser on the PBS TV program “Antiques Roadshow.” 516-594-0731

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