One of the highlights of actor Peter Wyngarde’s estate sale held live, online-only at East Bristol Auctions (18% buyer’s premium) was a Beatles concert poster from 1963.
Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | Tom Derbyshire
It promotes the Fab Four’s concert in the Abergavenny Town Hall Ballroom (‘The Ballroom of the Stars’) on June 22, 1963.
It measured 2ft 5in x 20in (74 x 50cm) and was printed by Arthurs Press Ltd, Stroud. Wyngarde was an acquaintance of the band.
The poster sold at the auction on March 26 at a mid-estimate £2200 to a Beatles collector.
It is the latest in a series of strong results for concert posters from the early days of famous bands – such as our Pick of the Week in ATG No 2435, a poster advertising an early gig by The Who at the short-lived Blue Moon club in Cheltenham, sold for £11,500 at Gardiner Houlgate’s auction.