Beatles concert posters are amongst the scarcest of the group’s collectibles. A poster for Beatles gig would have been printed in a limited quantity, maybe a print run of only 40 or 50 copies at most. The majority of these would have been glued to a wall or board and so rendered useless after the concert, others would have been discarded leaving only a small number, maybe 3 or 4 of the original print run remaining. Hence their rarity. Also Beatles concert posters are amongst the most desirable items of the group’s memorabilia as a good example can be aesthetically very pleasing and capture the essence of a very special period in the history of popular music.
The most sought after Beatles concert posters are the from the Beatles pre-fame period either when they were playing in Hamburg or at the Casbah or The Cavern in Liverpool. Collectors seem to place particular stow on Beatles concert posters from this particular era, possibly because Beatles concert ephemera was at it’s scarcest then and also because the group’s image seems to have a powerful draw for fans during this period. From the 1963-1966 years Beatles concert posters showing an image of the group are most popular with collectors.
We pay £8000+ for Beatles concert posters measuring 20 inches x 30 inches. We pay £10,000+ for concert posters measuring 30 inches x 40 inches. All this depends on the condition, scarcity etc.
A 30 inch by 40 inch poster from the Beatles concert performances at the Odeon, Southport. The poster was for a week long series of concerts starting on the 26th August 1963. We will pay £12,000 to £15,000.
The Beatles concert poster illustrated above is from an early UK concert at the Subscription Rooms, Stroud. The concert took place on 31st March 1962. We will pay around £8,000 for this poster
The following Beatles concert poster is from a performance at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton on the 6th April 1962. The Beatles shared the bill with Emile Ford and the Checkmates. This was one of the group's final concerts before leaving for Hamburg for several weeks. (Please note the incorrect spelling of Beetles). We will pay around £8,000 to £10,000 for this poster.
A Beatles concert poster from the ABC Cinema, Croydon. The Beatles performed there on the 21st March 1963 as support to Chris Montez and Tommy Roe. We will pay £10,000 for this poster.
A Beatles concert poster from the final performance of the 1963 Swedish tour. The concert took place on the 29th October at Sporthallen, Eskilstuna. We will pay £8,000 for this poster.
A Beatles concert poster from the ABC Cinema Exeter on the 14th November 1963. We will pay £10,000 for this poster.
A Beatles concert poster from Stockholm, Sweden for the performances on the 28th and 29th July 1964. We will pay £10,000 for this poster.